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NCC Hispanic Development Corp.-Toy Donation-Second Chance Toys 
Martina Nuñez, program coordinator for New Community Corporation’s Hispanic Development Corp. in Newark, displays some of the toys that were picked up from the JCC in Scotch Plains, New Jersey during the toy drive sponsored on Jan 17th by Second Chance Toys. A representative of the corporation was able to pick up approximately 200 toys that will be distributed to local families. “We are so grateful to Second Chance Toys for reaching out to us about the available toys,” Nuñez said. “They are going to make a lot of children very happy!”

New Community’s Hispanic Development Corp in Newark Receives 200 Second Chance Toys

Ncclogo New Community’s Hispanic Development Corp. in Newark, NJ received over 200 gently used plastic toys from a collection conducted at the JCC in Scotch Plains to commemorate a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The organization is thrilled about the donation and the wide variety. Not only did they have enough for Hispanic Development, but they plan to share some with New Community’s two early learning centers.

Plastic Toy Drive to Mark Martin Luther King Day of Service (@secondchancetoy)

Please drop off your gently used plastic toys. They must be clean, no small or missing parts and battery operated toys must be fully operational.
Monday, January 17th, 10AM - 5PM (One day only)
41606_128879506704_8477_n JCC of Central NJ
1391 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Second Chance Toy of New York City Helps Make the Holiday a Happy One for Over 2,400 Kids

Picture 019 Picture 025 Each year, thousands of needy children depend on the love and generosity of their neighbors to help make the holiday a happy one. Many larger, well funded organizations reach out to the community, ask for donations and are able to offer food, clothing, gifts and toys to needy families.  Pleas of many smaller organizations are never heard.  This year, according to Jocelyn Goldberg, founder of the New York City Chapter of Second Chance Toys, "Many smaller charities that don’t have the resources or manpower to ask for help were able to come to our website and connect with toy drives going on throughout New York City.  Drives held at organizations like Rapid Park Garages -- located throughout Manhattan –were able to collect and donate over 2,400 toys to organizations that otherwise would never have been able to connect with them. 
This year toys were donated to groups that include:

  • Association to Benefit Children
  • East Harlem Community Center
  • New Creation Christian Church
  • Mother-Child Crisis Center (Covenant House)
  • Dads United for Parenting (Midtown Community Court)
  • Brooklyn Family Defense Project
  • St John’s Place Family Shelter
  • Toys of Hope
  • Save the Children of NY
  • NY Kids Foundation
  • Bethel Gospel Assembly

1-800-GotJunk? donated time and services to transport the toys to each of these organizations.

Temple Shaaray Tefila & Second Chance Toys brighten up the holidays at Homes for the Homeless in NYC

Ms. Natasha under tree This year, toys collected by Temple Shaaray Tefila’s Hebrew School program in New York City were donated to the Prospect Family Inn and the Williamsbridge Family Inn – two local centers operated by Homes for the Homeless. More than 200 children will receive a toy as a result of the drive, helping make this December’s holidays extra special.  Children enrolled in the daycare programs were given the opportunity to select their toy from under the tree, which was a special event for the centers last Monday afternoon. These centers serve 512 families and more than 600 children every day. According to Margaret Menghini, Program Associate at Homes for the Homeless, toys and play time are extremely important to the positive development of young children. This type of contribution, plus others from community organizations, help us provide our residents with the various items they need to get by on a day-to-day basis.    We are truly grateful for our partnership with Second Chance Toys and for the creative way they are recycling plastic toys and help less privileged children in the community”.

Harmony House Early Learning Center in Newark Loves Their Second Chance Toys!

HH Toys-Second Chance event 2010-kids and drew with toys Children from the Harmony House Early Learning Center in Newark are seen here with Drew Trautman, franchise partner  with 1-1800-Got-Junk?, who made the Dec. 15th toy delivery to the pre-school on behalf of Second Chance Toys. The center is owned and operated by the non-profit New Community Corporation.
New Community Corp  Thank you-Second Chance Toys