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Citi Helps Diverts Plastic Toys from Landfills, Donates to Kids in Need in the Bronx

Second Chance Toys is once again so honored to have been a part of Citi’s Global Community Day Reimagined campaign. Thanks to a great team of coordinators, including Reem Aliessa, Program Manager with Citi Volunteers, Sharon Den from the Citi NYC Green Team and Brianna Cano of RCano Events, Citi volunteers were invited to collect and donate gently-used plastic toys to make an impact starting on Earth Day. Over 350 toys were collected in-person at Citi’s headquarters in lower Manhattan and matched by Second Chance Toys to an accredited and matched recipient organization, Trippinz Care Inc of Bronx, NY. 


Citi has and continues to be an SCT Valued Supporter, helping us all year with hands-on and behind the scenes support in our mission to create a plastic toy circular economy. Citi has not only donated toys, but has provided funding and in the past has even sent volunteer teams to deep clean donated toys at our drop-off locations in New Jersey. Citi’s continued devotion to the environment and breaking the cycles of inequality makes this community one of our greatest assets. The Team at RCano Events is also no stranger to Second Chance Toys, and we greatly appreciate all of their efforts of time, patience, and one of the hottest commodities for toys, storage space!                                                                                                                                                    

The SCT accredited organization which is receiving these donations, Trippinz Care Inc. is a nonprofit group serving those living in need in the Bronx with basic necessities, namely clothing, coats, and kids items. Trippinz Care is a cornerstone of the community, helping countless families by providing some of the simple items that everyone deserves but to which they may not have access. 

Thank you to Citi for another wonderfully successful season of sustainable positive impacts!