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Eagle Scout Project Yields 400 Toys!

Michael Jankiewicz, a student at Oak Lawn Community High School, in a suburb of Chicago, was introduced to Second Chance Toys through the Windy City Green Team. They had just come off of a collection themselves, and Michael thought it would represent a great Eagle Scout project for him. He is currently a scout with troop 618 that meets at Trinity Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn. He not only was able to collect a massive amount of toys, but he cleaned them up to be good as new. 

"I was so happy to get an incredible response to the collection," Michael exclaimed. "Seeing over 400 beautiful toys that could have ended up in landfills made me so proud to have done something to help the environment and to know that lots of kids will be smiling as a result of my efforts," he added. Michael is pictured behind the poster, showing off his collection box when he first began the project. Also shown are some of the toys loaded for transport to the North Lawndale YMCA.