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Evergreen School's One-Hour Collection Yields 950 Toys!!

The holiday toy collection at Evergreen School in Scotch Plains is proof that when a community comes together, great things happen. The collection was promoted well in advance. The Kids Care Committee posted e-blasts for weeks, the PTA president sent out reminders about making sure the toys were clean, that loose pieces were put together in bags and attached to the toys, and that toys were in the same condition that parents would want to give to their own children. Not only did the community respond with everything bagged so neatly, but a record number of toys were donated! In only one hour, the fourth graders inspected, wiped down and bagged up the collection of 950 toys.

Then, like clockwork, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? pulled in front of the school to load up the toys and cart them to Newark, where they were donated to Vince Lombardi Centers for Hope. We could never move as many toys as we do and impact the thousands of children we do without the volunteer services of 1-800- GOT-JUNK? their trucks, time and manpower. Special thanks to Evergreen Principal, Colleen Haubert, for supporting the collection twice yearly at the school, and to the Kids Care parents, Lindsay DeMasi and Kathleen Migliaccio, for their consistent dedication and hard work year after year!!​ Thank you all.