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Jefferson School Helps Find Second Home for Plastic Toys

Jefferson Elementary School in Roxbury Township held a used plastic toy drive for Second Chance Toys, a non-profit organization that rescues and recycles plastic toys for children in need by donating them to community organizations while keeping them out of the landfills. 

According to Second Chance Toys, “Given the nature of plastic, the toys often show little signs of wear. When these “good-as-new” toys are thrown out, they become waste in a landfill, take up a lot of space, and do not biodegrade. Hand in hand with this wastefulness is the fact that many children in the United States own few or no toys at all. Second Chance Toys provides a waste-need solution to these problems. Unwanted plastic toys are rescued and donated to organizations that care for children in need. The toys can enhance a child’s development by helping promote socialization, creativity, emotional security, motor skills, and learning.”

Jefferson School was paired with Norwescap Head Start Preschool in Denville, NJ and two carloads of toys were delivered there on Friday, December 6th.

This recycled toy collection helps Jefferson School continue on its sustainability path as a bronze certified school with Sustainable Jersey for Schools.