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McGinn Elementary in Scotch Plains Collects over 1,000 Toys!

The families at William J. McGinn Elementary in Scotch Plains have demonstrated an outpouring of support and generosity year after year at our annual December Toy Drive with Second Chance Toys. Students and parents look forward to this annual tradition and start setting aside unneeded toys the month before the drive. It is motivating for families to know that their donations will be a Christmas gift for needy families in Union County NJ! 

Dedicated parent volunteers post information and reminders about the upcoming one-day drive on our community social media sites and in our weekly PTA emails. Fourth grade students help make morning announcements about the upcoming drive, and they make posters to hang around the school as part of their service learning project. The two-hour toy drive begins at school drop-off, with parent and student volunteers helping to collect donations as students arrive for school. This team helps to sort, clean, and prepare the toys immediately for donation. In just a few hours, over 1,000 toys are readied and delivered to children in need in a neighboring town. 

Thank you McGinn School Community!!!