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Record-Setting Earth Month Totals!

This Earth Month, Second Chance Toys set new records...  and the results are in:

14,934 gently used plastic toys collected
• 59,736 lbs. of plastic kept out of landfills
• 44,800 children shared the toys with EACH round of play
• Collections held in 15 states plus the District of Columbia
• 110 organizations across the country benefitted

We had a diverse group of volunteer collectors ranging from individuals, schools, troops, religious institutions, businesses, and corporations, to mom bloggers, banks, apartment complexes, PTAs, green teams, recycling centers, university students and even a zoo! Our volunteers consistently remark at how much fun it is collecting these colorful tools of play and how great it makes them feel to help others and our Earth.

Requests for our gently used plastic toys have grown significantly. Among the organizations that have signed up to receive our toys, demand exceeds 350,000 toys! "With all this need, there is no reason why plastic toys should end up as waste, when they can be donated and help children play, imagine and develop," exclaimed Bronna Lipton, Executive Director, Second Chance Toys.

Volunteers who wish to collect toys can register on our website for our holiday collection beginning November 1. We supply lots of resources including collection tips, activity booklets, flyers. PSAs and press releases.

Many thanks to our valued supporters, who have allowed us, with their generous support, to continue our mission. If you wish to join in and support us, your greatly appreciated donation will help us grow our footprint to ultimately reach more children and keep plastics out of our landfills.