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SCT Volunteer Encourages Florida Community to Make a Difference

Florida resident, Emily Riggans, reached out to Second Chance Toys two months prior to our 2013 Holiday collection. Once she learned of our organization she couldn’t wait to jump in to help the SCT mission.

Emily began her volunteer efforts by encouraging her community to get involved. She reached out to her local Fire Department as well as many friends and family across South Florida—all were very excited to help.

She spoke with our partners from 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for toy delivery assistance and was even able to set up a meeting with Neiman Marcus of Fort Lauderdale so that they could collect toys as part of their outstanding “Give, Care, Share” initiative.

After all of the community outreach, toy pickups, cleaning and sorting were complete, close to 1,000 gently used plastic toys had been collected. The beautiful toys were delivered to the Miami Rescue Mission, an organization serving the homeless of South Florida since 1922.

Thank you to Emily, Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale, and all of the volunteers who contributed to this fantastic collection. It’s because of dedicated individuals like you that we are able to do what we do!