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Second Chance Toys and the Philadelphia Phillies Team Up to help Kids AND Celebrate Earth Day

(Philadelphia, PA) To mark Earth Day, The Phillies have found a unique way to help the environment and help disadvantaged children at the same time. The team approached the non-profit group Second Chance Toys of PA to jointly collect gently-used plastic toys during The Phillies home game against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 22, 2009 (Earth Day).

Fans attending that game are encouraged to bring ‘gently used’ plastic toys in good working condition and drop them off in specially marked bins at seven entrances into the Citizens Bank Park. The toys will be donated to charities and centers for children throughout the community.

The high-profile collection is expected to net hundreds of toys that would have likely otherwise ended up in the landfill. It’s a win for less fortunate children and it’s a win for the environment.

“We are overjoyed that The Phillies share our commitment to helping the environment and kids,” says Kyle Scott, 17, who started up the Pennsylvania chapter of Second Chance Toys with his sister Cara, 16, who adds, “the kids will be thrilled to get toys from Phillies fans.”

Cara and Kyle have donated nearly 3,000 toys to charities since starting the local chapter two years ago. Second Chance Toys frequently enlists the help of local junk removal company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to transport the toys to children’s organizations throughout the area.