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Viacom Volunteers Prepare 1,000 Toys for Donation

Once again, Second Chance Toys benefitted from Viacommunity Day, a day in which Viacom volunteers all over the globe perform community service. On April 20th, a team of 30 volunteers headed to Fair Lawn Recycling Center in New Jersey, where 1,000 toys had been collected for Second Chance Toys and were waiting to be cleaned and donated to children in need.

The team, led by captain Wanda Farag, hit the ground running. In 3 hours they managed to sort, inspect, clean, and bag the toys that were sparkling clean and ready again for play. The many bags of toys, were then loaded on the two 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks to be delivered to five local organizations that very day.

"It is so gratifying to see the huge impact we can make and all in just a few hours," noted Farag, who has been a Viacom volunteer with Second Chance Toys since 2013.

The Viacom volunteers not only helped children and the environment, but the camaraderie, teamwork and new acquaintances, made in a setting outside the office, surely added to the multiple positive outcomes on Viacommunity Day.

Having such a longstanding relationship with Viacom has meant a lot to Second Chance Toys. As a result of the last 6 years of participation, over 8,000 toys have been donated and over 32,000 pounds of plastic have been kept out of our landfills! Second Chance Toys is most grateful to be included in this wonderful endeavor every year and we are thankful for Viacom's support and generous grant.