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Kohl’s Cares Associates in Action show off some of the toys they collected before loading up the 1-800-Got-Junk? truck for delivery to Burlington County Head Starts. Kohl’s team members receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Second Chance Toys for their dedication to helping children and the environment. Shortly after, one of 6 truckloads of toys donated by Kohl’s associates were delivered to 9 organizations in NJ, PA and DE. Matt McGlaughlin, 1-800-Got-Junk? franchisee, shows off some of the good-as-new toys being delivered to Burlington County Head Start and its 5 other centers.


Second Chance Toys was honored this year to partner with Kohl's on their National Go Green Event. Through the Kohl's Cares Associates in Action program, volunteers collect gently used plastic toys, cleaned them, and tagged them with messages. A total of 57 Kohl's stores participated and over 6,000 toys were donated. Our partners at 1-800-Got-Junk? volunteered their resources to deliver toys to organizations in NJ, PA and DE.

NY Kids Club Help make a difference in the lives of NYC children. Bring your clean, gently used plastic toys to any one of six New York Kids Club location throughTuesday, April 26th. The toys will be distributed to homeless children throughout the city.
- 601 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
- 169 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
- 219 East 67th Street, Manhattan
- 38 East 22nd Street, Manhattan
- 393 South End Avenue, Manhattan
- 182 Henry Street, Brooklyn

Get ready for Spring!
A Second ChanceToy drive is being held conjunction with Wild Earth Fest at Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside, NJ. Donate your clean, gently used plastic toys. There will be a bin in the main building. 

Fifty seven Kohl's stores in NJ, PA and DE participated in a unified collection of gently used plastic toys to benefit children in the nearby communities. What an amazing day.....we'll tell you more about it shortly.

Image004 Six locations are accepting donations of gently used plastic toys from April 20 - 26.
New York Kid's Club: 601 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City
New York Kid's Club: 169 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City

New York Kid's Club: 219 East 67th Street, New York City
New York Kid's Club: 38 East 22nd Street, New York City

New York Kid's Club: 393 South End Avenue, New York City

New York Kid's Club: 182 Henry Street, Brooklyn

100_0790 These great quality toys were donated and delivered to a new group in the St George area of Sydney setting up a Mobile Toy Library. These toys will be very much in demand and with our new donations from Toy Drives through local Primary Schools; we look forward to being able to deliver many more good quality plastic toys to children in need.

Great toys boys-2 The founder from Second Chance Toys of Sydney has gotton her two sons involved, both of whom are pictured with some fantastic plastic toys donated by individuals for distribution to organizations needing toys for children. The toys have since been delivered to a new playgroup started by the South-East Area Health Service for Aboriginal children in Southern Sydney.

Villawood Residential Housing-1 
Hi Cheryl,
I am very happy with the toys that have been donated by Second Chance Toys. Absolutely fantastic. The kids have already started pulling the boxes apart even before I could get them to our crèche area!
Thanks again. You've made a lot of kids very happy.
Kind Regards, Dan Grigson

Short Hills toy drive-with Madge-Photo 1 
Christ Church Nursery School (CCNS) in Short Hills and the Parents Association of CCNS (PACCNS) worked diligently, despite a couple of snow storms, to collect hundreds of gently used plastic toys for those in need. Everything from ride-ons to educational toys were gathered, sorted and checked for working batteries. About 750 toys were donated to New Community Corp. and St Rose of Lima in Newark, NJ. It took a large truck to haul it all to the over 1300 families they serve! Thank you to all who participated. Pictured with the some of the many toys collected are PACCNS co-chairs Ali Seeger (left) and Kim Sleeman (right) and in the center, Madge Wilson, Management Administrator for New Community Corp.

NCC Hispanic Development Corp.-Toy Donation-Second Chance Toys 
Martina Nuñez, program coordinator for New Community Corporation’s Hispanic Development Corp. in Newark, displays some of the toys that were picked up from the JCC in Scotch Plains, New Jersey during the toy drive sponsored on Jan 17th by Second Chance Toys. A representative of the corporation was able to pick up approximately 200 toys that will be distributed to local families. “We are so grateful to Second Chance Toys for reaching out to us about the available toys,” Nuñez said. “They are going to make a lot of children very happy!”

Ncclogo New Community’s Hispanic Development Corp. in Newark, NJ received over 200 gently used plastic toys from a collection conducted at the JCC in Scotch Plains to commemorate a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The organization is thrilled about the donation and the wide variety. Not only did they have enough for Hispanic Development, but they plan to share some with New Community’s two early learning centers.

Please drop off your gently used plastic toys. They must be clean, no small or missing parts and battery operated toys must be fully operational.
Monday, January 17th, 10AM - 5PM (One day only)
41606_128879506704_8477_n JCC of Central NJ
1391 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Picture 019 Picture 025 Each year, thousands of needy children depend on the love and generosity of their neighbors to help make the holiday a happy one. Many larger, well funded organizations reach out to the community, ask for donations and are able to offer food, clothing, gifts and toys to needy families.  Pleas of many smaller organizations are never heard.  This year, according to Jocelyn Goldberg, founder of the New York City Chapter of Second Chance Toys, "Many smaller charities that don’t have the resources or manpower to ask for help were able to come to our website and connect with toy drives going on throughout New York City.  Drives held at organizations like Rapid Park Garages -- located throughout Manhattan –were able to collect and donate over 2,400 toys to organizations that otherwise would never have been able to connect with them. 
This year toys were donated to groups that include:

  • Association to Benefit Children
  • East Harlem Community Center
  • New Creation Christian Church
  • Mother-Child Crisis Center (Covenant House)
  • Dads United for Parenting (Midtown Community Court)
  • Brooklyn Family Defense Project
  • St John’s Place Family Shelter
  • Toys of Hope
  • Save the Children of NY
  • NY Kids Foundation
  • Bethel Gospel Assembly

1-800-GotJunk? donated time and services to transport the toys to each of these organizations.

Ms. Natasha under tree This year, toys collected by Temple Shaaray Tefila’s Hebrew School program in New York City were donated to the Prospect Family Inn and the Williamsbridge Family Inn – two local centers operated by Homes for the Homeless. More than 200 children will receive a toy as a result of the drive, helping make this December’s holidays extra special.  Children enrolled in the daycare programs were given the opportunity to select their toy from under the tree, which was a special event for the centers last Monday afternoon. These centers serve 512 families and more than 600 children every day. According to Margaret Menghini, Program Associate at Homes for the Homeless, toys and play time are extremely important to the positive development of young children. This type of contribution, plus others from community organizations, help us provide our residents with the various items they need to get by on a day-to-day basis.    We are truly grateful for our partnership with Second Chance Toys and for the creative way they are recycling plastic toys and help less privileged children in the community”.

HH Toys-Second Chance event 2010-kids and drew with toys Children from the Harmony House Early Learning Center in Newark are seen here with Drew Trautman, franchise partner  with 1-1800-Got-Junk?, who made the Dec. 15th toy delivery to the pre-school on behalf of Second Chance Toys. The center is owned and operated by the non-profit New Community Corporation.
New Community Corp  Thank you-Second Chance Toys