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1-800-GOT-JUNK? helps give toys new homes for the holidays


Second Chance Toys thanks Valued Supporter 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for another successful holiday season! Over the years the partnership has helped divert tens of thousands of toys from landfills and put them into the hands of children in need. Read more about our joint efforts here.

New Jersey Makes a Stand on Plastic Pollution


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Adapting Toys For All

Part of the heart of our mission of SCT is to help enrich the lives of children in need by providing the opportunity to play, so in order to broaden our reach in order to serve more kids, this year Second Chance Toys joined forces with the NYC chapter of Makers Making Change (MMC) to aid in launching their new event: Adaptive Toy Hackathons. 

Homegrown Humanitarianism

Every year Second Chance Toys' expansive network of volunteers and supporters grows larger, and every year each individual proves to be priceless to our team in the missions against plastic waste and poverty. This past holiday season we were overjoyed to work with Kiera Dunlevy, a Manasquan High School Junior, who single-handedly coordinated a toy drive in her community. Kiera reached out directly to the SCT team to discuss her ideas and get some more information. She then registered for a recipient match and took off running!

Playing it forward for Earth month

How does a collection of gently used plastic toys bring schools, students, teachers and parents together? New Jersey schools are discovering the answer by partnering with Second Chance Toys, a charitable nonprofit that promotes collections of these toys and donates them to local organizations serving children in need. Read the full NJEA featured article here.

Hehnly K-Kids Giving Back to the Community

As part of their Second Chance Toy Initiative, K-Kids collected and donated over 1,000 gently used plastic toys for two organizations that provided gifts to many children who would not have received any toys for the holiday. Each toy was thoroughly cleaned, equipped with batteries, and individually bagged for delivery.

Read full article here.

Second Chance Toys Receives NJDEP Recycling Award

Second Chance Toys was among those honored today as New Jersey’s 2019 recycling leaders. 

Receiving the award is Bronna Lipton, Executive Director of Second Chance Toys with Steve Rinaldi, NJDEP, Bureau of Sustainability.

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