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Asbury Park Press: Toys Get Second Chance to Make Children Happy

A red fire truck, yellow airplane and a white dollhouse were just some in a pile of plastic toys, on their way to a needy home instead of the garbage.

On Sunday, people in the local community came to donate gently used toys in Freehold as part of a two-day, statewide charity drive to keep unwanted plastic toys out of landfills, and into the hands of disadvantaged children.

The toys were collected by 1-800-Got-Junk, in collaboration with the nonprofit group Second Chance Toys at the Park Plaza Shopping Center on Route 33. According to Second Chance Operations Manager Jennifer Cournoyer, the seven-year partnership with the junk removal company has evolved.

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