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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.

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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

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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.

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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.
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Second Chance Toys of PA salutes the team at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for their great help in moving toys from where we collect them to where they need to go to get them to the kids.  We could not make so many children happy without your desire and effort to help whenever, however and no matter what!  THANK YOU!  You epitomize what community service and the holiday service are really all about!

Logan LoganAnnexHS There was lots of holiday cheer in the air at Our Lady of Hope Church on December 23.  The kids of Logan Annex Head Start received lots of shiny gifts compliments of Second Chance Toys of PA, and had personal “sit-downs” with Santa Claus too!!!  That is what we call a very special day indeed!

Thanks to the generosity and support of so many individuals, families, schools, churches, synagogues and companies this holiday season, Second Chance Toys of PA toy donations now exceed 12, 500.  That is a lot of toys recycled away from the landfill to into the appreciative hands of literally thousands of youngsters in our community.  Thanks to the following organizations who lent a helping hand or otherwise participated this holiday season:
-Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
-Springfield Elementary School
-Springfield Literacy Center
-Walter Miller Elementary School
-Samuel Everitt Elementary School
-Kohls
-Bucks County Head Start
-Mill Creek Elementary School
-Pediatric Day Health Center
-Feltonville Head Start
-Trinidad Head Start
-Logan Annex Head Start (Our Lady of Hope Church)
-Downingtown Area School District (Admin Team)
-Tiferit Bet Israel Synagogue
-Warwick Elementary School
-State Farm
-Children’s Village of Doylestown, PA
If you are interested in participating during Earth Week 2011, please let us know at secondchancetoys.pa@gmail.com

DSC02951 Hey, it’s not really “work” when you are having fun!  Here is the Second Chance Toys of PA core team and some volunteers helping Santa make it happen for the kids during the holiday season of 2010!    

Felt2 Second Chance Toys of PA donated hundreds of great toys to the children of Feltonville Head Start this holiday season.  The toys were distributed to the kids on December 21.  Smiling faces all around.  Happy holidays!  Ho Ho Ho!

Trinidad What a great time on December 22.  The kids dressed up and performed in true holiday style for friends and family.  Second Chance Toys provided wonderful toys for every single child just in time for the holidays.  And -- Santa even made a surprise appearance too!   A tremendous time was had by all!

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