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Essence Magazine Online: 5 Ways To Teach Your Kids About Giving Back

It’s not uncommon to see a child stop when they see another child crying and ask “why is he crying” and even go as far as to offer a toy or hug to help. Or for my own kids to offer to feed me if I say I’m hungry or for them to say “mommy are you okay?” if I stumble, get hurt or have an accident.

Delaware Online: Give toys a second chance at Delaware Children’s Museum

On Saturday, Kohl’s and Second Chance Toys will hold a big drive at the Delaware Children’s Museum to gather gently used toys for the underprivileged. The drive is designed partly to celebrate Earth Day and keep the toys out of landfills.

The organizers hope to collect 5,000 toys for kids in need during the museum’s Family Fun Day. They will be picked up by 1-800 GOT JUNK? drivers, who are volunteering their time and trucks, to be delivered to Delaware and Philadelphia locations.

Scrap Register: 1-800-GOT-JUNK? JV with Second Chance Toys plans to collect used toys for support Earth Day

JERSEY (Scrap Register): After seven years of working together to put smiles on the faces of children in need throughout New Jersey, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and Second Chance Toys are taking to the streets to increase awareness about their campaign in time for Earth Day. On April 12 and 13 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s blue and green trucks will be parked throughout the Garden State ready to be filled up with gently-used toys from local residents.

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.

NJTV News: Earth Week Inspires Toy Drive Around NJ

Two groups are working together to help children in need while also keeping items out of landfills.

Second Chance Toys and 1-800-Got-Junk have partnered up to deliver toys to children throughout the state. Both parties have collected, cleaned and redistributed toys for children in the past. By collecting gently used toys, their efforts have centered around Earth Week — happening April 21-25 this year — according to franchise partner Drew Trautman from New Jersey Northeast.

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