Prior to Winter Break, fourteen District buildings teamed up with Second Chance Toys and collected over 1,200 gently used plastic toys for donation! 1-800-GOT-JUNK? volunteered its resources to transport the District's donations on December 13th to St. Cecilia's in Coatesville and the School District of Philadelphia.
Second Chance Toys rescues and recycles unwanted plastic toys and donates them to organizations that care for children in need. Additionally, by keeping these toys out of our landfills, the donations help the environment, as plastic toys do not biodegrade easily. Thank you to everyone for your worthwhile donations!
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This year the River Vale, NJ First Friends Tuesday 1-2 year old and Friday 4-5 year old, Mommy and Me group decided to run a toy drive. The moms made the donating process a great learning experience and taught their little ones how to make a difference in another child’s life that is less fortunate. The First Friends Friday’s 4-5 year old group, Tuesday’s 1-2 years old group and some people from their community donated a total of 355 gently used toys of their own or purchased new toys to make another child smile and BELIEVE in magical holidays. It took 5 cars to deliver 355 toys to Bergen Childcare Development Head Start program and a local Church in Hackensack, NJ. The children learned how to make another child’s holiday extra magical. Thanks to Second Chance Toys for connecting the group to the Head Start program and the Church in Hackensack, NJ.