STATE—Many used plastic toys are tossed aside when they show little signs of wear and are still in good working condition. Those used toys could be given a second chance, especially by needy children who do not have parents capable of providing luxury items.
Hundreds of useable plastic toys were collected from participating Investors Savings Bank branches serving as Second Chance Toys drop-off locations to benefit disadvantaged children while helping save the environment.
Second Chance Toys is a community-based initiative that helps protect the environment by recycling plastic toys and distributing them to needy children through local community organizations.
Sasha Lipton, now a freshman at Northwestern University, founded the group while she was a 17-year-old Governor Livingston High School student.
The Mountainside native established the program to rescue and refurbish plastic toys that would otherwise end up in our landfills.
Lipton sanitizes the toys and has donated them to numerous organizations that help needy children throughout New Jersey, in addition to helping spread her idea around the country.
If you would like to help, simply drop-off your used plastic toys to any participating Investors Savings Bank branch and they will passed along to Second Chance Toys.
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