In recognition of Earth Week and in an effort to prevent unwanted plastic toys from clogging landfills, Second Chance Toys conducted a gently used plastic toy drive throughout New Jersey from April 17 to 22.
Evergreen School in Scotch Plains was among the many participants throughout New Jersey. The students will donate the nearly 300 gently used plastic toys they collected to the organization Helping Honduras.
"We wanted our students to experience firsthand how they could do something to keep non-biodegradable plastics out of our landfills and at the same time help less-fortunate children," said Bronna Lipton, Evergreen School Spanish teacher and advisory board member of Second Chance Toys.
Since its founding in 2006, Second Chance Toys has collected and donated over 40,000 toys to needy children. Collections are focused around the holidays in December and during Earth Week in April. For more information, please visit http://www.secondchancetoys.org