1-800-GOT-JUNK? and Second Chance Toys Save Toys and Deliver Smiles Through International Expansion

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? is leveraging their international presence to help Second Chance Toys, a charity that rescues discarded plastic toys and delivers them to disadvantaged children, grow their presence internationally.

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New Jersey Operations Manager Ricky Fasciano helps deliver toys.

“We will continue to work with [Second Chance Toys] on expanding into new areas, and to help them rescue toys for a second life with deserving kids.”

Second Chance Toys (http://www.secondchancetoys.org/), with the assistance of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? (http://www.1800gotjunk.com), has taken advantage of global partnership opportunities and set up their first outposts outside the northeast United States…in Australia! Sydney and Melbourne, specifically.

Since their inception, Second Chance Toys, in partnership with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, has rescued over 75,000 used plastic toys from the landfill, delivering them into the hands of deserving children in disadvantaged situations.

“We’ve been fortunate to partner with Second Chance Toys for several years, and have been happy to leverage our presence in cities across the world to help them grow.” states Drew Trautman, a New Jersey-based 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise Partner. “We will continue to work with them on expanding into new areas, and to help them rescue toys for a second life with deserving kids.”

The charity, which started in New Jersey in 2006, has taken the ‘reuse’ principle to heart and partners with various organizations to assist in collecting and donating toys that might otherwise go straight to the landfill. Together, these partners have been brightening the lives of local children with an eye to environmental responsibility.

“With people always making room for new toys, we see lots of perfectly good toys put out on the curb,” stated Bronna Lipton, Director of Second Chance Toys. “We take advantage of this opportunity to keep them out of the landfills and put them into the hands of the children that need them most.”

1-800-GOT-JUNK? has committed to using their international reach to assist Second Chance Toys grow and expand their service areas, delivery joy to children across the world by way of salvaged toys.

After a successful Earth Week drive in April, Second Chance Toys and 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will be gearing up for the 2011 holiday season.

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