I recently told you all about a great organization called Second Chance Toys. This nonprofit organization collects second-hand toys, rescuing them from the landfills and gets them into the hands of kids who can use them. This speaks so much to me, as I am one of those people who rescues usable things that people are throwing out, even when I can not use them. I hate seeing perfectly good things end up being trashed.
I was lucky enough to attend the Second Chance Toys collection day at Smith House Memorial Playground. Second Chance Toys partnered with Kohl’s Cares to celebrate Earth Week and gather toys for donation.
The day was such fun and such a great cause. 1-800-GOTJUNK was there to help load up the toys and take them off site for Second Chance Toys. It was a great site to see 3 truck of toys staying out of the landfills and heading to kids waiting to play.
The day was full of fun. The DJ was playing great music with lots of dancing, hula-hooping contests, Face painting, balloon sculptures, and of course the giant playground that Smith House has to offer.
Second Chance Toys does 2 collections a year, once during Earth Week and another before the holiday season rush around November. I urge you to please check out the website, see where there is a donation collection near you, and if there isn’t a collection site near you, start one of your own. This is a great organization, doing wonderful work, and your help is crucial.
Also, if you are in the area of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, be sure to check out Smith Memorial Playground. This is a 6 acre open space and playground, free for families to enjoy and play. It is worth a stop if you are visiting the area with your kids.
I have no affiliation with any of these organizations and I did not receive anything for this post. These 2 things (Second Chance Toys and Smith Memorial Playground) are just 2 amazing organizations worth a shout out.