1-800-GOT-JUNK? JV with Second Chance Toys plans to collect used toys for support Earth Day
NEW JERSEY (Scrap Register): After seven years of working together to put smiles on the faces of children in need throughout New Jersey, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and Second Chance Toys are taking to the streets to increase awareness about their campaign in time for Earth Day. On April 12 and 13 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s blue and green trucks will be parked throughout the Garden State ready to be filled up with gently-used toys from local residents.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise Partner Drew Trautman explains the current campaign.
“Our partnership has typically involved us collecting toys from central drop-off stations and delivering them to the children. This year, with spring around the corner, we’re driving for more awareness about our charity by staging a 2-day call-to-action to the community to come out and fill up our trucks with toys.”
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is spearheading the drive and Trautman hopes to collect in excess of seven truckloads of toys, the most they’ve ever collected in a 2-day period. Since inception, Second Chance Toys has collected a whopping 170K toys for children. April may be the very best time to achieve their goal.
“The spring is the time most people are cleaning up the house and purging unwanted items. This toy drive also supports our Earth Day initiative to avoid dumping in the landfill, so it’s a win-win for everyone,” says Trautmann.
5 collection locations have been established throughout New Jersey where families will be encouraged to drop off toys that are plastic, in good shape, and with contain no missing parts.