Recycled Toy Drive

Recycled Toy Drive
Photo: PVHS Environmental Club pictured together with Michela Piccoline, Club Advisor

“PVHS Environmental Club Drive Gives Used Toys a Second Chance”

Hillsdale, NJ: The Pascack Valley High School Environmental Club joined for the ninth time with the non-profit organization “Second Chance Toy” to keep used toys out of landfills and instead brighten the holidays of children in underserved areas of the state. This December, the Environmental Club members donated more than 250 used toys to deserving children.

Each year, Second Chance Toys pairs Pascack Valley High School with a local homeless shelter, women's shelter, or house of worship in an area of need. This year's toys were donated to the Sayad Community Center in Newark, NJ.

Photo: PV Environmental Club together with their advisor, Mrs. Michela Piccoline
Pictured: Back Row (left to right): Vincent Torres, Jake Wawra, Brayden Ottomonelli, Tyler Seferian, Jake Wawra, Mrs. Michela Piccoline (Advisor), Ethan Platt, Eric Welter, Charlotte Moy, Liv Carpenter, Brianna Deutsch, Isabella Manessis, Madeline Wu, Sophia Mordekahy, and Jenna Arregui. Front Row (left to right): Katelynn Park, Alexa Commerford, Luke Dargan, Nick Giordano, Sophia Donofrio,Aleaxandra Siller, and Isabelle Witkowski.

“The benefits of our toy drive are two-fold. We can bring some joy to local children while encouraging the recycling and reuse of toys that would otherwise have ended up in the garbage,” said Mrs. Michela Piccoline, Environmental Club Advisor and PV Science Teacher.

Second Chance Toys ( is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 2006 to rescue and recycle plastic toys for children in need by donating them to community organizations.

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