The Seneca Community Club partnered with the nonprofit, Second Chance Toys this holiday season to help gather and distribute gently used plastic toys to needy children.
In a story first reported in The Sachem Report, the organization seeks to re-use the myriad plastic toys in America that would ordinarily get thrown away, so that children during their most critical developmental period have a chance to interact with toys they wouldn't have otherwise been able to afford.
According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, the article states, nearly 12.5 million children under the age of six in the United States live in low-income families; nearly a quarter of these children live in families with annual incomes below the federal poverty level.
Second Chance Toys also helps make an environmental impact by reducing the number of plastic toys that get tossed into landfills and never biodegrade.
This year Seneca's Community Club saw an opportunity to help Second Chance Toys in its mission to bring joy to America's neediest children.