Celebrate Earth Week by donating your old toys
Multiple research studies confirm that toys inspire play which is critical to the healthy development of children. Yet, many plastic toys are disposed of when they could be enjoyed by a growing number of children who go without.
According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, nearly 12.5 million children under the age of 6 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. Given the nature of plastic, these toys show little signs of wear and are still in good working condition. When these perfectly useable toys are thrown out instead of given to those who could benefit, they become waste in a landfill, take up a lot of space and do not biodegrade.
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