An Island for Misfit Toys!

Remember the Island of Misfit Toys?  All those toys wanted was a child to love them.  Well, Second Chance Toys brings that part of Rudolph’s story to life — really!   No stranger to volunteerism and community service, teenage founder Sasha Lipton, during a drive with her mom in the summer of 2006, noticed many […]

YMCA helps fill the gap in early literacy!

The achievement gap in literacy begins before a child starts school.  It’s crucial that parents and caregivers understand that.  Sadly, poverty is a major disadvantage for children, with studies showing vast and gaping differences in kindergarten readiness skills in children from lower-income families.  The hard truth is that many of these children will never catch […]