Toys For Kids 2023 - Making Memories That Last A Lifetime! $10k+ In Prizes including a 180G Custom Aquarium!

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What city does this benefit? I'm glad you're helping the needy in your area, but I'd rather help those in my town than win something...
During the course of the year I donate to a couple different ones in my area.
But when Rev started this one, it was all about doing something for someone I know nothing about.
And it was for kids.
We all have places that hold a special meaning to us, and this is one of those for me.
 

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Certainly help those in your town. It's a noble undertaking to do so.

To answer your question;

Personally, although my donation may be modest, participating in the R2R toy drive gives me a feeling of community. It gives me the opportunity to take part in something larger than myself.
Yes, but... I'd still like to know where the donations are going.
 

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We're at $5,570! It Christmas month and time to help with presents for the kids!

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$4,430 more to reach the full 10k match.

Official Giving Page:Toys For Kids 2023 - GoFundMe
 
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Hello,

Thanks for the support everyone! The towns where these funds go to are many! Ha!

Several towns in the Chattanooga, TN area, North Georgia area, Orphanage in Severeville, Tn, Ontario California area and then to an orphanage we have worked with for over a decade in Pakistan. Also each year different opportunities present themselves to reach out to other various locations like Kentucky when the Tornado went through a couple Christmas’ ago and then various towns in pthe Appalachian mountain area.

The answer is…many towns.

I do encourage you to reach out locally if there is need near you first!

Thank you!
 

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We're at $5,720! Thank you for everyone who has supported the R2R Toys for Kids drive this year! Let's keep at it!

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$4,280 more to reach the full 10k match.

Official Giving Page:Toys For Kids 2023 - GoFundMe
 

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Hi Folks,
I'd like to reiterate what @revhtree mentioned earlier. I currently have $10,000.00 that I would like to use to match incoming Toys for Tots donations. For every dollar you donate, I will match it with a dollar. If you decide to donate $1000, I'll match that with $1000. I plan to match donations until I've used up the entire $10,000.

I want you all to understand how much this community has supported me over the years and how truly grateful I am for it. I can't think of a better way to express my appreciation than by fully supporting the Toys for Kids program and passing on the help to those who need it.

Once again, thank you all for your assistance throughout the years and for giving me the opportunity to give back.

Best regards, AG
 
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Hi Folks,
I'd like to reiterate what @revhtree mentioned earlier. I currently have $10,000.00 that I would like to use to match incoming Toys for Tots donations. For every dollar you donate, I will match it with a dollar. If you decide to donate $1000, I'll match that with $1000. I plan to match donations until I've used up the entire $10,000.

I want you all to understand how much this community has supported me over the years and how truly grateful I am for it. I can't think of a better way to express my appreciation than by fully supporting the Toys for Kids program and passing on the help to those who need it.

Once again, thank you all for your assistance throughout the years and for giving me the opportunity to give back.

Best regards, AG

Thank you thank you thank you! TBH I was getting very concerned about us hitting 20k and the needs are great as usual!

Thank to everyone for making this happen! The shares, the donations, the bumps on this post, the words of encouragement, it all helps!!!
 

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We're at $6,060! We just passed 6k and headed toward 10k!

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$3,940 more to reach the full 10k match.

Official Giving Page:Toys For Kids 2023 - GoFundMe
 

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EDIT 11/29/23: Our annual "R2R Matching Donor Member" contacted me last night and is in again for this year!! Him and his family will be matching donations up to $10,000!!!! YAY!!! Celebrate!!!!

$10,000 Matching Donation!!
So every dollar given or already given will be matched up to $10k!



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It's Christmas time again and we are excited to announce our annual Toys For Kids Drive!

Official Giving Page:Toys For Kids 2023 - GoFundMe

UPDATE: GOFUNDME does not allow REWARD levels anymore so we will detail them here in this thread towards the bottom! You give and you get tickets to win prizes!

It's that time of year for giving and our members at www.reef2reef.com love to give! If you are a seasoned veteran of REEF2REEF then you know we help unfortunate children get gifts, clothing and food at Christmas time. Every Christmas for the past 14 years we have had a toy donation drive and every year the members of R2R and the reefing community step up and give to make Christmas dreams come true! Last year alone we raised over $25,000 for toys, clothes, food & necessities for kids and their families all over the world!

Being a pastor of a local church in my community gives us the platform to not only see the need around us but to be able to do something about it! We are able to make sure that all families are in need and that the kids really wouldn't have much for Christmas otherwise. We are able to buy all the gifts with no taxes because we are a non-profit at the church. That saves us hundreds of dollars every year.

We are once again partnering with local, national and international organizations like Grace Alive Church and The Awakening Church to help us disperse gifts, food, clothing and necessities to kids and families all over the world.

Will you help us reach our goal this year? We can do it! There is nothing that makes you feel better than to give to someone in need. All the proceed go directly to the Toy Drive!

We will be closing the drive on December 8th!

Goal is $20,000





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Give and Win:
This year we are going to be offering prizes from some of our generous sponsors that can be won, by random draw to all those that are able to give. The following is a list of ticket entries you will receive for donating certain dollar amounts.

$10 - $24 = (1) Ticket (only one ticket will be given per person in this category to keep it fair)
$25 = (2) Tickets
$50 = (5) Tickets
$100 = (10) Tickets
$250 = (30)Tickets
$500 = (100) Tickets
$1000 = (250) Tickets

YOU WILL BE EMAILED YOUR RAFFLE TICKET NUMBERS VIA THE GO FUND ME PLATFORM AFTER THE DRIVE ENDS AND BEFORE THE DRAWING. WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN FROM ALL THE TICKETS ISSUED AND THE WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE. ALL TICKETS GO INTO ONE LARGE CONTAINER WHERE ALL PRIZES WILL BE DRAWN FOR.
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Here is a list of prize donors and prizes as of today with more details TBA!
CDA FISH TANKS @CDA Fish Tanks - A Crystal Dynamics 180G 72" x 24" x 24" Starphire Peninsula Tank and Stand - Value $7400

SBB CORALS @SBB Corals - (10) SBB Corals $250 Gift Cards - (10 Winners) - Value $2500

DINKINS AQUATIC GARDENS @Dinkins Aquatic Gardens - (5) $100 gift certificates and (10) $50 gift certificates to Dinkins Aquatic Gardens - (15 Winners) Value $1000

TUNZE USA Tunze USA @rvitko - A Tunze EcoStream 6255.002 Pump - Value $525

NOOPSYCHE @noopsyche - (1) Noopsyche K7 PRO III including the stand and free shipping! (1) Noopsyche K7 Mini including the stand and free shipping! (2 Winners) - Value $300

Reef Diaper @Reef Diaper - (10) Reef Diaper Starter Kits

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Possibly more prizes to come....

*Winners outside the US lower 48 will have to pay actual shipping for prizes.


GIVE and keep up with the progress, the prizes, and the recent donators here: Toys For Kids 2023 - GoFundMe



Huge thanks to the SPONSORS & MEMBERS OF REEF2REEF for making this possible!

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Just donated. So glad I can support the cause!
 

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There is a $10,000 matching gift available (matching is good, right?)! Who would like to double their gift to the R2R Toys for Kids drive and be eligible for some great prizes?

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$3,890 more to reach the full 10k match.

Official Giving Page:Toys For Kids 2023 - GoFundMe
 
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BUMP for the last week! We will shut the drive down some time on Friday! Helps us get to $10K so we can get the full $10K matching donation and reach our goal of $20k!
 
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