Toys For Kids 2014! Help us buy toys for needy children!

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  1. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    ATTENTION: THIS IS LAST YEARS TOY DRIVE!

    CLICK HERE FOR THE 2015 DRIVE AND TO SEE PRIZES AND WAYS YOU CAN GIVE:

    https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/t...or-needy-children-you-could-win.223606/page-7





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    R2R TOYS FOR KIDS 2014

    Well it is that time again! YES it is! CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!!!!

    Official Giving Page: Toys For Kids 2014- GoFundMe

    UPDATE: GOFUNDME will not allow us to mention prizes or tickets so now they are called THANK YOU'S! :) Your THANK YOU'S will be your prize entry amounts.


    Goal is $5000

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    If you are a seasoned veteran of REEF2REEF then you know we help unfortunate children every year get gifts at Christmas time. Every Christmas for the past 7 years we have had a donation drive and the members of R2R and the reefing community always show their true colors and give above and beyond the call to duty for kids in need.

    Last year alone we raised over $7500 and bought gifts for over 50 KIDS! As many of you know I am a Pastor and every year we see many, many children who are in need and being that I am a Pastor and owner of R2R it gives us a special opportunity. First off we make sure that all families are in need and that the kids really wouldn't have much for Christmas otherwise. Secondly we are able to buy all the gifts with no taxes because we are a non-profit at the church. That saved us over $200 last year alone! Third we mark each gift so that the gifts are not allowed to be taken back to the stores in exchange. Sadly there are parents who would take kids gifts back to the store and use the money for other, less productive things. Hate to have to do that but this is for the kids. We also buy nice gifts!

    Here is the winners threads and toy photos from last year: https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/announcements/142736-toys-kids-winners-photos.html

    I would LOVE for us to reach the goal of $5000 this year! We can do it! There is nothing that makes you feel better than to give to someone in need.

    Give and Win: This year we are going to be offering prizes that can be won, by random draw, to all those that are able to give. Every one who donates anything under $25 will be given one random draw entry. Everyone who gives $25 will be given 2 entries per $25 donated including special level bonus entries the more you can give. Go to the official page for details. The donating companies and their prizes will be listed and updated as the drive progresses.

    Here is a list of donors and prizes as of today:

    SaltwaterAquarium.com - Maxspect Gyre Pump $300
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    SexyCorals.com - $300 Box of Corals
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    AvastMarine.com - $400 Vibe Media Reactor
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    RodsFood.com - $450 Fish Food for a Year
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    Piecesoftheocean.com - $100 Gift Certificate
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    SantaMonicaFiltration.com - $150 HOG1 Algae Scrubber
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    ReefSavvy.com - $500 Gift Certificate towards the purchase of a new aquarium
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    CherryCorals.com - $100 Coral Gift Certificate
    CherryCorals.com - $50 (2) CC T-Shirts
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    TheBlueGlow.com - $100 Coral Gift Certificate
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    Legendary-corals.com - $100 Gift Certificate
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    ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE! Let's get it started!

    GIVE and keep up with the progress, the prizes, and the recent donators here: Toys For Kids 2014 - GoFundMe

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


    Here are a few pics from last year:

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    Check out all the photos here: https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/announcements/142736-toys-kids-winners-photos.html
     
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    The DRIVE is LIVE! We are hoping other vendors will jump on board with prizes! Thank you!
     
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    This is great! As soon as I am off work I will donate!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Done!! Ho Ho Ho! :llama:
     
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    Donated and shared on Facebook. God bless the little children and your ministry.
     
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    Look forward to this every year. I'm in!!!
     
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    :) Happy Holidays
     
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    It's that time of the year again HO HO HO for the kids.
    Big BIG thanks for all the volunteers who are being involved with this.
    Not to forget hats off to the donors for awesome prices but foremost all R2R members who will be donating.

    Donation send!
     
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    Awesome! Time to donate! :)
     
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    $625 raised on the very first day is a great start! Thank you everyone for giving and sharing this campaign for the kids! You all rock!!

    Please help us SHARE this everywhere!
     
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    This is one of my favorite events of the year.
     
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    UPDATE: GOFUNDME will not allow us to mention prizes or tickets so now they are called THANK YOU'S! :) Your THANK YOU'S will be your prize entry amounts.
     
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    Donated! I look forward to this every year. Can't wait to see what you buy the kids!
     
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    Donation sent!! What a wonderful thing to do for the kids!!
     
  17. revhtree

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    Thank you for donating everyone! We're making ground slowly but surely!
     
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    Made my donation this morning.
     
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    I would donate but have a couple family friends that are single parents that do not have the money to buy gifts for their children so I help them out as much as I can maybe I will still at least send 25.00 to help
     
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    Donated. This is a great thing you are doing.
     
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