Toys For Kids 2016! Let's make some kids happy!

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

    Official Giving Page: Toys For Kids 2016- 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 $7500

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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 8 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 $12,000 and bought gifts for over 100 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 close to $500 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 past years: https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/announcements/142736-toys-kids-winners-photos.html

    I would LOVE for us to reach the goal of $7500 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. 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. YOU WILL BE EMAILED RAFFLE TICKET NUMBERS. AT THE END OF THE DRIVE WE WILL HAVE A VIDEO DRAWING TO PICK WINNERS.

    Here is a list of donors and prizes as of today. (there will be more added in the next week)

    Turbo's Aquatics - L4 Turbo Algae Scrubber Package
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    Tunze USA - 9415 Tunze Skimmer
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    Reef Breeders - Photon 16-V2 LED Light
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    Saltwater Aquarium.com - Nuvo Concept ATOLL 12 gallon Aquarium
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    Marine Depot - AquaMaxx HOB-1 Protein Skimmer
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    Reefers Direct - $50 Gift certificate to www.ReefersDirectCorals.com
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    Avast Marine - (3) Barrel Tender Prizes
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    Reef Breeders - Nano Light WiFi and a Coral Box A100 ATO system
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    Billys Reef Connection - (2) Prize Packs: 50 lbs Dry Reef Rock and Cleanup Crew
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    Coral Frenzy - (3) Prize Packs: Food Packages, Towel and a $50 Visa Gift Card
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    Santa Monica - HOG1 Algae Scrubber


    GHL - GHL Doser 2.1 SA, 3 pump doser in White


    Omega Coral - $100 Gift Certificate to www.OmegaCoral.com


    Aquatic Life Products - Water Filtration Package: 3 stage TI filtration system with a dual DI TI filter



    More prizes to come.....



    GIVE and keep up with the progress, the prizes, and the recent donators here: Toys For Kids 2015 - GoFundMe

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


    Here are a few pics from previous years:

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    Yeehaw!!! This is what the season is all about!:)
     
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    This is awesome! I love that R2R does something along these lines!
     
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    Alright! Let's get it started!
     
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    Just donated and shared to FB. Let's hit $10,000
     
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    What is the deadline to donate? (Tried to find it but did not see it, sorry if I missed!)
     
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    What an awesome community! So proud to be part of something that has a meaning and purpose behind it. Keep up the great work guys!
     
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    To give in Christ's name is always an honor!
     
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    This is my favorite thread of the year.
     
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    One of my absolute favorite threads!! I love the way this community responds every year!! Let's beat last year's record of $12,000.
     
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    Thank you all and it's amazing that we have this opportunity to be a part of something like this. Right now we're shooting for a 2 week or so deadline. If we can hit the goal earlier then we can buy gifts earlier and plan better.

    Thank you all!!
     
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    This is gonna be fun.

    Last year my company matched my contribution, but the verification process took such a long time and in the end it didn't make the deadline and therefore I didn't get the extra entries. What can I do to avoid that situation this year? Not that I'm gonna win or anything :)
     
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    Maybe pre donate and if your company match you keep that in pocket, just a idea.
    Everybody can win, the ppl who won last year all thought they wouldn't win either and yet................. you know the rest of the story ;)
     
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    They matched the donation so it went directly to the charity, which is nice because the charity would get more donation as well.
     
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    Such a wonderful opportunity to bring the gift of Christmas cheer to a child! I love that this is something I can do and support that my own children can be a part of. To give in the name of Christ is a wonderful gift of His provision. To serve as His hands and feet here on earth to children is a blessing :)

    Woo-Hoo R2R community! Let's show our support for a wonderful cause :)
     
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    We look forward to this all year! So excited!
     
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