Toys For Kids 2018: A Home For Children

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  1. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

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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 2018 - 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 10 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 $10,000 and bought gifts for over 100 KIDS!

    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 also very excited to announce this year that we are partnering with a Home For Children in Tennessee where we will buy gifts for 61 children not including the kids we already are helping! It's pretty amazing to us that we will be able to buy gifts for these children who are in this home for various reasons and who might not otherwise receive many or any gifts at all. 74% of these kids have been abused in some form or another. So this is really going to be a difference maker!

    Link to last year's drive: Click Here

    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!

    Goal is $10,000

    I would LOVE for us to reach the goal of $10,000 again this year! We can do it! There is nothing that makes you feel better than to give to someone in need.

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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 AFTER CHRISTMAS BEFORE THE LIVE VIDEO DRAWING.

    Here is a list of donors and prizes as of today which totals up to over $6800 in prizes you can win!


    Red Sea - Reefer XL 525 Rimless Reef System or your choice of any other XL series size white or black. $2700 Value
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    Marine Depot - JBJ Rimless Flat Panel Aquarium - 25 Gallon Starter Kit (tank + stand)
    Retail value: $780
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    Turbo's Aquatics - $300 Turbo's Aquatics Gift Certificate $300 Value
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    Reef Breeders (3) Prizes
    Photon 24-V2+ $365 Value
    Reef Power RP-M $110 Value
    Reef Breeders Exo-ATO $70 Value
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    Tunze USA - (2 Prizes) 6055 Nano Stream Pumps $370 Value
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    Octo Aquatics - $300 Octo Aquatics Gift Certificate
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    Reef Weeds - (2 Prizes) Limited Edition Reef Koi Series 2 Print $400 Total Value (2 winners)
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    Vivid Creative Aquatics - "Flow Your Entire Tank" (up to $120 or more if you need it) gift certificate.
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    Premium Aquatics - (1) $500 Premium Aquatics Gift Certificate!
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    Aquatic Life - (2) Prizes (1) 24" Black Hybrid Light Mounting Fixture ($229.99) and (1) 24" White Hybrid Light Mounting Fixture ($269.99)
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    Noopsyche - (2) K7 Pro II 95W LED Lights Valued at $159 each (2 Winners)
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    Possibly more prizes to come.....


    GIVE and keep up with the progress, the prizes, and the recent donators here: Toys For Kids 2018 - GoFundMe
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    Huge thanks to the SPONSORS & MEMBERS OF REEF2REEF for making this possible!
     
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  2. revhtree

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    A few photos from previous years!

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    Toy Drive 2018 is NOW OPEN!
     
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    Ill start it off :).
     
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    Awesome! Love helping with this one. It doesn't get better than making kids happy at Christmas.
     
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    Tried twice, it won't take just hangs. Two different browsers.

    Hope it doesn't hit my account twice.
     
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    @revhtree

    Do I send a certified cheque or PayPal?

    EDIT: Disregard, I see that I just click on the 'gofundme' thingy. Sorry my first year here to do this.
     
  8. revhtree

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    Thank you bud!

    Thank you so much!

    I just checked and we haven't gotten another donation so sadly I don't think it worked! :(

    No sir you go right here to donate! https://www.gofundme.com/toysforkids2018

    Thank you!
     
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    I will try when I get home.
     
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    Best thread of the year.:)
     
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    Wait, we haven't already hit the goal. Weird.
     
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    This is pretty awesome. Giving those kids a gift for the holidays is what christmas is all about. It's good to see this community helping others.
     
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    Donations are going a little slow.
    Lets see if we can turn it around.
     
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    This is awesome!!!! Donated.
     
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    Whoever took the pictures last year did a great job. Quality shots!

    I'm a big believer in the stuff!
     
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    I am first thing in the morning. :)
     
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    Thank you everyone! We are nearing $1000 donated so far! I appreciate the kind words and encouragement. It's really no easy task putting this all together and implementing it but it's all worth it! Without all of your help throughout the years we could have never continued doing this! Thank you!
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

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    My sister-in-law did them! She started a small photography business on the side last year so she did the most recent photos that are nice. Of course she doesn't charge us for these photos! :)
     
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    For the moment $ 950 - $ 9050 left to get! Come on now

    $ 25 from me

    Sincerely Lasse
     
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    I donate locally.
     
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