UPDATE with Grand Total!!! Toy for Kids 2020 Christmas Drive!

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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 2020 - 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 12 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 $30,000 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 also very excited to announce this year that we are once again partnering with the GVM Orphanage, Smokey Mountain Children's Home, Grace Alive Church and The Awakening Church to help us disperse gifts, food, clothing and necessities to kids and families all over the world.

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 $20,000

I would LOVE for us to reach the goal of $20,000 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 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 DRAWING. WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN FROM ALL THE TICKETS ISSUED AND THE WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE.

Here is a list of prize donors and prizes as of today with more details TBA!

Red Sea - Prize TBA

Neptune System - Sponsored Live Show (prizes given away)

SBB Corals - $1000 Gift Certificate

Turbo's Aquatics - Four (4) $250 gift certificates ($1000 total), good toward any of my Turbo Algae Scrubbers (either Rev 4 or the upcoming Rev 5)

Aquatic Life Products - 3 – 36” T5 hybrid fixtures. A $299.99 retail value each.

Premium Aquatics - (3) Winners a $250 Premium Aquatics Gift Certificate!

Orphek - Atlantik v4 LED Light + gateway

Tropic Marin - Bio Actif Reactor 5000 for carbon dosing, 2 liter bag of NP Bacto Tricks $600 Shipped

A Reef Creation - $500 Gift Certificate

Top Shelf Aquatics - (5) Winners $100 Gift Certificates

Algae Barn - (5) Winners $100 Gift Certificate

Galactic Corals - $500 Gift Certificate

Living Reef Orlando - (3) Winners $100 Gift Certificates

Tunze USA - Tunze 9410 Skimmer

Reef Cleaners - (3) Winners $100 Gift Certificates

Reef Nutrition - $250 Food Pack

TCK Coral - (2) Winners $250 Gift Certificates

Vivid Creative Aquatics - 10-gallon Nano, Random Flow Generator® Flow Kit - VCA"

Noopsyche - K7 Pro II 95W LED Light with Mount and Controller

Punisher Corals - $50 Gift Certificate

Aquarocks - 3 pack of our magnetic single rock sets





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 2020 - GoFundMe


Huge thanks to the SPONSORS & MEMBERS OF REEF2REEF for making this possible!
 
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Awesome!! One of my favorite events all year!!
 

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Love this!!! One of my favorite drives of the year and now it’s part of my favorite site and hobby! @revhtree Should make a badge for the folks that contribute to the drive :) top donator gets sparkly name font!
 

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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 2020 - 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 12 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 $30,000 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 also very excited to announce this year that we are once again partnering with the GVM Orphanage, Smokey Mountain Children's Home, Grace Alive Church and The Awakening Church to help us disperse gifts, food, clothing and necessities to kids and families all over the world.

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 $20,000

I would LOVE for us to reach the goal of $20,000 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 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 DRAWING. WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN FROM ALL THE TICKETS ISSUED AND THE WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE.

Here is a list of prize donors and prizes as of today with more details TBA!

Red Sea - Prize TBA

Neptune System - Sponsored Live Show (prizes given away)

SBB Corals - $1000 Gift Certificate

Premium Aquatics - (3) Winners a $250 Premium Aquatics Gift Certificate!

Orphek - Atlantik v4 LED Light + gateway

Tropic Marin - Bio Actif Reactor 5000 for carbon dosing, 2 liter bag of NP Bacto Tricks

A Reef Creation - $500 Gift Certificate

Top Shelf Aquatics - (5) Winners $100 Gift Certificates

Algae Barn - (5) Winners $100 Gift Certificate

Galactic Corals - $500 Gift Certificate

Living Reef Orlando - (3) Winners $100 Gift Certificates

Tunze USA - Tunze 9410 Skimmer

Reef Cleaners - (3) Winners $100 Gift Certificates

Reef Nutrition - $250 Food Pack

TCK Coral - (2) Winners $250 Gift Certificates

Vivid Creative Aquatics - 10-gallon Nano, Random Flow Generator® Flow Kit - VCA"

Noopsyche - K7 Pro II 95W LED Light with Mount and Controller

Punisher Corals - $50 Gift Certificate

Aquarocks - 3 pack of our magnetic single rock sets

Aquatic Life Products - TBA

Turbo's Aquatics - Prize TBA

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 2020 - GoFundMe


Huge thanks to the SPONSORS & MEMBERS OF REEF2REEF for making this possible!
Hello fellow Reef2Reefers. I am new to the forum and am quite pleased you do this every year. Happy to donate!
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all
 

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I am always happy to be a prize contributor for this drive each year! I'm sure @revhtree will update the OP but I just wanted to post this here as I just updated the donation from TBD

Turbo's Aquatics - Prize TBA

This year's drawing prize from @Turbo's Aquatics:

Four (4) $250 gift certificates ($1000 total), good toward any of my Turbo Algae Scrubbers (either Rev 4 or the upcoming Rev 5)

Just for clarity, you can cash these in for one of my current (Rev 4) scrubbers, or you can hang on to it until the next version is available. As I have previously posted, anyone who buys a Rev 4 is eligible to receive certain Rev 5 parts that are backwards compatible at no additional charge (just a minimal shipping charge) once they are available.

More updates on Rev 4 and Rev 5 are coming this weekend
 

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@revhtree This post should be a sticky... Also is there a badge for the donators?

There has been so much generosity between the members of the forum to each other in the secret Santa can we show some of that love to this great cause. While it might not directly benefit your community please consider sharing a little to this and your home town drive.
 
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Ok now that Thanksgiving and all the sales are officially over it’s time to get dialed into raising funds for this drive!!!

We only have 10 days left! We are shopping in the 10th of December!
 

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love the photos @revhtree. as a former Monk and living in India its nice to see you helping out there. you've never seen poverty until you spend some time in there. heart breaking but the people are some of the most positive and happy that I have ever met.

big thank you and shout out to all the sponsors that help inspire us to part with our dollar bills.
I have not worked this last month and not sure what the future holds for my profession but I am gonna make this happen this year.
 

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Love this!!! One of my favorite drives of the year and now it’s part of my favorite site and hobby! @revhtree Should make a badge for the folks that contribute to the drive :) top donator gets sparkly name font!

IDK about the sparkle font, there was some sparkle haters out there....HAHA
 
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