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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Based on my fuzzy math and a little Kentucky windage it appears that we are above the goal when the match is included. If we take advantage of all of the matching funds then we should be close to what was raised previously. Although I have a really nice abacus, I am not keeping the official numbers and all of this information will need to be verified.

acid may GIF


$3,855 remaining in matching funds!
Thanks for your info and help with my questions
 

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@revtree How do we know that we’ve been entered? I donated a few days ago any haven’t received any emails.

Good question and one that I'm sure that many people have so thank you for asking! If you received the information from the GoFundMe site with a receipt then you should be entered. The next step is that once the drive ends then you will be sent your raffle ticket numbers.

From the communication at the beginning of this thread:
"YOU WILL BE EMAILED YOUR RAFFLE TICKET NUMBERS VIA THE GO FUND ME PLATFORM AFTER THE DRIVE ENDS AND BEFORE DRAWING."

Because this drive hasn't ended yet, no raffle tickets have been emailed yet. Good luck to everyone in the raffle!
 

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GET READY!!!

THIS TUESDAY AT 4/7 PM PST/EST, NEPTUNE SYSTEMS WILL HOST THEIR 2ND ANNUAL TOYS4KIDS FUNDRAISING LIVESTREAM!

Last year, with your help, we raised thousands of dollars in just one hour!

Just like last year, we will have limited edition SWAG available for purchase, a big raffle, and some amazing combo packages available for some lucky person that wants to get completely set up with Apex gear and all the SWAG to go with it.

Big things will be in the raffle - including an Apex, of course, as well as first access to upcoming products to be released in early 2021.

100% of ALL proceeds will be going to the R2R Toys4Kids program.

So, look for more announcements on our FB page - make sure you go like that page as well as subscribe to our YouTube channel and get alerts on both.

 

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I love everyone's generosity! Hopefully parents in the area have done much of their Christmas shopping early because Rev might be cleaning out the toy isles of every store in his area!!!
 
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I'm so sorry for my lack of participation in this thread recently! I have been SLAMMED! We actually spent $15K of the money at Walmart on Friday! We also have sent $2k to one of our partners to buy for kids at the orphanage in Pakistan. We are buying a full Christmas Dinner for the home for children on Friday morning and delivering it with gifts! At least $10k will be sent to our partners at Grace Alive Church to meet the needs of the children in their area of Southern California. That is in the works now. And MUCH more to come!

GFM has been a headache as well but they told me today the other donations should be moved to the current campaign by today! Whew!

I cannot express my gratitude and thankfulness in a post here today! But it is great!
 
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If we did multiple donations, will they be totalled for our raffle ticket quantity?

You will get a separate email for each donation through the GFM platform! :)
 

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Not sure my donation made it in time for the raffle, but that doesn't matter to me. Can't wait to see the pics of the kiddos.

Yes, it should make it!
 

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I know GFM has been difficult, and I don't see my donation from 15 days ago when I search "All". Are those that donated before the issues with GFM still eligible for our raffle tickets?
Rev confirmed he has access to the original donations
 

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Rev confirmed he has access to the original donations

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Like @ricksmithsdca mentioned, based on @revhtree's previous comments the donations in what I am referring to as Phase 1 of the GFM drive (aka before the crash) will all be included in the raffle. Good luck - more info should be sent out soon.
 

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Like @ricksmithsdca mentioned, based on @revhtree's previous comments the donations in what I am referring to as Phase 1 of the GFM drive (aka before the crash) will all be included in the raffle. Good luck - more info should be sent out soon.
I have been paying way too much attention to this toy drive lol. I am just excited for all of the families that are going to have a great Christmas because of all of our generosity.
 

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I have been paying way too much attention to this toy drive lol. I am just excited for all of the families that are going to have a great Christmas because of all of our generosity.

I know exactly what you mean! Every year the R2R Toys for Kids drive is one of the highlights of the Christmas season for me and every year the R2R community comes through for these kids in a big way!
 
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