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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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!
I would love to find out how I can help with these kinds of events in the future.
 
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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?

Hello!

Yes I have been on them about getting them moved over by I do have access to the funds and all the info of donors and donations! We will be emailing you all your ticket numbers from the GFM platform next week, hopefully Monday! I'll keep you updated on that!
 
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Y'all words cannot express the fullness of gratitude that I feel for the generosity of you all. I have been working out details with our partner organizations this morning and everyone is beyond happy. We feel so very blessed!!! Also Neptune coming through last night not only put us over the top but over all of our previous records! I can't thank Terence, Paul, Vincent, Kurt and the whole Neptune Systems company enough! Also of course our amazing sponsors who donated raffle prizes who really make this drive go from the very beginning deserve so much love! Thank you all and I love you all!

So y'all ready for the grand total this year?

After the Go Fund Me fees the grand total is.............

$38,057.58

Agt GIF by America's Got Talent
 

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Y'all words cannot express the fullness of gratitude that I feel for the generosity of you all. I have been working out details with our partner organizations this morning and everyone is beyond happy. We feel so very blessed!!! Also Neptune coming through last night not only put us over the top but over all of our previous records! I can't thank Terence, Paul, Vincent, Kurt and the whole Neptune Systems company enough! Also of course our amazing sponsors who donated raffle prizes who really make this drive go from the very beginning deserve so much love! Thank you all and I love you all!

So y'all ready for the grand total this year?

After the Go Fund Me fees the grand total is.............

$38,057.58

Agt GIF by America's Got Talent's Got Talent
Home Alone Reaction GIF by MOODMAN

AWESOME!!!
 

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Y'all words cannot express the fullness of gratitude that I feel for the generosity of you all. I have been working out details with our partner organizations this morning and everyone is beyond happy. We feel so very blessed!!! Also Neptune coming through last night not only put us over the top but over all of our previous records! I can't thank Terence, Paul, Vincent, Kurt and the whole Neptune Systems company enough! Also of course our amazing sponsors who donated raffle prizes who really make this drive go from the very beginning deserve so much love! Thank you all and I love you all!

So y'all ready for the grand total this year?

After the Go Fund Me fees the grand total is.............

$38,057.58

Agt GIF by America's Got Talent's Got Talent
Honestly ....
That at the end in the RED make me jump ;)
I don't expect to get there..., but really I'm so happy of that success! Bless you all who make that to happen !
Well done @revhtree
 

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Just amazing! Once again, THANK YOU to everyone who put in so much time and effort to make this possible. I feel blessed to have been able to contribute.
 

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Yep, I just did the Snoopy happy dance!!!

oh yeah dancing GIF


R2R family, you are amazing!!! THANK YOU for your generosity!
 

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That’s pretty impressive. I’m glad to be a part of it. I know that’s going to bring a lot of tears of joy o er the next week. God bless and merry Christmas to all. We are only ever as strong as our weakest member in society and working together to lift each other up takes on a whole new meaning this year.
 

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I got my tickets, but better yet a lot of kids will be getting gifts for Christmas. Thanks @revhtree for doing this. I know there is a ton of worked involved with doing this. You are awesome! And thanks to everyone who helps to pull this off. Donating money on my end is much easier than what all you are doing. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
 

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Ticket numbers have started to go out. Keep a look out for your emails!

Thank you for the heads up! I just checked my email and I received my numbers as well! I feel like I already won no matter how the raffle ends up!
 

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Thank you for the heads up! I just checked my email and I received my numbers as well! I feel like I already won no matter how the raffle ends up!
I will once I see the pictures of the smiling faces
 

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Thank you for the heads up! I just checked my email and I received my numbers as well! I feel like I already won no matter how the raffle ends up!

That's correct mate, almost all of us WON already xD
So happy I'm part of this, and can imagine the kids and the parents faces getting the presents and the help!
Here we done something similar and just yesterday I saw the people to spread the toys and presents for kids and younger teens in need (ages from 10-16) in one local charity house. Really many smiles there was ;)
 

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Y'all words cannot express the fullness of gratitude that I feel for the generosity of you all. I have been working out details with our partner organizations this morning and everyone is beyond happy. We feel so very blessed!!! Also Neptune coming through last night not only put us over the top but over all of our previous records! I can't thank Terence, Paul, Vincent, Kurt and the whole Neptune Systems company enough! Also of course our amazing sponsors who donated raffle prizes who really make this drive go from the very beginning deserve so much love! Thank you all and I love you all!

So y'all ready for the grand total this year?

After the Go Fund Me fees the grand total is.............

$38,057.58

Agt GIF by America's Got Talent's Got Talent
I just got chills reading your post. Amazing!!! We are all very blessed to have taken part in this!
 

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Y'all words cannot express the fullness of gratitude that I feel for the generosity of you all. I have been working out details with our partner organizations this morning and everyone is beyond happy. We feel so very blessed!!! Also Neptune coming through last night not only put us over the top but over all of our previous records! I can't thank Terence, Paul, Vincent, Kurt and the whole Neptune Systems company enough! Also of course our amazing sponsors who donated raffle prizes who really make this drive go from the very beginning deserve so much love! Thank you all and I love you all!

So y'all ready for the grand total this year?

After the Go Fund Me fees the grand total is.............

$38,057.58

Agt GIF by America's Got Talent's Got Talent
Way to show 2020 who's boss!!! No matter what evil has been kicked around all year, this is testimony that the human spirit (with a bit of divine guidance) will prevail. Thank you for giving us all an opportunity to make a difference. Thank you for using this forum as a means to fill a need in the community. God bless.
 
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