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Old 08-15-2017, 03:16 PM   #1
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2017 Drive: Marine Toys For Tots


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It all started On December 19, 2014 when a simple question about finding a way to turn points into toys for children resulted in contractors coming together in a mad dash to make a difference. That Christmas our community came together to donate $1,500 for the kids through Marine Toys For Tots!

In 2016 we were able to do even more, along with our sister sites.

DIYChatroom: 204,617 points
ContractorTalk: 191,692 points
ElectricianTalk: 153,634 points
PaintTalk: 45,090 points

Those points added up to a final donation in 2016 of:
5,950.33

This year, once again, ContractorTalk, ElectricianTalk, PaintTalk, and DIYChatroom will be joining together to make a difference for the kids. Hope currently has 18,645 rewards points.

If you would like to donate your reward points to Hope for the Marine Toys For Tots program, simply click on the Rewards tab in the navigation bar at the top of the site and then select the "donate" link. For the username, enter: Hope

2000 points = $20

What is our goal for this year?

Robie, once again, if you could reach out to your contact to get information regarding the deadline for this year, that would be great!
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Re: 2017 Drive: Marine Toys For Tots


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Toys For Tots
"Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks."

How do I get points?
Points are awarded when you post to the community on the full site. Unfortunately we are unable to earn points from the apps. You can read more about the points if you click on "rewards" in our site navigation, from the full site.

How do I donate points?
From the full site, you click on rewards". Then you click on "donate". The username you would donate to is: Hope

Toys For Tots Foundation
http://www.toysfortots.org/default.aspx

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (on Facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/toysfortots

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Posting here so we can monitor the reward points.
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Sent in what I had. Thanks Cricket and Robie for making this happen again
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Sent in what I had. Thanks Cricket and Robie for making this happen again
Now get busy posting so you can earn some more reward points.
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Posting here so we can monitor the reward points.
Yes ma'am
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You can have mine.

Where does the money come from?

Is Hope a person that does the dirty work or is it a TFT moniker?
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You can have mine.

Where does the money come from?

Is Hope a person that does the dirty work or is it a TFT moniker?
The money comes from CT, from the values assigned to your points.
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The money comes from CT, from the values assigned to your points.
From advertisers?
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From advertisers?
Well it's not from our monthly subscription fees.
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Well it's not from our monthly subscription fees.
I don't ever see advertisements so I find it hard to believe this site makes that much money to pay people to use it. No other forum sites do that. Guess there's more money in the interwebs than I thought. YouTube won't even pay most of their content providers anymore.
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Posting and saving here Boss.
Will give All before Christmas.
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Just so everyone knows where we are with points at the start of this, less than 24 hours into the drive.

ContractorTalk.com 21,193 points
PaintTalk.com 13,346 points
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It looks like PaintTalk.com is fixing to catch up with ContractorTalk.com

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Let's get this going!
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I don't ever see advertisements so I find it hard to believe this site makes that much money to pay people to use it. No other forum sites do that. Guess there's more money in the interwebs than I thought. YouTube won't even pay most of their content providers anymore.
Just like any business it's a numbers game. The more we post and the more eyes on forum pages, the more valuable this place is to advertisers. It's a win, win, win. Posters win, advertisers win, and toys for tots wins, bigly!

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What's everyone think of giving 100% of our collected funds to the Toys For Tots in Houston this year?

I'm not sure about it myself...just asking.
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What's everyone think of giving 100% of our collected funds to the Toys For Tots in Houston this year?

I'm not sure about it myself...just asking.
Just my 2 cents, but there are a lot of charities focused on Houston right now. My thoughts are that we let Toys For Tots choose where the biggest needs are.
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Right now yes, but come December, I'm not sure how many of them will be giving toys away.
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Just my 2 cents, but there are a lot of charities focused on Houston right now. My thoughts are that we let Toys For Tots choose where the biggest needs are.
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Right now yes, but come December, I'm not sure how many of them will be giving toys away.
That is why I suggest allowing Toys For Tots to choose. If I recall correctly, one of the options when we donate is to have them choose those areas with the most need.
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