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Old 09-20-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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Toys For Tots 2015 Drive


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It's time to get an early start on our Contractor Talk campaign to donate to Toys For Tots.

Last year we were really late in getting this started, but we did end up donating over $1500.00 to the TFT program so kids across America could smile on Christmas with new toys they otherwise may not have gotten.

A couple of different plans have been discussed concerning the various ways to actually get the toys to different parts of the nation. We figured the best way was to get the money directly to the TFT Marine headquarters in Quantico, VA and let them figure out which areas of the country could use the toys. That way, a poor community that's not seeing many donations, has a chance to put smiles on their kids faces.

After speaking with a retired Marine in charge of the program where I live, he suggested getting the money out to headquarters in September and October so they could do what they do before their cut-off time.

So...here we go.
The way this works is pretty simple. There is a non-person member by the name of "Hope" that all your accumulated points get donated to. In turn, those points get changed into money that is sent to Marine headquarters. They in turn send it whoever they deem needs the money to buy toys. The Marine representative and other volunteers physically go out and buy the toys at local stores (everyone wins).

Here is a link to the page where you enter the name HOPE and enter the amount of points you want to donate.
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The response last year was tremendous. I hope everyone finds it in their hearts to make it a great year this year.

Thanks.....now go put a smile on a child's face this Christmas!
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Re: Toys For Tots 2015 Drive


Here is a link to the story about how Toys For Tots got started....

https://www.mca-marines.org/gazette/toys-tots-story

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I'm going to wait until the last minute - so somebody better figure out what that is....
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thought you were going to post a pic. with snow.....
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I'm going to wait until the last minute - so somebody better figure out what that is....
In order for the cash to get turned into toys and given away at the locations throughout the United States, they would like donations by the end of October.

If memory serves from last year, the cut-off date was sometime the first week of November to make happen what we wanted to make happen.

I'll check on it and report back.
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thought you were going to post a pic. with snow.....
Here's your snow!

This is a pic of Marines delivering up in Alaska....

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they would like donations by the end of October
I'll mark my calendar for Oct 30 and send in what I've got. TFT is a great program. The wife and I always go to Toys R Us every Xmas time and spend $100 on toys for them. I wonder what I'll buy myself this year? I got an R/C helicopter last year
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I'll mark my calendar for Oct 30 and send in what I've got. TFT is a great program. The wife and I always go to Toys R Us every Xmas time and spend $100 on toys for them. I wonder what I'll buy myself this year? I got an R/C helicopter last year
Don't take this the wrong way but, why would you decide to wait so long?

I donate my points to HOPE every couple of weeks.
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Never knew what that point thing was but the tots got whatever I had.

US Marines not only take care of needy children Stateside, they also donate gifts to children wherever they are serving throughout the world.
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Posting so we can see current points....

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Don't take this the wrong way but, why would you decide to wait so long?

I donate my points to HOPE every couple of weeks.
I just figured I would wait until I had the maximum to give. You say you give every couple of weeks. Just curious, but why? Are there other programs the points go to? TFT is fine, I'll give all I got, but I don't want my hard-earned points going to Shrillary's election campaign
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I just figured I would wait until I had the maximum to give. You say you give every couple of weeks. Just curious, but why? Are there other programs the points go to? TFT is fine, I'll give all I got, but I don't want my hard-earned points going to Shrillary's election campaign
Nope....they all get added to the HOPE fund, specifically set up for Toys For Tots.

The "member" was established last year when we started this.

I give mine just to boost the points count. My belief is that if people see big numbers, they are more apt to join the cause.

It's all above board.
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OK, gotcha. I'll go ahead and donate today.
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It's all above board.
I didn't mean to imply otherwise. I was trying to be funny, but sarcasm is kinda hard to convey through a board.

So, I search for a member named 'Hope' and I should be able to figure it out from there?
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OK, gotcha. I'll go ahead and donate today.

I didn't mean to imply otherwise. I was trying to be funny, but sarcasm is kinda hard to convey through a board.

So, I search for a member named 'Hope' and I should be able to figure it out from there?
Nope...no searching.
Go here:
https://www.contractortalk.com/reward....php?do=donate

Then type in hope in the box and enter the points you want to donate.

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Posting so we can see current points....

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As the page gets refreshed, you can look in Hope's avatar and see the reward point tally.
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that link brings you to members page Robie,just click rewards at the top then donate
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that link brings you to members page Robie,just click rewards at the top then donate
Thanks. That weird. I tried it a few times after I made the post and it worked fine. Now it doesn't work.

Yup...like Tom said.....

It works now.....dunno....
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Robbie, I'm curious if you think our deadline for TFT should be earlier so as to give time for the admins to get the money to them by their deadline?

Assuming that's how this is going down...
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Man everyone should send them today. That's my take. I'd really like to shatter last year's record. Nothing better then giving toys to babies. Come on folks, let's kick down!

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