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Cricket 08-15-2017 03:02 PM

2017 Drive: Marine Toys For Tots
 
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It all started On December 19, 2014 when members of ContractorTalk.com asked 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

We have our own Hope account. You can find it here.

If you would like to donate your rewards points to that account, you can do so by clicking on "Rewards" in the navigation bar at the top of the community and then by clicking on "Donate" or you can click here. Simply enter the user name, Hope and the amount of points you would like to donate.

Somewhere around Thanksgiving we will add up all the points in Hope's account and donate the cash to the Marine Toys For Tots program.

Cricket 08-15-2017 03:02 PM

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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

The deadline for this will likely be in November. I will update y'all when we have an exact cutoff date for the donations.

Hope 08-15-2017 03:02 PM

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Posting from Hope so we can monitor points.

Bondo 08-15-2017 04:30 PM

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Ayuh,.... It's atad Early for Christmas,.....
But as last year, remind me nearer the deadline, 'n I'll donate all the points I can get, 'tween last years donation, 'n this years donation,....

TheEplumber 08-15-2017 07:13 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bondo (Post 4528025)
Ayuh,.... It's atad Early for Christmas,.....
But as last year, remind me nearer the deadline, 'n I'll donate all the points I can get, 'tween last years donation, 'n this years donation,....

Would you believe I just made a Christmas gift in my shop?

Yeah, your right-- I didn't :wink2: But I put 1000 points in Hopes account!

Cricket 08-15-2017 10:56 PM

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They key to beating last year's total donation is getting started early. I started all 4 sites on the same day this year.

Cricket 08-16-2017 01:06 PM

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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
ElectricianTalk.com 9,659 points
DIYChatroom.com 4,970

Cricket 08-23-2017 11:56 AM

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It looks like PaintTalk.com is fixing to catch up with ContractorTalk.com

ContractorTalk.com 21,193 points
PaintTalk.com 17,030
ElectricianTalk.com 9,659 points
DIYChatroom.com 6,242

Let's get this going! :biggrin2:

Cricket 08-29-2017 09:57 PM

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ContractorTalk.com 23,149
PaintTalk.com 17,518
ElectricianTalk.com 12,359
DIYChatroom.com 6,242

Cricket 09-07-2017 10:25 AM

Re: 2017 Drive: Marine Toys For Tots
 
ContractorTalk.com 23,149
PaintTalk.com 18,338
ElectricianTalk.com 13,541
DIYChatroom.com 7,776

ZTMAN 09-07-2017 10:46 AM

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Donated all my points last year, so don't have many left. All 684 are headed to HOPE

Cricket 10-04-2017 01:44 PM

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It's time to get serious about this!

ContractorTalk.com 24,558
PaintTalk.com 18,424
DIYChatroom.com 17,842
ElectricianTalk.com 14,199

jbfan 10-04-2017 09:48 PM

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What few I had are gone now!

chandler48 10-05-2017 07:25 PM

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I don't need no stinkin' 3000 points. Sending.

TheEplumber 10-05-2017 10:39 PM

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We gotta be closing the gap....


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