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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 06:23 PM

Toys for the Children Annual Toy Drive and Fund Raising Raffle!

Hey gang...a couple of things...one its that time of year for one of my favorite charities to do their annual raffle. This organization buys school supplies, clothes, and small toys for needy children in Honduras, Costa Rica, and now Turks and Caicos. It started out as a Hurricane relief project in 1997 and has grown exponetially from there.

The organization is www.ToysForTheChildren.org and we had hoped to help with the toy distribution this year but it will end up being next year! We can however help with the fundraising and I hope that each of you can help in some small way and you may even receive a great present for yourself as an added bonus from the generous contributions of dive resorts, dive manufacturers and dive shops!

What: Raffle tickets $5.00 each

When: Drawing is 12-31-04

Who: Anyone who wants to help support this great charity and help make a difference this Christmas in the life of children.

Why: To help those less fortunate, and to help the very generous dive operators and merchants get rid of all the great prizes they donated such as..

1 wk - Anthony's Key Resort (Roatan)
1 wk - Bay Islands Beach Resort (Roatan)
1 Cochran Dive Computer
1 wk - CoCo View Resort (Roatan)
1 wk - Fantasy Island Resort (Roatan)
1 wk - Laguna Beach Resort (Utila)
1 wk - Manta Ray Bay Resort (Yap)
1 wk - MV Wildcat (Red Sea)
1 wk - Posada del Sol (Guanaja)
1 wk - Sueno del Mar (Roatan)
3 dy/nt - Villas Sol Resort (Costa Rica)

(Note prizes may vary slightly from year to year.)

How:

You can purchase tickets from me in person at the SD Happy Hour and Holiday Party. You can also paypal your donation as well as send a check for your contribution. (I told Jimmy one of the founders that we would support his organization to the tune of at least 100 tickets. I hope that our members will all help out and buy a ticket...or two...or 5....or 10! If using paypal...please be sure to note your screen name and mention raffle tickets.) :teeth:

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Name = SingleDivers.com
Email = kamala@singledivers.com

About:

Toys for the Children (TftC) was founded in 1997 and is committed to providing toys, school supplies, household goods, and personal items to the children and families in the Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, and elsewhere. We have delivered gifts to over 9,000 children since 1997.

As divers, we are privileged enough to visit some of the most beautiful places on earth - places where the local population typically lives well below the "American" version of the poverty line. Toys for the Children has one goal in mind: to give something back to these communities.

Each year, TftC collects toys and other goods and volunteers personally distribute these items to the children and families in the areas we target. Our organization is supported entirely by volunteer efforts, including everything from warehousing the goods we collect to shipping the items to the destination - and we are proud to note that each year provides us with an opportunity to deliver more items to more children in need.

Whether you donate a toy, buy a raffle ticket, or sponsor TftC by donating a prize, equipment, or trip, Toys for the Children provides the global diving community an opportunity to give something back to the places that given us so much.



Remember....To give is to receive!!! Thank you all...Kamala aka wreck wench!

Contributors so far:

Wreck Wench 10 (rec'd $)
TexasMermaid 10 (rec'd $)
FinGrabber 10 (rec'd $)
Narwhal 5 (rec'd $)
Ioconsult 5 (rec'd $)
rkymtwy 5 (rec'd $)
Sonny Beaches 20 (rec'd $)
BluBlood 10 (rec'd $)
Starfish Sandy 5 (rec'd $)
MNJoe 5 (rec'd $)
H20 Bug 20 (rec'd $)
Gayle 4 (rec'd $)
TalosDC 5 (rec'd $)
Paul 3 (rec'd $) NEW MEMBER FROM DEC HH
SunLover 4 (rec'd $)
JAMesser 2 (rec'd $)
ScubaTom 4 (rec'd $)
Big Dave 4 (rec'd $) NEW MEMBER FROM DEC HH
Domino22 2 (rec'd $)
mahoneme 5 (rec'd $)
Dejah 5 (rec'd $)
Fairfield55 10 (rec'd $)
ScubaHawk 10 (rec'd $)
B2B 5 (rec'd $)
RBS262 2 (rec'd $)
GentDiver 10 (rec'd $)



Check in the mail...

Dive N 18

Goal: 100 tickets or $500

Total so far.... 182 tickets... 182 x $5 = $910 :teeth:

Can we do 200 tickets????
The deadline is 1-1-05!!!

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#2 WreckWench

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 10:51 PM

Hey gang...to get this started and reach our goal of at least 100 ticket sales...I'll purchase 10 tickets at $5 and I won't even put my name in the hat for the drawing we've set up for everyone that contributes to this worthy cause!

And I challendge anyone and everyone to meet or beat my donation! Come on gang! Who will match my donation???? :teeth:

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 11:14 PM

... Who will match my donation????  :wakawaka:

You got it girly-squirrelly! Put me down for 10 and you're 20% of the way to your goal. :cool1:
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Posted 04 December 2004 - 09:44 AM

Put me down for 10!

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 12:19 PM

Thanks gals!!! We have 30% of our goal reached! I guess the guys are just shy...or maybe they just don't like week long dive trips all over the world???? :thankyou:

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 10:12 AM

Can't quite do the ten but put me down for five. I'll have to let some of the other guys match the generosity of the ladies.
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Posted 05 December 2004 - 10:20 AM

I'm in for 5 as well....(logging into PayPal)....

I think this is a great opportunity to do something for those less fortunate. So let's give WW an early Christmas present and EXCEED her commitment of 100 tickets. She's done a ton of stuff for us - including the recent scubatoys discount.
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Posted 05 December 2004 - 01:13 PM

WW, I'm in for this. I'll send you a check, who do I make it out to.

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 02:35 PM

Thank you ALL sooooooooooooooooooo much! I do feel we are so fortunate to share the most wonderful sport...hobby...and lifestyle imaginable and with the world's greatest people as our buddies, partners and friends! :fish:

Exceeding our 100 ticket committment would be an awesome Christmas present for all the children and familes that benefit from so little in some of the poorest countries that we are so fortunate to enjoy such majestic diving in.

However I will ask for a similar present if I may for the proud, honorable and often forgotten soldiers in the sandbox right now. I'll have a full post about how you all can help me with this very special request as well.

I can't thank you all enough for your very generous contributions especially during these still difficult times for many of us. Even purchasing one ticket can help... :diver:



p.s. you can send a check to Kamala Shadduck:

c/o SingleDivers.com
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Dallas, TX 75220

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 10:21 PM

Ok I'm in for 20, will pay the lady Sat. I do not have little kids to buy for any more,
But love to see them open presents, Esp. one's that do not have anything, the one or so they get really makes them thankfull :cool1:
Any one want to match me?????????? Hell I have been spending more than that on Smokes a Month, But Working on Quiting :teeth: or Skip a Starbucks a day, or skip that one Coke a day for a Couple weeks and see how much it adds up to.
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Posted 06 December 2004 - 10:31 AM

Kim twisted my.......leg....

So put me in for 10.

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 11:43 AM

put me down for 5!!! I'll bring you a check Saturday..........
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Posted 06 December 2004 - 12:08 PM

I am good for 5 also.

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 12:14 PM

Hey gang...THANK YOU ALL SOOOOOO MUCH!!!

As soon as I receive your payment I will get your tickets in the mail or give them to you in person if you are joining us at the December 12th DFW area Happy Hour or the December 29th Holiday Party.

Thank you all so much for your generosity. It will really make a big difference in the lives of these children and their families. I was shocked at how poor Honduras really was when we took a ride to the other side of the island to dive and you got away from the diving resorts. But I know we can make a difference by our contributions and that is really great!

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 12:19 PM

I do this every year - it is very sad at how poor the area is. It does make a big difference to those children!!!
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