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.)
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.)
For PayPal Enter:
Name = SingleDivers.com
Email = email@example.com
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
Can we do 200 tickets????
The deadline is 1-1-05!!!