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


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#1 finGrabber

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 10:52 AM

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 12-31-05

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 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.)

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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 $)
FinGrabber 10 (rec'd $)
Narwhal 5 (rec'd $)
Dejah 5 (rec'd $)
ScubaHawk - 20 (check's in the mail)
Nextarial - ? (rec'd)
sun50 - 5 (rec'd $)
Rkymtwy - 10 (rec'd $)
finley - 5 (rec'd $)
H20Bug - 20 (rec'd $)
Beach Bunny - 10 (rec'd $)
Latitude Adjustment - 5 (rec'd $)
Dive Candy - 10 (rec'd $)
Terri - 20 (rec'd $)
Sonny - 20 (rec'd $)
Mike - 4 (check's in the mail)
Gerry - 10 (rec'd $)
Que - 30 (rec'd $)
ScubaPunk - 5 (rec'd $)
BluBlood - 10 (rec'd $)


Hey everybody!!

it's that time of year again...Toys for the Children is such an incredible charity that I've bought 10 tickets. Who's with me????



#2 Dejah

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 11:39 AM

Please put me down for 5 tickets ($25.00), I will bring the amount due by as I'm local.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 01:37 PM

Checks in the mail -
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 01:38 PM

Thanks Deb and ScubaHawk for your generous contributions!

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 02:15 PM

Cool! I hope we can reach 100 tickets sold like we did last year! Last year we were only 10 ticket sales away from being the top selling group in the country for this organization! It would be incredible if we could do that again...or even be the top selling group! And 2 of our members won GREAT prizes...full dive trips!!!

Thank you all for your awesome support! That means we have 30 tickets sold so far plus what ScubaHawk is getting!!! -ww :usflag:

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:08 PM

Cool! I hope we can reach 100 tickets sold like we did last year! Last year we were only 10 ticket sales away from being the top selling group in the country for this organization! It would be incredible if we could do that again...or even be the top selling group! And 2 of our members won GREAT prizes...full dive trips!!!

Thank you all for your awesome support! That means we have 30 tickets sold so far plus what ScubaHawk is getting!!! -ww :teeth:


I'm getting 20 - so we're half way there.
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:21 PM

Cool! I hope we can reach 100 tickets sold like we did last year! Last year we were only 10 ticket sales away from being the top selling group in the country for this organization! It would be incredible if we could do that again...or even be the top selling group! And 2 of our members won GREAT prizes...full dive trips!!!

Thank you all for your awesome support! That means we have 30 tickets sold so far plus what ScubaHawk is getting!!! -ww :teeth:


I'm getting 20 - so we're half way there.


:D :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

thank you, ScubaHawk, for your generousity!

and, on the first day, we've already gotten half our quota :cool1:

this is going to be a banner year!

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:48 PM

Kim;
Do I send my check to you or Kamala? Even though I'm out of my old job(didn't wish to move to the frozen North), this is a very worthwhile charity.
Doug

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:52 PM

Kim;
Do I send my check to you or Kamala? Even though I'm out of my old job(didn't wish to move to the frozen North), this is a very worthwhile charity.
Doug


Doug,

Please send your check to Kamala, and yes, this is a very worthwhile charity. And, if you win, it would be the perfect honeymoon!

Kim

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:55 PM

My check is on the way also. It looks like you may reach your quota on the first day. do we make the check out to Toys for the Children?

Edited by nextariel, 09 December 2005 - 04:59 PM.

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#11 finGrabber

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:58 PM

My check is on the way also. It looks like you may reach your quota on the first day.


Thank you Jill!!

I truly hope we do!

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:16 PM

My check is on the way also. It looks like you may reach your quota on the first day. do we make the check out to Toys for the Children?


nextariel - make the check to Toys for the Children!

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:22 PM

Kim;
Do I send my check to you or Kamala? Even though I'm out of my old job(didn't wish to move to the frozen North), this is a very worthwhile charity.
Doug


Doug,

Please send your check to Kamala, and yes, this is a very worthwhile charity. And, if you win, it would be the perfect honeymoon!

Kim



Well I hope I win...if I do then I'm giving you my trip for your honeymoon! I just think you are awesome Doug!!! :teeth:

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 08:14 AM

Our first day sales totalled close to 70 tickets!!!

Our members are the most incredible people, and, who benefits? The Children!

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 02:03 PM

My check is also in the mail, put me down for 10 tickets. :lmao:




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