It’s hard to believe, but we’re only 37 days until Christmas and that means it’s time to start our 4th annual Infinite Toys For Tots donation drive! Each year we encourage our fellow members of the toy collecting community to give back to children in need, by donating to Toys For Tots. To help bolster the spirit of donations, we here at Infinite Hollywood, MATCH your donation with a donation of our own.
Starting today, until the 25th of December we’re challenging you, the thousands of Infinite Hollywood readers (and any other websites that would like to spread the word about our cause) to donate to Toys For Tots in any of your local locations or online. All you have to do is send us a photo of you actually donating, or another form of proof and we’ll go out and match your donation with one of our own!
You may be wondering, “Why are you starting now, it’s not even Thanksgiving?!” The truth is that a lot of the Toys For Tots donation boxes are picked up early in December. Often people think of donating towards the middle and end of December and they can’t find a drop box. So we’re starting the campaign a bit earlier so you have more time to get out there and donate. Black Friday is typically one of the biggest days for donations (and a great time to get some affordable toy deals for donating!) so we wanted to make sure to start before then.
We will match your donation, with a donation (but not necessarily be matching in monetary value or amount) of our own! IE: You donate two Barbies, I may match you with one GI Joe. With your help, we can give Santa Claus that extra hand he needs this year. We will double your donation by going out to donate to our local Toys For Tots each time you send us proof that you donated!
HOW TO ENTER:
Take a picture of yourself donating to a Toys for Tots drop off box.
These include the Toys for Tots bins at local Toys R’ Us locations, as well as other areas.
Your photo doesn’t have to show your face, simply take a photo of you donating something. This is purely to prove a donation did occur, your photo will not be used or if it is, your face will be cropped out (unless you say you want to be pictured).
The second option is to send proof of an online cash donation to their website (they do send you a email receipt that can be forwarded). They take multiple forms of payment and your receipt will remain anonymous!
Your donations, amounts, names, faces and information will remain completely confidential. We will simply mark on our counter each time we receive notification of a donation and then we will go out and make a matching donation later that week.
All entries must be emailed to NewtonGimmick AT rocketmail.com!
If you don’t know where a Toys For Tots location is, check their website: Toys For Tots Locations and any Toys R Us or Babies R Us are considered to be “national” drop offs. I’m noticing a lot of Toys For Tots drop off boxes at local grocery stores, Dollar Tree locations and even Old Navy as well. If you can’t find one, check the actual Toys For Tots website and it should give you someone local to contact.
Conversely, you can donate cash online. This is a SUPER easy way to share the love this holiday season. They take every sort of form of payment, including PayPal. Forward the receipt to my email address (NewtonGimmick AT Rocketmail.com) above and you can also be entered in the contest. A lot of people are choosing to enter this way. You can do this every day up until the 25th of December. DO IT NOW! Every donation counts, no matter if its only a $5 or $10 amount. The idea is to help needy kids. Every little bit goes towards that.
Entries must be received by 12/25/13 in order to qualify.
If you run a website and would like to link to this post, please use one of the following graphics and link back to this post, to help me get the word out about giving to Toys For Tots this holiday season. Any and all help is appreciated.