Infinite Toys For Tots is back! Last year we did Infinite Toys For Tots and gave away hundreds of dollars in prizes and dontated tons of money and toys to Toys For Tots. This year, we’re doing it again! However this year there are some BIG changes!
Last year a lot of people commented and emailed me with concerns for both anonymity and the “contest” portion of Infinite Toys For Tots. I wrongly assumed that people perhaps needed to be swayed to donate. We listened to your suggestions but we still wanted to make sure we did this right and covered everyone’s concerns. So this year we’re doing less of a contest and more of a drive!
Starting today, until the 31st 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. Rather then spend money on prizes, instead we’re going to MATCH every donation you report to Infinite Toys For Tots!
We will match your donation, with a donation (we will not be matching in monetary value, simply in a donation) and with your help we can give Santa Claus that extra hand he needs this year. All you need to do is send me proof that you donated, then we will double the donation by going out to donate to our local Toys For Tots each time you donate!
I’m hoping to have at least 30 donations, which would then in turn become 60 donations from our little Infinite Toys For Tots drive… 30 is the goal, but infinite is the limit! Here’s 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 doesnt 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, posted or made public.
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 recieve 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 – otherwise the actual website will 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 31st 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.
We’re helping make a difference this holiday season in some little boy or girl’s life. Together we can double our donating power this season!
Entries must be received by 12/31/11 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.
NOW THE FINE PRINT!
This drive is not sponsored nor endorsed by Toys For Tots. If someone from Toys For Tots would like to endorse this contest, that’s fine with me.
The Infinite Toys For Tots Drive is open anywhere there is a Toys For Tots drop off box. If you can’t donate to Toys for Tots (If you live in the UK or another country), exceptions can be made on a case by case basis to donate to other worthy causes. Email your requests for exceptions to newtongimmick AT rocketmail.com with the subject heading “Infinite Toys For Tots Exception Request” as the subject line.
If you are donating to any other drives or contests (such as Geeks For Tots), that’s okay too. You are still eligible for the Infinite Toys For Tots 2011 Drive, just make sure to send us a photo of your donation or a receipt and let us know that you’re also participating in another drive/contest.
Please don’t send in fake photos of other folks donating. The idea is to have our little community working together for a good cause and we at Infinite Hollywood are matching donations purely out of our own pocketbook, so please play fair.