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Old 08-21-2018, 11:54 AM   #1
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It all started On December 19, 2014 when contractors, on a sister site, asked a simple question about finding a way to turn points into toys for children resulted in contractors coming together in a mad dash to make a difference. That Christmas the ContractorTalk.com community came together to donate $1,500 for the kids through Marine Toys For Tots!

In 2017, even with the distractions all of us faced, including a hurricane or two in the mix we were able to make a nice donation.

The total reward points donated, including our sister sites were as follows.

ContractorTalk.com 165,971
DIYChatroom.com 102,196
ElectricianTalk.com 34,002
PaintTalk.com 32,592

Total Points 334,761

5000 points = $50
Making our total donation last year: $3,347.61

This year, once again, ContractorTalk, ElectricianTalk, PaintTalk, and DIYChatroom will be joining together to make a difference for the kids. Hope currently has 1,320 rewards points.

What is our goal for this year?

If you would like to donate your reward points to Hope for the Marine Toys For Tots program, simply click on the Rewards tab in the navigation bar at the top of the site and then select the "donate" link. For the username, enter: Hope

2000 points = $20

Sometime after Thanksgiving, we will add up all the points in Hope's account and donate the cash to the Marine Toys For Tots program.
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:55 AM   #2
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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Toys For Tots
"Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks."

How do I get points?
Points are awarded when you post to the community on the full site. Unfortunately we are unable to earn points from the apps. You can read more about the points if you click on "rewards" in our site navigation, from the full site.

How do I donate points?
From the full site, you click on rewards". Then you click on "donate". The username you would donate to is: Hope

Toys For Tots Foundation
https://www.toysfortots.org/

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (on Facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/toysfortots

The deadline for this will likely be in November. I will update y'all when we have an exact cutoff date for the donations.
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Posting from Hope so we can monitor the points.
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Current points across the sites.

ContractorTalk.com 7,443
DIYChatroom.com 3,238
ElectricianTalk.com 1,322
PaintTalk.com 408
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When donating, do NOT use commas. If you are donating 1,500 points, it should be entered as 1500 without the comma.
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Done. Now I will have to start welcoming all the intro people and get more points.
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Update on points across the sites:

DIYChatroom.com 28,034
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Update on points across the sites:

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Update on points across the sites:

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Hmm, those painters seem pretty tight.
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Cricket: Can you give us the cutoff date in advance?
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Cricket: Can you give us the cutoff date in advance?
I will as soon as I have it. Usually, it is right after Thanksgiving.
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200 more given, empty again. Bump.
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It's time to kick it into overdrive.

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