|12-18-2008, 09:47 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I think that I would be happier with my toys this year than some kid who won't have any at all this christmas.
I think back to how happy I was when I was a kid, opening Joes for Christmas, and then I picture some kid opening nothing. Now put that kid next to me right now. Look how happy I am with these new toys that I bought for myself.
Ok, in all seriousness. Toys For Tots ends its toy drive this year on the 21st.
If you honestly think that you will be happier with those fresh new toys than some kid would be, then you are wrong. Keep your super-rare variant and buy the kid a Wild Bill. Clear some peg space and spread some joy.
If you decide to donate, let us know...
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so that we can all feel the holiday glow.
If you still really decide that you can't part with a single figure...step up and let us know why.
Yes, that is a direct challenge. Speak up, right here on The Tank. If you know the joy of giving...say so. If you would rather not give...let us know why..
|12-18-2008, 10:22 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Toys R Us annoyed me with TfT this year. I went in, had fun picking out about $60 of stuff to donate, got to the register and found out they were only accepting cash donations.
The manager said it wasn't working out too well, because some chucklehead thought they'd get more donations if they gave people the option to donate in $1 or $5 increments instead of toys.
Ironically, they've gotten around the same number of donations they always do, but instead of getting 3500 individual toys worth $5 or more, they've gotten 3500 $1 donations. Epic failure.
Then, to top it off, the cashier was pissed off that I donated $50, and he had to key in 10 $5 donations, because they was as large as they had it set up for at that store. What a cluster.
|12-18-2008, 10:31 AM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Cleburne Tx
Way ahead of you. donated a box VvV toys from Family Dollar and Some Clearance 25th stuff.
|12-18-2008, 10:36 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
I donated all of my old MOC Sgt Savage figures (about 10). Couldn't sell them anywhere so I thought the best place other than the trash was the donation box. I can honestly I donated some Joe toys in my lifetime.
|12-18-2008, 10:40 AM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
I gave a ton of extra Joes, including 25th cards, BATS, Troops, 5-packs, (good stuff, no peg warmers) & comics & dvds(from the dvd sets), to a single mom friend of mine whose kid is just getting into Joes. She can't afford it, and they're just sitting in a box at home, so I figures - why not? He'll love them!
Plus, whenever I'm asked about TfT, I donate to them.
|12-18-2008, 10:45 AM||#6|
Elevation: 945 ft
Join Date: Jun 2008
Trust that sometimes people like to give without letting others know they did...
I'm confident that the kiddos will get some good things this year!
|12-18-2008, 11:12 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2008
That is pretty lame.
I am glad, though, that you didn't let it stop you.
All of you guys who did donate, I would consider a special X-Mas gift to me if you would pop on over to the Operation Snakebite site and make a not of your donation.
You can leave your name if you want...or some nice holiday words. Or an anonymous note that just says "I gave".
It is my belief that seeing those numbers swell will really encourage even MORE donations.
|12-18-2008, 11:21 AM||#8|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pana, IL
I have heard many reports in the past that employees of the stores, as well as the people responsible for taking charge of the donation boxes are helping themselves to the toys. Taking them home or returning them to the store.
When I do donate, I take it to the source. Many Orphanages have a donation acceptance at their offices as does most shelters. Women & children shelters are most in need.
When my wife was pregnant, we had to go to one of these shelters that help homeless/jobless/battered women & children to see someone about WIC, her office was located inside of it which is why we went there.
While there, I looked at the section where kids are allowed to take a toy and some of the toys look like they were from the 70's. Sure a kid ain't complain about a toy, but they could have something more modern.
I do NOT drop toys in a drop box as I'm skeptical of where the stuff really goes.
Sometimes, you may also see a kid pick up the toy you dropped off and seeing their face light up is better than a grumpy walmart worker thanking you.
|12-18-2008, 11:33 AM||#9|
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wakefield, RI
My place where I work this year decided to adopt a family less fortunate. We got to go shopping for whatever was on their list, and low and behold one of the boys wanted Joes. We ended up raising and donating over $680 worth of presents for the family.
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