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There's one thing I must have missed: which "local" charities receive the donations? :?:

If we donate money via PayPal or mail, does that mean that Kelly has to go to the store, buy a bunch of Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars, take a photo, then deliver them to a charity near him (somewhere in Washington state)? Or are all the cars mailed to one central location to be given to a nationally-known place? Or do RAVvers get together (by county/region/?), buy cars, take a photo, take the cars to a kids' charity that's local to us?
 

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There's one thing I must have missed: which "local" charities receive the donations? :?:

If we donate money via PayPal or mail, does that mean that Kelly has to go to the store, buy a bunch of Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars, take a photo, then deliver them to a charity near him (somewhere in Washington state)?
Yes... you got it correct in the above quote.... though I'll probably make the purchase in Oregon... to avoid sales tax :wink:

Each site administers their own contest and chooses their own charity to receive the donations. It was short notice for me to make the decision of joining this Toy Drive Contest. As soon as I get a chance... I'll update our Toy Drive page with a little more information. My original thinking was after I purchased the toys I'd take the photo and then donate them to one of the local TV stations that runs a toy drive. That way our RAV4 website might even get a little extra publicity. As it turns out... the guy that runs the ScionLife website lives in Portland. As soon as I get a chance I'll contact him and see what charity they use.

It will be a couple days before I can nail down the details of our Toy Drive. Sorry for the sloppy start :? I will be posting the names of our members that make donations. So far we have $10.00... which I have not yet reported so it does not yet show on the GRAPH.
 

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Here's today's status of the TOY DRIVE!

Total Points: 2658 (+719)
Daily Average: 886 (-83.5)
Days Down / Remaining: 3 / 16

Ranked by total donations
1. elementownersclub.com (10,331): 1000 (0.097/member)
2. scionlife.com (23961): 751 (0.031/member)
3. my.is (31,931): 332 (0.010/member)
4. ridgelineownersclub.com (1868): 270 (0.145/member)
5. newbeetle.org (1714): 105 (0.061/member)
6. focaljet.com (20,631): 75 (0.004/member)
7. newcelica.org (22,081): 65 (0.003/member)
8. rav4world.com (1043): 60 (0.056/member)
9. acurazine.com (66,632): 0 (0.000/member)
10. echodrivers.com (1799): 0 (0.000/member)
11. matrixowners.com (5732): 0 (0.000/member)
12. mr2oc.com (27,910): 0 (0.000/member)
13. seloc.net (1983): 0 (0.000/member)
14. unitedbimmer.com (843): 0 (0.000/member)

Ranked by donations per member
1. ridgelineownersclub.com (1868): 270 (0.145/member)
2. elementownersclub.com (10,331): 1000 (0.097/member)
3. scionlife.com (23961): 751 (0.031/member)
4. newbeetle.org (1714): 105 (0.061/member)
5. rav4world.com (1043): 60 (0.056/member)
6. my.is (31,931): 332 (0.010/member)
7. focaljet.com (20,631): 75 (0.004/member)
8. newcelica.org (22,081): 65 (0.003/member)
9. acurazine.com (66,632): 0 (0.000/member)
10. echodrivers.com (1799): 0 (0.000/member)
11. matrixowners.com (5732): 0 (0.000/member)
12. mr2oc.com (27,910): 0 (0.000/member)
13. seloc.net (1983): 0 (0.000/member)
14. unitedbimmer.com (843): 0 (0.000/member)
Come on RAVers!! We can't let Honda's and VW's beat us :?
Even if we could get everybody to chip in $1 we would be making a GREAT showing :D

Go here to donate ---> http://rav4world.com/toydrive.html
 

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NO donations since the last message :? To date we have had THREE (+myself) RAVers (thanks Jose!) donate. Come guys and gals... let's show a little RAV4 pride :p

It's a little embarrassing comparing our total to ScionLife's total. We are currently at $80.00. They are currently at $1331.00 :shock: They do have have amost 24,000 members... compared to our 1000+... but still I think we can do better :D
 

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Come one everyone! It's just a small amount of loot and 2 min. of your time to make an impact on some deserving child. 8)

You can all wait till next paycheck to finish up that mod you want to do and send $5.00 to make good things happen.

Make yourself feel good this christmas by helping someone you don't know :wink:
 

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I promise, I'll be chipping in before the deadline...just gotta work out a little financial issue first. :roll: I think it's a great idea and a great cause!

Becky
 

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Thanks Becky :D 8)

Here are the DAY 5 RESULTS for the contest. Counting "donations by member"... RAV4World is in 2nd place :!: :D

Total Points: 3516 (+112)
Days Down / Remaining: 4 / 15

*THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION WITH THE ELEMENT OWNERS CLUB. THEY STARTED COLLECTING CARS BEFORE THE START DATE AND HAVE CHOSEN TO ONLY COUNT DONATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER THE CONTEST BEGINNING. THEY WILL BE DONATING A MUCH HIGHER COUNT, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF THE COMPETITION THEIR TOTAL HAS BEEN ADJUSTED DOWN.

Ranked by total donations
1. scionlife.com (23961): 1396 (0.058/member)
2. elementownersclub.com (10,331): 650 (0.063/member)
3. my.is (31,931): 434 (0.014/member)
4. ridgelineownersclub.com (1868): 415 (0.222/member)
5. focaljet.com (20,631): 265 (0.004/member)
6. newbeetle.org (1714): 155 (0.090/member)
7. rav4world.com (1043): 101 (0.097/member)
8. newcelica.org (22,081): 100 (0.005/member)
9. acurazine.com (66,632): 0 (0.000/member)
10. echodrivers.com (1799): 0 (0.000/member)
11. matrixowners.com (5732): 0 (0.000/member)
12. mr2oc.com (27,910): 0 (0.000/member)
13. seloc.net (1983): 0 (0.000/member)
14. unitedbimmer.com (843): 0 (0.000/member)

Ranked by donations per member
1. ridgelineownersclub.com (1868): 415 (0.222/member)
2. rav4world.com (1043): 101 (0.097/member)
3. newbeetle.org (1714): 155 (0.090/member)
4. elementownersclub.com (10,331): 650 (0.063/member)
5. scionlife.com (23961): 1396 (0.058/member)
6. my.is (31,931): 434 (0.014/member)
7. newcelica.org (22,081): 100 (0.005/member)
8. focaljet.com (20,631): 265 (0.004/member)
9. acurazine.com (66,632): 0 (0.000/member)
10. echodrivers.com (1799): 0 (0.000/member)
11. matrixowners.com (5732): 0 (0.000/member)
12. mr2oc.com (27,910): 0 (0.000/member)
13. seloc.net (1983): 0 (0.000/member)
14. unitedbimmer.com (843): 0 (0.000/member)
 

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Seven days down... twelve to go :!:

To date... we've only had SEVEN RAVers donate :?

Come on people... lets blow the competition out of the water :shock: :D :lol: If we can get at least $10 per day over the next twelve days... we would make a VERY GOOD showing :D
 

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Sorry, don't have pay pal. Usually donate to things like this with Visa. I won't use pay pal so I don't really want to sign up just for a donation. Wish there are other ways.

Later. M.
 

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Sorry, don't have pay pal. Usually donate to things like this with Visa. I won't use pay pal so I don't really want to sign up just for a donation. Wish there are other ways.

Later. M.
1. You don't have to JOIN PayPal to make a payment through PayPal. Simply click on the "Make a Donation" button... then click on "If you do not currently have a PayPal account, CLICK HERE" :D Clicking this option allows you to make a donation with your credit card WITHOUT joining PayPal :D

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2. Below the PayPal button is my home mailing address 8)

It was asked earlier WHO the toys will be donated to. I have since decided to donate all of them to http://toysfortots.org - so, any donations any of you make are TAX DEDUCTIBLE 8)

Day EIGHT results -
All Total Points: 6447
Days Down / Remaining: 8 / 11

Ranked by total donations
1. acurazine.com (66,632): 2696 (0.040/member)
2. scionlife.com (23961): 1501 (0.063/member)
3. my.is (31,931): 434 (0.014/member)
4. ridgelineownersclub.com (1868): 415 (0.222/member)
5. elementownersclub.com (10,331): 345 (0.033/member)
6. rav4world.com (1043): 321 (0.308/member)
7. focaljet.com (20,631): 300 (0.015/member)
8. newbeetle.org (1714): 225 (0.131/member)
9. newcelica.org (22,081): 210 (0.010/member)
10. echodrivers.com (1799): 0 (0.000/member)
11. matrixowners.com (5732): 0 (0.000/member)
12. mr2oc.com (27,910): 0 (0.000/member)
13. seloc.net (1983): 0 (0.000/member)
14. unitedbimmer.com (843): 0 (0.000/member)

Ranked by donations per member
1. rav4world.com (1043): 321 (0.308/member)
2. ridgelineownersclub.com (1868): 415 (0.222/member)
3. newbeetle.org (1714): 225 (0.131/member)
4. scionlife.com (23961): 1501 (0.063/member)
5. acurazine.com (66,632): 2696 (0.040/member)
6. elementownersclub.com (10,331): 345 (0.033/member)
7. my.is (31,931): 434 (0.014/member)
8. focaljet.com (20,631): 300 (0.015/member)
9. newcelica.org (22,081): 210 (0.010/member)
10. echodrivers.com (1799): 0 (0.000/member)
11. matrixowners.com (5732): 0 (0.000/member)
12. mr2oc.com (27,910): 0 (0.000/member)
13. seloc.net (1983): 0 (0.000/member)
14. unitedbimmer.com (843): 0 (0.000/member)
 

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Alright people. I haven't seen any new names posted here. Not to be rude, but this is really pathetic. Out of 1000+ registered members and we can't even get 10 to put forth some loot for kids. :? Come on people, even if you only give $1.00 you are at least chipping in and saying that you have a heart.

I know there is probably at least one person who thinks that $1.00 or even there $5.00 won't do much. It's the point that it does help. If you give $5, then 5 kids will get a car (I think that would be how it works).

Others of you may say that you don't have the money. Some of you may not, but I'll bet my RAV that most of you do and just won't do it for some lame reason. Collect the change you find in your pocket and from the couch if you must, but don't be a miser. Give at least $1.00 and show you care about more than yourself.

I'm barely able to even get my kids christmas presents this year, but you know what? They'll get gifts from others and I'm still able to get them something small. And they really don't NEED for any of it. And I still gave $5 and I plan to give a little more before the end of the drive. And its because I care that someone else might not have a christmas at all, and to me that is unacceptable when I know I can change that.

Well that's it from my big mouth, so hopefully I can change a few hearts here and make a difference. Stop making excuses why you can't give a $1.00 and start being able to tell people you gave $1.00 and feel better about yourself and do what you know is right.

Peace 8)
 

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Amen to your above message Aaron 8)

RAV4World - Donators to date:

"Alien18"
"poisonpr"
"Derek"
"dnylrq"
"iceauction"
"Slayer"
"RAVMAN"
"garfieldgurl"

We are currently in EIGHTH place :)

Days Down / Remaining: 10 / 9

Ranked by total donations
1. acurazine.com (66,632): 2877
2. scionlife.com (23961): 1606
3. my.is (31,931): 650
4. unitedbimmer.com (843): 515
5. ridgelineownersclub.com (1868): 415
6. mr2oc.com (27,910): 359
7. elementownersclub.com (10,331): 365
8. rav4world.com (1043): 321
9. focaljet.com (20,631): 300
10. newcelica.org (22,081): 240
11. newbeetle.org (1714): 225
12. echodrivers.com (1799): 0
13. matrixowners.com (5732): 0
14. seloc.net (1983): 0
 

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6 days to go :!:

Just received TWO more donations :D Way to go Becky and Tony! $25 and $20 puts us at 381 points. (Officially at $165 and 216 toys. I'll be going shopping later this weekend in an attempt to convert the $165 to 200 or more toys... which will put us over 500 toys :shock: :D )

At the end of our Toy Drive, RAV4World. and ScionLife will be joining together to donate all our proceeds to the Marine Toys for Tots organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. 8)

To those of you who have not yet donated... come on guys and gals. We are on the way to making a very respectable showing as to how generous RAV4 owners can be :D
 

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puttputt - The only donation we received on the 8th was from Alberto R.. Is that you?

To all other RAVers.... NO DONATIONS received on the 11th. :cry: NO DONATIONS received on the 12 :cry:

Come on people... only FOUR days to go. Let's catch up and surpass the Honda Ridgeline club :D :D :D To be honest... we should also be able to catch-up and beat the BMW group :p :p

Days Down / Remaining: 15 / 4
Ranked by total donations
1. scionlife.com (23,961): 3734 (0.156/member)
2. acurazine.com (66,632): 3058 (0.046/member)
3. mr2oc.com (27,910): 1525 (0.055/member)
4. focaljet.com (20,631): 921 (0.045/member)
5. my.is (31,931): 780 (0.024/member)
6. elementownersclub.com (10,331): 625 (0.060/member)
7. unitedbimmer.com (843): 571 (0.677/member)
8. ridgelineownersclub.com (1868): 448 (0.240/member)
9. rav4world.com (1043): 381 (0.365/member)
10. newcelica.org (22,081): 255 (0.012/member)
11. newbeetle.org (1714): 225 (0.131/member)
12. echodrivers.com (1799): 175 (0.010/member)
13. matrixowners.com (5732): 0 (0.000/member)
14. seloc.net (1983): 0 (0.000/member)
 

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YES... we received your donation :D Sorry... it was 5:AM when I typed that last reply... and I'd been up all night. I mailed you a THANK-YOU on the 10th. I'll resend it... just to confirm my/your email is working properly :?
 
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