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Monday, December 14, 2020

7th Annual Toys 4 Tots Drive 2020

 




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December 9, 2020 thru December 23, 2020

The Holidays are upon us once Again!! Join The Delicious Foundation as we raise funds with the SL Community in support of the U.S.M.C. Toys for Tots℠ Foundation.

Our 7th Annual Grid-Wide Toys for Tots Fundraising Drive runs through Wednesday, December 23rd 2020 raising funds via kiosks and events throughout SL.

The goal: To deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible and productive.

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Every year there are families that are unable to provide a toy for their child/children. This year has been one of the toughest. Thanks to Toys for Tots℠ these families can bring smiles to their children’s faces. They need our help to make sure that each and every child has a toy under the tree this year. Our Fundraising Drive now in its seventh season, was initiated to bring awareness to this cause and to collect donations that will help provide for these families. Take Action with us!!

HELP Brighten a Child's Face this Holiday Season!!

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♡ Make a Donation

500$L can provide a child a toy this Holiday Season

Visit one of our Donation Kiosks Across the Grid:

http://bit.ly/DeliciousFoundation-KioskFinder  

Donate directly at our Official Fundraising Page thru the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation:

http://bit.ly/marinetoysfortots-DeliciousFoundationAnnualDrive2020

♡ Raise Funds with Us 

Become a T4T Kiosk Affiliate:

Place one of our T4T Kiosks and raise funds with us. Every Linden counts.  

Host an Event:

We are encouraging our Kiosk Affiliates to host "Toys for Tots" fundraising events around our Kiosks to pull in more funds and gain traffic at their locations. Have a little dance party, a sale or an auction, the possibilities are endless!! We will assist with promoting your events when we can. Event Schedule 2020 Event Hub

Spread the word to your family, friends, associates and customers about the campaign.

Promote Your Support: Tweet, Post to Facebook, Google+, Flickr about the Drive and our events

 Feel free to contact us for more information on Drive/Kiosks:

HoneyGlaze  Fundraising@DeliciousFoundation.info

❄ PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT THIS CAUSE AND SPREAD THE WORD!! YOUR DONATION CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!! TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! 

For more information on The U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots Foundation go to: http://www.toysfortots.org/about_toys_for_tots

The Delicious Foundation

The Delicious Foundation℠ is a child advocacy organization focused on child hunger and nutrition in the U.S.A. and beyond. We help raise funds to sponsor agencies like Save the Children, Share Our Strengths and others that respond to the needs of Children as their main focus.

https://www.facebook.com/DeliciousFoundation

Events Sponsored By:

🍸🎈Y.D.E.[v] Catering & Event Svcs™πŸŽˆπŸΈ

LπŸ› Dreams Custom Weddings & Photo Design 

Media Sponsors:

SL Enquirer

In Kind Sponsor:

Create-A-Bear SL

Many thanks for your support


About The U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots Drive


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.

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity located in Triangle, Virginia, serves to fund, raise funds for, and support the program.


Toys for Tots began as a Los Angeles charitable effort in 1947. William Hendricks was inspired by his wife Diane when she tried to donate a homemade Raggedy Ann doll to a needy child but could find no organization to do so. At her suggestion he gathered a group of local Marine reservists, including Lieutenant Colonel John Hampton, who coordinated and collected some 5,000 toys for local children that year from collection bins placed outside of Warner Bros. movie theaters. Their efforts were so successful that, in 1948, Toys for Tots was launched as a national campaign. Hendricks used his position as director of Public Relations for Warner Brothers Studio to enlist celebrity support, as well as have Walt Disney Studios design the red toy train logo.

Until 1979, Marine reservists (frequently in their dress blue uniforms) and volunteers would collect and refurbish used toys. In 1980, only new toys were accepted, as reservists were no longer able to dedicate drill hours to refurbish toys, as well as legal concerns and the mixed message of giving hand-me-downs as a message of hope.

In 1991, the Secretary of Defense authorized the creation and affiliation with the non-profit charity foundation. In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys for Tots as an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve.


Noting in 1996 that many communities did not have a Marine reservist presence, the commander of Marine Forces Reserve authorized Marine Corps League detachments and other local organizations to fill the gaps in toy collection and distribution. In 2009, the program received support from Michelle Obama, who placed the first collection box at the White House.  Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Program distributed over 469 million toys to over 216 million less fortunate children.

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For more information on The U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots Foundation go to: http://www.toysfortots.org/about_toys_for_tots


The Delicious Foundation℠ is an RL Child advocacy organization founded in 2008 to support the fundraising and event efforts of organizations that respond to the needs of Children as their main focus. 
                             
Our Virtual Division supports other virtually represented Non-Profits, Community Organizations and Philanthropic Individuals whose intentions are focused on bringing forth change [mainly through Healthcare and Wellcare] in the lives of Children in the U.S.A. and beyond.
We are here to support your fundraising efforts and events in whatever way we can. We utilize the resources of our sister companies EEM & Y.D.E. as well as other affiliate organizations to assist with the marketing and facilitation of your Fundraising Campaigns and Events.
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Children are our Future and we want to do our little part to make sure they strive and survive long enough to See it | Live it | Be it!

Connect with us:
Fundraising@delciousfoundation.info, www.facebook.com/DeliciousFoundaton

Join our Circle of Support:
secondlife:///app/group/01691fef-eb00-e438-6391-0f9c28de15cc/about


For more info Contact: HoneyGlaze Delicioso - Founder


Saturday, November 21, 2015

The 2015 Toys4Tots Season in Second Life is in Full Swing- November 21-29th



Sixth Annual Toys 4 Tots Breedables Expo and Fair

 November 21st - 29th-  This event will cover 2 sims, both dedicated to all Breedables in SL and also non-breedable vendors/sellers. Events will include live performers, raffles, and one very special auction. 

A full schedule of events and totals raised to date can be found on our website:
http://sl-t4t.org

If you would like to get your own set of fundraising tools- kiosks, sale vendors, etc. Please contact Rocky Hillburton, Marissa Goodliffe, or Shannon Hillburton (Shannon Dubratt). 

You can also join the inworld group, Annual T4T Christmas Benefit here:
secondlife:///app/group/28795771-c4a8-ac48-cf40-ead01828608c/about

Just copy and paste the group key in local. 

Thank you for all of your support for Toys4Tots!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Escape%20to%20Jupiter/222/127/22

Monday, November 16, 2015

TOYS 4 TOTS in Second Life- Interview with Rocky Hillburton- Lanai Jarrico Reporting…



It’s that time of year again when the giving spirit is in full swing. Right now in Second Life avatars are working hard to get ready for the Holidays. One particular place in Second Life is focused on making sure children in need gets toys for Christmas. Please meet Rocky Hillburton. For the past 6 years Rocky and his team have been dedicating their time and efforts to raise donations for Toys 4 Tots. In the past 6 years Toys 4 Tots in Second Life with the support of  residents raised over $110,000 USD with 100% of funds raised going to the Toys 4 Tots Foundation in Virginia.


This year will mark Toys 4 Tots Sixth Annual Breedable Expo and Fair beginning on November 21st until November 29th. This event will cover two Christmas themed sims dedicated to Breedables as well as an assortment of non-breedable vendors and retailers. Events will include live performances, raffles and a very special auction.  

The SL Enquirer caught up with Rocky to learn more about Toys 4 Tots and why it has been such a passion for him.


Interview with Rocky Hillburton

Hi Rocky, let me start of by saying thank you on behalf of the SL Enquirer for being such a proactive member of this community. Second Life needs more people like you with such a big heart and passion for helping others in need, particularly children who depend on us for their needs.  How did you get involved with Toys 4 Tots?

Rocky: Originally a man named Pat Wunderland of SL’s Wunderland Records started the Toys 4 Tots in SL campaign. I immediately got involved when I joined SL and opened my club. I was asked by Pat and his team to fill some entertainer spots they needed filled. I filled those spots within the hour for him, twelve in all. He was called away due to real life commitments and asked if I would be interested in taking over the campaign. I have been the head for the past 5 years.

Who are the people that make up your Toys 4 Tots Team?

Rocky: Currently besides myself, there is Shannon Dubatt and Marissa Goodliffe that make up our team.

With this  being your 6th year raising donations for T4T, can you share with our readers how much money you have collectively raised so far for children?

Rocky: Prior to my taking the lead we had raised 25,000.00 USD with the help of the SL entertainment industry through the sales of CDs and musical events sponsored by the SL performers. Since my taking the helm we have ventured into the breedable and non-breedable side of things and started the expos. This will be our third expo. With this addition we have raised another 90,000.00 USD that has gone 100% to the real life Toys 4 Tots foundation in Virginia.

WOW, That is impressive! In the real world, people usually donate toys at various drop off boxes at department stores and other places that accept toys donations. That obviously cannot happen in SL. Can you share with us the how you convert Linden donations into a check for Toys 4 Tots?

Rocky: All donations or items sold are through either a donation kiosk or a sales/gacha kiosk that is specifically made and given by the SL Toys 4 Tots foundation. Those funds, either from sales or donated, go directly to a Toys 4 Tots alt. The kiosks and vendors talk to a website to reflect the monies raised. That amount is withdrawn from SL via several alts, because of limitations from LL, and a screenshot is taken of the Lindens taken out and what they were converted to. This screenshot is posted on the website alongside a screenshot of the actual receipt from the real world Toys 4 Tots foundation to show that both match. No funds are ever expended from the monies raised for any purchases of items in SL, sims for the expo and so on.

Thank you for sharing how transparent Toys 4 Tots in SL is about ensuring donated Lindens are going to the foundation.

In Second Life you have a whole sim dedicated to Toys 4 Tots which includes a beautifully decorated Christmas Wonderland themed , Santa’s Workshop, T4T information office, donation kiosks and shop space for vendors. How can retailers get involved in Toys for Tots and rent shop space?


Rocky: We have a main headquarters in SL with a LM available which will take you to a central board that is made to represent the two actual sims. The mock board is laid out identical to the actual sims so people know what and where they are renting the spot. We have three different spots available, bronze, gold and platinum, and the price structure is 2500L, 5000L or 10000L depending on the spot size you wish to rent. All builders and breedable associations are welcome. We have a NC with our TOS of building guidelines and pricing structures as well for anyone interested.


That sounds simple enough. What kind of products do your current retailers offer?


Rocky: We currently have many of the major breedables involved or their auction houses, knick knack shops, building designers and kids clothing and furniture. We are willing to entertain any builders as long as it is not adult in nature.

The 6th Annual Toys for Tots Breedables Expo and Fair is approaching, what can people expect to see at this event?

Rocky: A variety of amazing displays where they can find out more information on each builder, purchase a one of a kind Toys 4 Tots item as well as the builders other items. There will be a giant auction on the final Saturday of the expo and many music events scheduled every day for their entertainment as they browse, shop, play or donate. The music from each performer will be able to be heard from any parcel on either sim.

Sounds like a lot of fun! Can you give us a little teaser about some of the live performers who will be at the event and some of the prizes?

Rocky: We have a huge line up of some of the best performers in SL and would hate to name only a few but know they will have plenty to choose from with all types of music. They are scheduled from the opening day to the final day with a minimum of three shows per day. We have several folks that will be donating some outstanding breedable items that will go in as prizes with spotlight prizes given out at random.

Sponsors and volunteers are a vital part of organizing fundraisers and events in Second Life. How can people get involved in this Toys 4 Tots event and help make this year the best one yet?

Rocky: They can contact Marissa Goodliffe, Shannon Dubratt or myself. Marissa really heads up the contact section for me and is very well equipped to handle any and all questions. We have available donation kiosks that are copy/trans that can be set out at their shops, whether on the expo sims or not, and handed out to their friends to set out as well. This also goes for the vendors (sales/gacha) that can be used anywhere on the grid.

Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers about Toys 4 Tots in SL?

Rocky: The biggest thing I would like to mention is that for all the hard work that is done with Toys 4 Tots, 100% of all monies raised in SL goes to the real world foundation and 98% of that money is used for toys for the kids. If you compare that with other charitable organizations that is an outstanding percentage. No other charitable organization can make that type of claim. We have all fallen on a hard time at one time or another and wished we could have relied on something like this to show our kids something. I believe that a belief in something starts at a young age and if a child cannot believe in Santa then his belief system has already started breaking down.


Very well said Rocky. Thank you so much for taking the time to share what you do with our readers and again for all that you did and still do for many children around the world who have received gifts because of you and the efforts of everyone who has donated to Toys 4 Tots.

Additional Information
Group: Annual T4T Christmas Benefit (SL)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/slt4t/


The Official SL Toys 4 Tots info center.




Preferred Contact: Rocky Hillburton, Shannon Dubratt, Marissa Goodliffe

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2014 Toys 4 Tots Breedables Expo will start November 15th and run until November 23rd.

   


Many awesome creations will be for sale, including some limited edition items made especially for Toys for Tots will be available throughout the 9 day event.  We have so many wonderful sponsors, auctioneers and performers contributing to the events this year. We are proud and honored to work with each and every person and group that has been involved. 

     The Expo will be held on two sims this year, One donated by Amaretto Breedables (Josaphine Cooperstone) and the other by KittyCats Breedables (Callie Cline). We couldn't achieve any of this without them!


      Other Sponsors include, in no particular order: Whispering Hills, a LiTTLe BiT of EVERYTHING, Diva's Divine Darlings, Turquoise Ranch Auction house, EVO Breeding Co., Christmas Lane, Rose Breedable, Weeping Willow, Mythical Utopia, Papillon, Dixieland Downs, Awesome Breed Creations, Acceleration Exotics, Amaretto Market Owners Coalition, Aroonshire Fortress, Yumi Bands of Cypher, Breeders Choice, Dwarfins, E&S Breedables, Fantasia, Fish Hunt, Pet Peddlers, Shadow Wynde, SOS-Streams.net, Trinity Breedable, TW Saddles & Reins, Whispering Hills, Aero Pines Park, Wild Kajaera, Wicked Tattoos, Gempandas, Meeroos, FluiD, House of Huntress, Huntress Inc, J&T Stables & Auction House, Stone pony Ranch, Treasures Elite WK Breedable, Madness Auctions, Mossms, The Nest Egg, CasperTech, Secret Meadows, The Aquarium, Ludus Agora, Madonna Ranch.


      No Expo would be complete without the amazing talents of our Second Life performers!  Those scheduled throughout the 9 day event include: Todd Rumsford, Hazie Moonwall, Shaye Dezno-Jonstone, Lisa Petrolhead, Tobykip Lionheart, Lisa Nichols(Brune), SINGERGIRL, Taunter Goodnight, Southcity Genesis, Chip Takacs, Maximillion Kleene, Brixton Canning, Susie Darling, Samm Qendra, Zerbie Magic, Jacqueline Luik, Miha Shamen, Potlatch Foggarty, Redhawk, ELiz Watanabe, ProfessorShowbiz, Deelah Halostar-Freund, Josie Anderton, Freddy Mergatroid, Premium Composer, Satin & Erin, Mavenn Resident, Hogan Baily, Wayne Davis Rocks.

     The talents of many come together to offer up something for everybody and all to benefit Toys for Tots 2014! Our two CEO's for the 6th year running are Rocky Hillburton, and his wonderful wife Shannon Dubratt. Our sim desinger - Disisme Misfit,  put in hours of time and effort, Web Page construction done by Potlatch Foggarty.  T4T Expo Directors:  Gracie Ddotterkelch and Marissa Goodliffe.

     Our FaceBook URL:  https://www.facebook.com/slt4t

     Our Web Page that tracks ALL donations: http://sl-t4t.org/

Saturday, November 10, 2012

SMOKIN' ACE'S, ALONG WITH SOS STREAMS, IS PROUD TO PRESENT A NEW TOYS 4 TOTS BENEFIT CALLED, BATTLE OF THE STARZ! DECEMBER 1, 2012


ATTN MUSICIANS:
BATTLE OF THE STARZ WILL BE HELD DECEMBER 1, 2012, 12PM SLT-8PM SLT.
THIS IS AN EXCITING NEW WAY TO HELP SHOW OFF YOUR TALENTS, GIVE YOU (AS THE ENTERTAINER) GREAT EXPOSURE, AND AT THE SAME TIME HELP PUT A SMILE ON THE FACE OF A CHILD IN REAL LIFE THIS CHRISTMAS!!!!


 
 
BELOW IS A LIST OF THE RULES AND REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER THIS FANTASTIC BENEFIT:
Rules & Requirements

Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 2010-SL Toys For Tots -Stacey cardalines Reporting...


All Stacey wants for Christmas is help for Toys For Tots... but she'll take a new pocketbook if Santa has one laying around.
Stacey visits Toys For Tots...
Without going on for too long about my personal life, I'll share this with you. I've been rich and I've been poor, and it's better being rich.
One of the better parts of beig wealthy is Christmas. I get some genuinely cool stuff. My husband, who is somewhat of an oaf, has actually figured out shopping. I'm French, and- especially with presents- the French have a well-deserved reputation for being difficult.
So... he simply gives his check one week to our babysitter Ellen, Ellen then takes me to the mall, and I get whatever I like. I just have to act all happy and unexpectant on Christmas morning, and everyone goes home happy.
Last year, I got a lovely overcoat, a necklace, and a trip to Quebec. The year before, I really cleaned up... new Volvo (the nanny only chose the color for me, after asking me what color I wanted). My nanny has since gone off to Dartmouth, but the Colonel simply switched gears and now my kid sister and I are going to the mall this Saturday.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Greatest Gift- Persia Bravin Reporting...


Staff Reporter
• Saturday, November 06, 2010

Big hearted musicians in Second Life have turned into Santa’s little helpers, helping to raise funds for scores of underprivileged children this Christmas.

Christmas comes but once a year and this yuletide, the generous music community of Second Life are hoping their incredible talents and combined hard work will help put a smile on the faces of thousands of children in dire real life situations. A dazzling new Christmas themed CD featuring the work of over sixty SL based musicians is due to be launched on November 1st with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the venerable ‘Toys for Tots Foundation’ which was conceived back in 1947 by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Over the past 63 years, it has managed to raise funds to purchase a staggering 81.3 million toys valued at more than $487 million and given joy to countless generations of children from impoverished families or those living in care. This is actually the second year that this CD has been produced in world, but the organisers are optimistic that this year, they can break last year’s record of 1062 CD's sold and 1.6 million Lindens raised for this worthwhile cause. 

 
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