How this is going to work this year:
•Anyone interested in volunteering to be one of the Community Reps should find an organization in their area. Make sure you can meet their requirements and take a look at all of the details (such as committing to the list they might ask for, the delivery terms they ask for etc) – send the details to me to look over (Sam @ edenfantasys .com).
Some tips: When looking for an agency, try Googling “Adopt a family” and the name of your town or city. Also: church groups, neighborhood organizations, college groups, and so on, are all ok - whatever is available in your area - we don't care about the politics of it, as long a family in need is getting help!
•The first 2 people who volunteer to be Community Reps for Thanksgiving and the first 3 for Christmas, who have all the info, and can absolutely do the legwork / shopping, are in! And we will coordinate with them via email to get the ball rolling. Then once we’re 100% sure it’s a go, we’ll announce on the forum.
The sooner we can get people involved the better. If you think you can be a Community Rep for Thanksgiving, email me ASAP. If you want to be a Rep for Christmas, well go ahead and get all that information to me as soon as you can as well.
The donations are working slightly differently than they did last year. This year instead of running a points drive for each family, we're running one for each season. There will be one drive for Thanksgiving and a separate one for Christmas. All of the points collected during the Thanksgiving drive be split evenly and given to the Thanksgiving Reps to provide meals. Same with the Christmas families; all of the points collected during the Christmas drive will be split evenly among the families.
We will be taking donations for the Thanksgiving families from November 4, 2011 to Tuesday, November 15, 2011. This will give us time to make sure that our Reps can get their money and get their shopping in. Donations for the Christmas families will go from Monday, November 28, 2011 to Tuesday, December 13, 2011 to make sure we can get our Christmas families shopped for as well. Donations can be from points you've earned around the site; gift cards you've earned from the Rumble/Roundup, writing for the Cafe, etc.; or can be a gift card you've physically purchased. What you need to do is email me the code to Sam @ edenfantasys.com along with the amount and which season you're donating towards.
Let's make this a holiday season a few lucky families will never forget!!
An update for you! Our Thanksgiving donations brought in an awesome $428.64!!! We have two wonderful people helping to provide meals for people for Thanksgiving this year; Kayla and Rarity.