Eden Gives Back: Adopt a family 2011!

Jul!a Jul!a
A few of you who were at the most recent Community Planning Meeting helped to plan about this already and already know about it, but it's time to unveil it to the rest of the community! Those of you who were here last year may remember that we did a community outreach program to help those in need during the holidays, and we're doing it again this year, only with a few minor tweaks.

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!!

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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.
11/04/2011
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Kindred Kindred
Fantastic! Sending my GCs now.
11/04/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Kindred
Fantastic! Sending my GCs now.
Awwwwwww
11/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
YAY!
11/04/2011
Lavender420 Lavender420
Awesome
11/04/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Thats great.
11/04/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
just happened to hear of a benefits organization on the radio today. signing up with them ASAP. sending you an email...
11/04/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
A few of you who were at the most recent Community Planning Meeting helped to plan about this already and already know about it, but it's time to unveil it to the rest of the community! Those of you who were here last year may remember that we ... More
this has gotten me so excited i've extended the idea to my entire family. instead of gifts at christmas this year, i suggested we adopt a couple families, send gifts to them, then at christmas reveal to eachother photos of what we sent and info about each family.

it makes christmas less about gifts for eachother and more about giving to our neighbors, those who really need it. and then our get together is not about receiving, but about just being together. i hope they go for it.
11/04/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
this has gotten me so excited i've extended the idea to my entire family. instead of gifts at christmas this year, i suggested we adopt a couple families, send gifts to them, then at christmas reveal to eachother photos of what we sent and info ... More
Aw, this sounds wonderful. What a great idea! You're awesome for thinking about it.
11/04/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
A few of you who were at the most recent Community Planning Meeting helped to plan about this already and already know about it, but it's time to unveil it to the rest of the community! Those of you who were here last year may remember that we ... More
Yay! I am so glad EF is repeating this outreach program again this year. I can't wait to hear about each of the families whose holidays will now be a lot brighter.
11/04/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Awesome, so glad to be doing this again. Might have to plow the fields a bit more just to send a bigger donation.
11/04/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Awwwwwww
Sam, lets say you've earned a $25 giftcard for a video or something. If you wanted to donate, you'd have to donate the entire card balance correct? Or can you split it up, say keep $15 and donate $10?
11/04/2011
Kitka Kitka
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
this has gotten me so excited i've extended the idea to my entire family. instead of gifts at christmas this year, i suggested we adopt a couple families, send gifts to them, then at christmas reveal to eachother photos of what we sent and info ... More
What a great idea! I hope they go for it too, I would love to hear how it all works out.
11/06/2011
Kitka Kitka
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
A few of you who were at the most recent Community Planning Meeting helped to plan about this already and already know about it, but it's time to unveil it to the rest of the community! Those of you who were here last year may remember that we ... More
It's great to hear that this is going on! Can't wait to hear how many families will be helped out this season.
11/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Sam, lets say you've earned a $25 giftcard for a video or something. If you wanted to donate, you'd have to donate the entire card balance correct? Or can you split it up, say keep $15 and donate $10?
Yes, you'd have to donate the entire balance. You can send in a card made from points for the $10 if you didn't want to donate the whole $25. Or you could make an extra video to cover having sent in the first $25.
11/07/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Don't forget, there's a week left to donate and let me know if you want to sponsor a family for Thanksgiving or Christmas!!!
11/07/2011
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Sam, lets say you've earned a $25 giftcard for a video or something. If you wanted to donate, you'd have to donate the entire card balance correct? Or can you split it up, say keep $15 and donate $10?
The only way to send a partial gift card (that is not made with points) is to spend what you are going to spend off the gift card first, then send in the number with the balance.
11/08/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
The only way to send a partial gift card (that is not made with points) is to spend what you are going to spend off the gift card first, then send in the number with the balance.
Yes! This too
11/08/2011
Rarity Rarity
I'd love to help out! I've contacted an organization and will be e-mailing you as soon as I hear back from them.
11/08/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Rarity
I'd love to help out! I've contacted an organization and will be e-mailing you as soon as I hear back from them.
Fantastic!
11/08/2011
Illusional Illusional
Yay, time to stock up on points
11/08/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I've heard from a few people about Christmas families, who wants to help some Thanksgiving people?!
11/09/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Don't forget that donations are taken until Tuesday. If anybody is interested in sponsoring a Thanksgiving family, please contact me ASAP. Same for a Christmas family.
11/11/2011
PrettiGirlRock PrettiGirlRock
Do they have to be gift cards from EF?
11/13/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I almost forgot! I just sent my donation to you, Sam.
11/14/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by PrettiGirlRock
Do they have to be gift cards from EF?
Yes, since we don't have a way to cash out gift cards from other places.
11/14/2011
arewehavingfun? arewehavingfun?
We'll help anyone!!! Nice job, Sam (aka Ju!lia)!!! Keep it up!!!
11/15/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
We closed out the Thanksgiving donations with an incredible $428.64!!! A huge thank you to Kayla and Rarity for being our Thanksgiving volunteer sponsors, and a huge thank you to the following people for making this happen!

- Kindred
- Kayla
- Sam
- Sammi
- P'Gell
- ToyTimeTim
- Kkay
- OhioJoe
- Selective Sensualist
- aliceinthehole
11/16/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I hope the families at the women's shelter have a good Thanksgiving.

Thank you, Sam, Kayla and Rarity for making this work for them.
11/16/2011
gone77 gone77
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
We closed out the Thanksgiving donations with an incredible $428.64!!! A huge thank you to Kayla and Rarity for being our Thanksgiving volunteer sponsors, and a huge thank you to the following people for making this happen!

- Kindred
- ... More
Woohoooo! Way to go, guys!
11/16/2011
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