Eden Gives Back - Year one!

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Eden Gives Back - Year one!

Jul!a Jul!a

Hello Everybody!

This has been an amazing year for the EdenFantasys community, and we are so proud of you all for making EdenGivesBack such a success. Your efforts have not only reached those in need of help, but also those in need of love and appreciation.

In the fall of 2010, the community raised over $2,300 to what was then called Community Gives Back. Along with the donations, community members volunteered their time & effort to bring Thanksgiving and Christmas to a total of 6 families who wouldn't have been able to celebrate otherwise.

The beginning of 2011 marked the start of Eden Clubs & community events, and after the success of the holiday campaign we decided to expand our efforts and started EdenGivesBack. EdenGivesBack is a community run micro-organization, open to all. Meetings are held on the community forum, where ideas and suggestions for new campaigns are discussed and decided. You can often find details and results of each project, along with photos from contributors, on the Eden Gives Back blog.

Now, as we close the book on our first full year of EdenGivesBack, it would be great if we could all take a moment to appreciate what we have accomplished together through EdenGivesBack, and hopefully it will inspire us to do even more in the coming year.

Run, Taco, Run! - TacoODoom contacted us about sponsoring her to run in a 9k marathon, to raise funds for disabled veterans. In the New England area there are approximately 50,000 Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan who are affected by Traumatic Brain Injury and/or combat stress. Taco, along with the help of our community, was able to raise money for the Run to Home Base (in association with the Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital). The money donated was used to help create awareness and funding for research to help affected Veterans.

EdenGivesBack: Clothing Drive - Charity isn’t just about dollars and cents. The members of the EGB program decided to step up and donate clothing and other usable items to local charities. A number of our members made a huge difference for their local communities by going through their closets and basements and passing on things that they no longer use that other families need! This is an ongoing thing, and you can participate any time in the future if you want!

EdenGivesBack: Joplin, MO - When disaster struck, our amazing community stepped up to do their part. I’m sure you all remember the tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri in late May of 2011 and caused untold devastation. Even 6 weeks after the fateful storm, nearly one third of the people in the city of Joplin were still homeless, and living in tents at a local campground. With your help and donations, we were able to give to relief efforts to help people get back on their feet after losing everything they had. The people of Joplin are eternally grateful for the kind and generous donations you were able to give.

EdenGivesBack: Support our Troops
- There is a special place in the hearts of EdenGivesBack for our troops, and as a community and company, we are thrilled that we could do our part to support our soldiers overseas. We raised funds to send magazine subscriptions to our troops in Iraq. With your help, we were able to get 21 full subscriptions, totaling 524 individual magazines! I hope that as we start 2012, we keep our soldiers in our thoughts, and do all we can to show them we care. A big thanks goes out to Stormy, who organized the subscriptions, and to Sexyintexas, who sent in her own care packages, and runs a similar charity within her own community. If you haven’t seen them already, go here to read some of the touching thank you letters she received!

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Save the Ta-Ta’s! - As a company, EdenFantasys organized a number of projects to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness, and to raise funds for the Save the Ta-Tas organization. We partnered with Evolved Novelties and created a sale that would donate money to Save the Ta-Ta’s and breast cancer research for every pink toy purchased. Our community also created video messages to help raise awareness, and encourage women and men to show their Ta-Ta’s some love. Across the Eden Family, from the EdenFantasys site, to EdenCafe and Sexis, Facebook and Twitter; we worked hard to collect personal messages of support, spread important facts and information, and of course, stand behind Breast Cancer survivors and the loved ones at their sides. We are certainly looking forward to bringing this campaign back in 2012, and we’ve set the bar high for success, all thanks to you.

World AIDS Day: AIDS Service Center NYC! - For a few years now, EdenFantasys has paired with ASC NYC to raise money for AIDS awareness. This year we continued the tradition and even got a few friends in on it as well. We hosted a Twitter-thon where our goal was to raise $1,000 by getting 1,000 tweets in support of World AIDS Day and ASC NYC and we were not only able to provide that, but more thanks to a partnership with WET and Evolved Novelties! In addition to the fund raising, we offered a chance for anybody to voice messages of support and help raise awareness with posts on the EdenFantasys site, to EdenCafe and Sexis, Facebook and Twitter, and we were able to put together a video collage to show our support of this very worthy cause.

EdenGivesBack: Holidays 2011 Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving this year certainly inspired our community to give back. On a similar note to last year's Adopt-a-family program, we encouraged people to adopt families for Thanksgiving. However, two of our community members, Kayla and Rarity, stepped up to help and did so much more than adopt a family; with the incredible help of the EdenCommunity, they were able to raise enough money to provide meals for 2 entire shelters! Just think of all of the people who these two, and each of you, were able to help!

EdenGivesBack: Holidays 2011 Christmas - This Christmas season proved to be one of incredible giving! We reached out for volunteers to adopt families for Christmas, and we found 6 volunteers! Stormy, aliceinthehole, Selective Sensualist, mmc67, dragondreamer, and Misfit Momma each stepped up to bring Christmas to families and children in need who wouldn't have had Christmas otherwise. The generosity of the members of this community will be helping so many people have a happier holiday, and raising spirits to create a truly magical Christmas.

We at EdenFantasys want to thank all of you for joining together to make our community, and yours, a better place. We are honored to know that there are so many people in our own community who believe in offering a helping hand to those in need. With your help and support, EdenGivesBack was able to raise over $8,500 for a number of great causes in 2011, and we are hoping to do even more in this coming year.

Thank you!

ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Being part of this awesome community is one of the best things in my life! So many great things have been accomplished by us sex crazed toy enthusiasts. I am so proud to be a EF'r!

Thanks to everyone who helped out! AWESOMESAUCE!!!
Holly Hox Holly Hox
Very cool. Great community here at EF!
Gary Gary
Congratulations on a job well done everyone!!!!
gone77 gone77
Can't believe it's been a year! We totally rock!
Kindred Kindred
This is one of my favorite things about EF. I get to donate points to worthy causes. Makes me so proud to be a member of this community!
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
It makes my heart swell to see how much we have done as a community this year.

I'm amazed every time we do something new but seeing it all there, added up, put together...

Damn, guys. We rock!
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
yay! this is so wonderful that EF does this. makes me even more proud to be an EFer.
Midway through Midway through
Yay EF! This is so exciting! I love this community and all the awesome things they do!
Jul!a Jul!a
BIG to everybody who made this possible!

Hallmar82 Hallmar82
Originally posted by Jul!a
BIG to everybody who made this possible!

Hey Sam,
We should set a goal for next year to out-raise this year's donations and have a running counter or updates.
Ansley Ansley
This has all been a very amazing experience and I'm so happy to have been a part of it. I would happily organize such endeavors in the future---I just can't believe how good it made me feel to help keep our troops entertained, but to also help feed the area's homeless on important days when no one should be alone.

Couldn't have done it without each and every one of you and I am so looking forward to this year!
Jul!a Jul!a
Originally posted by Hallmar82
Hey Sam,
We should set a goal for next year to out-raise this year's donations and have a running counter or updates.
I think that's a great goal!
mmike1900 mmike1900
mmc67 mmc67
What a wonderful thing. I love being part of this. TY EdenFantasys
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Ok so is our community amazing or what??
leelee leelee
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
I think this is awsum its so important to give back. I would like to be involved in any way I can help.
underHim underHim
Great stuff!
SaraU29 SaraU29
Congratulations everyone!
Kissy Kissy
This is wonderful - I had no idea!
AnotherPrettyFace AnotherPrettyFace
WTG Eden team! You all rock.
Alkalinecutie Alkalinecutie
Originally posted by Jul!a
Hello Everybody! This has been an amazing year for the EdenFantasys community, and we are so proud of you all for making EdenGivesBack such a success. Your efforts have not only reached those in need of help, but also those in need of love and ...
This is just sooo awesome!! It astounds me how us as everyday people can love and support our troops. People willing to give the shirts off our backs to help. And unconditional love and contributions we can give. But yet our government wont do anything for them. Go Eden for being soo unbelievably awesome!!!
All His All His
wat a community full of love for the people i need around us! Great job EF community. Heres looking forward to another year of helping where we can
roskat roskat
This is friggin' amazing!
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
Great to be a part of this! Looking forward to helping in 2012
Kenneth Fort Kenneth Fort
Originally posted by Jul!a
Hello Everybody! This has been an amazing year for the EdenFantasys community, and we are so proud of you all for making EdenGivesBack such a success. Your efforts have not only reached those in need of help, but also those in need of love and ...
Ooh. like reading magazines. I saw the word, and was wondering whether it meant bullet magazines, lol.
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