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khs0222 11-18-2011 05:41 AM

Toys for Tots $10 Donation for $5 - Livingsocial Deal
What better donation for a deal-hunter than than one that is half price? I know we are all here looking for deals to stretch our budgets, but I thought this deal was a nice one for the holidays to remember that not everyone is as fortunate as we are.

Today at livingsocial, purchase a $10 donation to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation for only $5.

rachaeliam 11-18-2011 06:15 AM

Nice! Done.

jorapollo 11-19-2011 05:21 AM

$233,320 raised on this deal so far. Let's get it up to $1M !!! 5 will get them 10, folks. Very worthy cause. Also, please visit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (specialops(dot)org) and the Wounded Warrior Project (dot org).

crystal181 11-19-2011 06:05 AM

Thanks, Great cause.

khs0222 11-19-2011 06:30 AM

Thanks to all who have donated because of this thread. Let's keep it going and use the "SD Effect" for something positive!

Molitor194 11-19-2011 06:59 AM

Thank you! Awesome deal :)

mrabuiv 11-19-2011 07:32 AM

ahhhh so what do they do with that money???? My guess is pay retail for toys. or pay the organizers exorbanent salerys SDers gaff at 50% off why not buys toys at 70%+ off and donate those????

JWI3 11-19-2011 07:32 AM

C'mon folks-this is a no brainer! GET THIS DEAL!!!!

soccerdude21490 11-19-2011 07:42 AM

I have some credit from the Anderson Cooper promotion, but how do I use it? It says I have $20, but when I go to purchase this deal it's still asking me to put in credit card information.

ChoosenOne 11-19-2011 07:54 AM

A deal I couldn't say no to!

JaySanders 11-19-2011 11:56 AM

Does anybody know if this is tax deductible?

khs0222 11-19-2011 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by JaySanders (Post 44883060)
Does anybody know if this is tax deductible?

Good question. I would imagine it is, as long as you print your receipt and include it with your tax paperwork. This is, after all, a well-known charitable organization.

matthew317 11-19-2011 01:48 PM

I'm in. No brainer

jeepinguy 11-19-2011 01:56 PM

Toys for Tots

Ive been involved with the toys for tots program every year for the last 14 years.
Having seen with my own two eyes the kind of scams that are pulled off on a daily basis, i can tell you that this is NOT the organization that it started out to be many, many years ago.
Without going into specifics, and to confirm what user Mrabuiv said, i know for a fact, that any and all donations made are used to go into major toy retailers before normal working hours and fill any boy/girl/age bracket deficiencies. I have personally done it about 7 years in a row.
If you want to do something nice for the Marine Corps donate to the USO
If you really want to make a difference in a little boy or girls life, become a big brother or a big sister.
And as a side note, PLEASE DO NOT DONATE BICYCLES! Since we can not give one to everyone, we are forced to give them to the local goodwill. We gave them out one year, and we had a fight in the parking lot amongst the parents.

Doatslo 11-20-2011 08:43 AM

$10 for $5 donation Marine toys for tots living social

Soon, most of us will gather with our loved ones and give thanks for family and football over a serious turkey dinner. Today, we're offering an opportunity to express our gratitude for all we have by helping those who have less. Donate $5 to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and Toys"R"Us, Hasbro, and other corporate partners will donate $5 worth of toys for a $10 total contribution up to $1 million. Operated by the US Marine Corps Reserve, Toys for Tots delivers hope to underprivileged children by providing them with toys during the holiday season. Your donation will help Toys for Tots carry out its mission to bring joy to millions of children and families who are struggling through these difficult economic times -- both in your neighborhood and across the nation. That warm glow you're about to experience? It's not the tryptophan from the turkey; it's just the feeling of getting into the true holiday spirit.

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