2021 Suicide Prevention Toy Raffle

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  1. TiredChildren

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    Thank you so much @blakewest and @Mr. Humphreys for bumping this! I've emerged from my cave, reinstated the old board header, fixed the Instagram embeds (sorry that they've been broken for so long), and now I'm here to pimp my campaign!!

    Last year we raised a STAGGERING $8,597 for suicide prevention, and my hope is that we can come anywhere close to that this year!

    If you can't donate to the fundraiser, there's other ways to help! Toy donations (preferably sofubi) are always welcome, and sharing the posts from my Instagram are a huge help too!

    Thank you everyone for always making this campaign AMAZING!!
     
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    Going to try and pull a piece or 2 from the collection to donate to the fundraiser! Thanks for getting the community involved every year, James!
     
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    Just a heads up in case you didn't see it on social media - We have a one-day matching grant going on right now that doubles all donations! It's a perfect time to donate and double the impact of the help that your donations provide to people struggling!!

    I thought I'd share this too–These are just a few of the real people who have been helped with the funds that come in through this fundraiser. We strive to sponsor over 3,500 counseling sessions every year, and many, many people like these have been helped largely due to the donations that you all provide.

     
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    @TiredChildren James, I tried to make a donation three times tonight. Entered all info and hit submit. Got the processing spinning wheel, but it just keeps processing until it times out. Using Chrome on an Android phone. My personal computer is down. Help please?
     
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    Dang I'm not sure why that was happening Grace, donations seem to be going through fine this morning. It looks like they didn't go through last night, so you don't need to worry about being charged multiple times for the donation. I'll PM you.
     
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    Just donated a tiny bit of funds, lagging on my toy donation. I'll get toys together and out the door this friday.
     
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    Donation went through, hoping for a matching fund to be added to the cause! Will be adding toys!
    C' mon people, please dig through your pockets, even a small donation makes a difference! Buy James a virtual cup of coffee and a bagel for keeping us up and running, so we can geek out on toys, by donating your pocket change to an important cause! :dam::)
     
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    Ok, I took a look at the toy box, and I'm upping the game this year.

    Ever wanted an original Anraku resin on your special shelf?
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    Yup, an oldie but goodie, very hard to find. He does not stand on his own, needs museum putty or something to lean on. Slight paint rub off on bottom of his tie, but he came that way. Comes with briefcase. Does NOT come with reindeer teeth, collected at the Artic tundra, 20 years ago.

    ONE BIG CATCH!
    The fund raiser has to hit or exceed $10K, or this cutie pie is not leaving the office! :dam:

    It's for a great cause, and there is currently a match on donations. Last year, $8.5K was raised, so this should be a doable goal! So if you want a chance to have an OG Anraku, help us get there please :razz:

    https://give.twloha.com/fundraiser/3379243

    p.s. more toys to come (without restrictions ;))
     
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    Um... HOLY. CRAP.
     
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    Ok gals and guys, it's official :razz:

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    Let's set a new fund raising record this year! Last year, a little over $8600 was raised. If we manage an additional $1400 over the previous year, to get to $10K, then this original Anraku Pandaxaxaricho will be added to the prize pool :dam:. If you can't make a donation at this time, please spread the word to support to a worthy cause and James's work. Let's get this cutie pie adopted! :)


    p.s. If that isn't enough to entice you, this US Toys set is added to the toy prize pool without any restrictions! Mint, comes with it's original plastic container and paper insert...

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    A stunning trio! Please give what you can, all funds go to help people who really need help .

    https://give.twloha.com/fundraiser/3379243

    p.s. as my Toy Angel says, "toy people are good people"! Let's make it happen! :razz:
     
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    That is absolutely incredible, Grace. You are a superstore for your continued support of this amazing cause, and very much a toy angel in my books. I really hope this year will beat even the excellent success we've shown in the past for TWLOHA. C'mon Skullbrain community, let's make this happen!
     
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    Just a quick note because several people have asked - PayPal donations are definitely okay too! You can pay at https://paypal.me/TWLOHA, and leave a note that says "Toy Raffle" (or PM me and let me know what email address you paid with), and we'll get it added to the fundraiser and get you added to the raffle. :thumbsup:
     
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    Wanted to drop a couple donations that I'm excited about. Also we have a matching grant going on right now, so now's the perfect time to donate to try to push the fundraiser up to $10k and unlock that mind-blowing AA resin!!







     
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    Totally amazing stuff, James. Maybe as an extra incentive shoutout, could you let everyone know how long the matching grant donation window is for?

    Let's keep at this Skullbrain! Some amazing toys up for raffle of course, but really this is about getting attention and needed support for a great cause. Something I think especially the past year has probably brought to the realisation of what is really important in life.
     
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    Woo Hoo! Fund raising is now at $8431! Getting close to $10K, and there's currently a matching donor. Please give if you can, your donation will be doubled! Go toy people! :)
     
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    More funds incoming, James! :) We've got to get there - or make every effort. This is a great time everyone, let's all take advantage of the matching grant.
     
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    I might go out on a limb and say this is the best prize pool ever! New amazing donations keep getting added every day. Thanks James for the initiative as always! Let's all pull together and hit that stretch goal.
     
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    So awesome to see everyone rallying behind this!! We’re only $1,200 away from that Anraku Ansaku stretch goal!
     
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    Is there still a matching grant active?
    (I apologize for the lateness, there have been some financial issues I’ve been having to deal with.)
     
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    Matching or no matching, get your donations in! We're so close to 10K! That OG Anraku resin could be YOURS! :D
     
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    Oh I am definitely donating no matter what, I was just hoping I could donate during a matching grant period before it’s over.

    EDIT: Managed to scrape my yearly donation together! If you haven’t donated yet, do eeeeeet!!!
     
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    Thank you so much!!!

    The matching grant is finished, but we’re only $850 away from the Anraku Ansaku being added now!!!
     
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    Bump, almost at $10,000!!! Get your donations in there!
     
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    We're only $640 away from unlocking Grace's UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING Anraku Ansaku donation, and there's only 4 days left!

     

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