Toys for Tots Black Friday Bonanza

$250 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 26 months
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Teddy Boy Gliessman  BLOOMINGTON, IN
We are artists and founders of a growing Bloomington, Indiana-based art collective known as Thylacine Dream.

We're raising money to buy toys on Black Friday to donate to Toys for Tots , a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents can't afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

To be clear, we are NOT donating the money to Toys for Tots ; 100% of all donations will be spent by two manchildren on toys for Toys for Tots to ensure that the money is spent on toys. Toys for tots!

We will be filming both the shopping spree and the donation of the toys for part two of a two-part video to be uploaded to YouTube on Christmas Eve wherein we will also show all receipts for purchases to prove the money donated went to toys. Part One of the video will be uploaded on Thanksgiving Day when our fundraising campaign ends.

WE NEED THE MONEY BY THANKSGIVING so it can be spent on Black Friday (which tends to start on Thanksgiving). Black Friday deals = more toys for more tots!

Kids shouldn't have to suffer for their parents' financial woes – especially on Christmas. Kids should have toys to play with. Period. With your help they can benefit from the chaotic consumerism of Black Friday! With any luck in the years to come Toys For Tots Black Friday Bonanzas like this will be prominent far and wide.

Generosity is the key.
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Update 8
Posted by Ted Gliessman
25 months ago
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Flashback....Sunday? To when all these toys were still together. This is what $250 worth of Black Friday-discounted toys looks like in 2016 USD! Merry Christmas to all and to all a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated!
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Update 7
Posted by Ted Gliessman
26 months ago
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Toys: Bought!
$249.42 spent!
(of the $227.28 after GoFundMe took their cut)
+ $4.82 I spent on some toys I got last week on not Black Friday...

THANK YOU, everyone who donated! I'll get pictures of the haul up ASAP
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Update 6
Posted by Ted Gliessman
26 months ago
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Fundraiser over! Here's Part I of the video!
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Update 5
Posted by Ted Gliessman
26 months ago
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Tomorrow is the big day! Part I of the video goes up at noon and Black Friday starts at 6PM. We raised exactly 1/4th of our goal and Santa is very upset. BUT I personally forecasted we wouldn't raise more than $100... and we did!

But even though the fundraiser ends tomorrow you can still help! If you're participating in consumerism tomorrow you should save your product boxes and give them to us! We need them for props in Part II of the video coming Christmas Eve!

Happy Holidays!
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$250 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 26 months
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GH
$15
Gabe H.
26 months ago
SW
$5
steph weatherall
26 months ago
NT
$55
Noise For Toys
26 months ago

Here's the money we raised at the Noise for Toys event last night!

ST
$20
Sharon Tate
26 months ago
CV
$50
Carrie VanNieuwenhze
26 months ago
JM
$25
JoAnn McPherson
26 months ago
VG
$25
Valerie Gliessman
26 months ago
$25
Nicholas Van Gucht
26 months ago
SF
$10
Stephanie Figueroa
26 months ago
TL
$20
Turtle Larsen
26 months ago
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