Farm Toys for Tots

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Raised by 207 people in 35 months
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Mission: Farm-Filled Christmas Joy
100% of the proceeds of this very merry crowd-fund will be used to purchase toy livestock haulers and  other farm-themed toys, and then we'll mobilize our network of farmers and ranchers around the country to distribute the toys to Toys for Tots drop-off locations from sea to shining sea. 

Background
Farmers and ranchers make up less than 2% of the U.S. population, which means agricultural literacy is more important than ever. As the 2015 Holiday season approaches that literacy is at stake again as vegans petition Wal-Mart  to stop selling what they call a "slaughterhouse" truck. 

Although news outlets have called the ERTL Big Farm Livestock Hauler a "new toy," farm families across the country know better. The toy, in one incarnation or another, has been a staple in the collections of boys and girls for generations.

Rather than engage in negativity this holiday season we decided to spread cheer. For Christmas we'd like to help get Big Farm Livestock Hauler toy trucks and other ag-themed gifts into the arms of even more kids. By contributing to this crowd-fund you can help.

Farm Toys for Tots Social Media 
We'll be thanking donors, spreading Holiday Cheer and keeping followers up-to-date on the campaign happenings on Facebook so be sure to join us there. 

Facebook: Farm Toys for Tots

Farm Toys for Tots Team
If you want to know more about the people behind the campaign you can find us on our own blogs and social media accounts.

Ryan Goodman
- Blog:  Agriculture Proud 
- Twitter: @AgProudRyan
- Instagram: AgProudRyan 
- Facebook: I am Agriculture Proud

Carrie Mess 
- Blog: Dairy Carrie 
- Twitter: @DairyCarrie
- Instagram: DairyCarrie 
- Facebook: Dairy Carrie 

Katie Pinke
- Blog: Pinke Post
- Twitter: @KatPinke 
- Instagram: Kat Pinke 
- Facebook: The Pinke Post
  
Diana Prichard
- Blog: Righteous Bacon
- Twitter: @Diana_Prichard
- Instagram: DianaPrichard 
- Facebook: Diana Prichard 

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Our year-end recap is now available over on my blog. I posted it there because it's kind of long, but it provides you will all the nitty gritty details of how this thing started, how we made it happen, what happened throughout the process, and what are plans are for next year.

Thank you all again for your support! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas, too!

http://www.righteousbacon.com/the-message-that-turned-into-a-movement/
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Okay, everybody here's our home stretch update:

At more than 40% *over* our initial goal of $5,000, we've closed donations for this year and have begun the process of organizing distribution.

I requested withdrawal of the funds from Go Fund Me today (12/1/2015) and they give an estimate of 4-7 days for that transfer to take place. We'll use these next few days to get in touch with our volunteer farm elves and let them know how we plan to proceed in their area. So if that's you, keep an eye on your inbox this week and early next.

As soon as the funds are moved over to where we can use them we will place orders across the country. Volunteers will pick them up and document the drop-offs to their Local Toys for Tots for us with pictures. Which we will share on the Farm Toys for Tots Facebook page.

As always we cannot express our gratitude for your support in words; there just aren't enough of them. Stay tuned, and thank you so much for your help!
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Elaine Scherer
35 months ago

First I like to think of this as JOY for kids. Why do we in this day and time see negativity in children and this farm toy? We had these toys 20 years ago and never saw it in a bad way. We would just play and haul our animals. Why does our society keep so negative and see negativity in simple toys? I just think if we all stayed positive and cared for each other..the world be such a better place. Sad that one toy became evil in the eyes of many...with all the corruption in the world I would think we focus on other serious issues..not a toy.

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Tina Hines
35 months ago

You guys are awesome! Love this!

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35 months ago
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Elaine Scherer
35 months ago

First I like to think of this as JOY for kids. Why do we in this day and time see negativity in children and this farm toy? We had these toys 20 years ago and never saw it in a bad way. We would just play and haul our animals. Why does our society keep so negative and see negativity in simple toys? I just think if we all stayed positive and cared for each other..the world be such a better place. Sad that one toy became evil in the eyes of many...with all the corruption in the world I would think we focus on other serious issues..not a toy.

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