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Posted by Tankd | 11-23-2015 @ 09:25 PM | 11,708 Views
It's been a bit since the first Toys for Tots campaign and thought it would be nice to show the event again to the 'world'. This year will be my 4th year hosting. The 'Flight of Dreams' was named for the event couple of years ago and the organization of charity has changed a bit. I still give to the Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots, and have added the Rainbow Room of Wood County. If you have never heard of the Rainbow Room, here is a short version of what they do.

The Rainbow Room, a resource center for Child Protective Service caseworkers. Children who are abused and/or neglected usually come into care with little or no personal belongings. The Rainbow Room is stocked with all new items for children ranging in age from newborns to teenagers, such as clothing, shoes, baby formula, diapers, and personal hygiene items in order to help provide immediate needs of the children receiving services from CPS.

The proceeds are split between the two organizations.
The T.U.F.F. club has been the main pilot supporter of the event, but everyone is welcome to attend, chat, fly, drive what ever you have for remote control for a landing fee of an unopened toy or monetary donation. The public is invited to come by and see what we do, again for the same admission.
I'll be posting up some pictures as I did on the first year after the event. Hopefully the weather will give us a break from the rain.
Never in the wildest dream I would think this would go this long, but I enjoy to be able to 'give back' to the community I grew up in.

Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon.


Posted by Tankd | 12-02-2012 @ 04:18 PM | 13,482 Views
December 1, 2012 the Texas Unlimited Fun Flyers put on a benefit for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Campaign. The toys and monies collected will be distributed in the local community. The local response was excellent. Mineola has approx 5k population, with the folks attending and pilots, contributed over $800 dollars and a HUGE box of toys for the campaign.
The pilots endured a stiff breeze all day. Far as I know, there were no mishaps, thank goodness. Pilots like these make the events a success, and I personally thank you.

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