Tip of the Hats has partnered with ScrapTF to provide a way for your Team Fortress 2 item donations to be converted to their cash equivalents and donated to Camp One Step. If you'd like to donate cash directly, we will open cash donations one week before the event, so hold tight!
Donors who give at least $10 worth of items will be rewarded with an in-game medal. Donate more to reach higher tiers and unlock an even fancier medal!
Donations made on our cash donation tracker also count towards a medal. We will add your ScrapTF item donation total to your cash donation total before determining which medal to award.
Note: You will only receive one medal, based on your total ScrapTF and monetary donation amount. Medals will be awarded a few weeks after the event has concluded.
Items donated to Tip of the Hats through the ScrapTF Fundraiser System are converted to cash through the following procedure:
As soon as the transaction is complete, ScrapTF stores the cash value of your donation at the time it was made. This stored value does not change, even if the economy changes and the value of future donations we accept fluctuates. ScrapTF then transfers the items to a TotH-specific Marketplace.tf account, and sells the items for cash at the price stated when the donation was made. In the event that the item is sold for a higher price than initially listed, the full sale value will be still donated.
Neither ScrapTF nor Tip of the Hats takes any portion of the donations. However, a 2% fee is taken from each item's sale value to cover the fee from the payment processors that ScrapTF uses. This fee is actually slightly higher than 2%, but ScrapTF takes that small hit to maximize the amount of money going to the charity. As an example, if a key sells for $2.00, the fee will be $0.04, and the final donated value will be $1.96.
The items will take time to sell. ScrapTF will periodically initiate a payout for the TotH marketplace.tf account that goes directly to the Camp One Step (Children's Oncology Services, Inc.) PayPal account. No Tip of the Hats staff will ever touch any of the money involved.
This year, we've greatly expanded the list of items you can donate -- such that listing them here would be impractical. Click "Donate Items" above to see what you've got that's eligible for donation!