Tip of the Hats 2016

A charity broadcast benefitting One Step Camp for kids with cancer

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So far, ScrapTF Item Donations have raised $39,424.95 towards One Step Camp!

What's this?

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 One Step Camp. If you'd like to donate cash directly, we will open cash donations one week before the event, so hold tight!

What do I get?

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. Medals will be awarded a few weeks after the event has concluded.

Amount Name Medal
$10 Jaunty Camper Jaunty Camper
$30 Jaunty Benefactor Jaunty Benefactor
$100 Jaunty Trailblazer Jaunty Trailblazer

How does this work?

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 One Step Camp (Children's Oncology Services, Inc.) PayPal account. No Tip of the Hats staff will ever touch any of the money involved.

Why this instead of raffles?

We've been awed by the continued generosity of our community. For three years running you have donated your most precious items, entrusting us to make big raffles worthy of them and raise as much money as possible for One Step Camp. However, after the conclusion of 2015's event, we learned that the way in which we were doing raffles was not okay, and was in fact illegal. Upon learning this, we immediately halted all plans to do any sort of donation-based raffles.

The last thing we want to do is get our donors, the charity, or ourselves in trouble. We are continually exploring safe, legal means to have something similar to raffles or sweepstakes in future events, but for now we're playing it safe.

What items can I donate?

Our fundraiser only accepts items that can be quickly sold for a predictable cash value. These items are listed below.

Icon Item Donation Value
Icon Unusual Hats Variable
Icon Crate Key $1.96
Icon Earbuds $3.90
Icon Max's Severed Head $47.00
Icon Bill's Hat $4.00
Icon Tour of Duty Ticket $0.85
Icon H.O.U.W.A.R $165.00
Icon Golden Frying Pan $2,200.00
Icon Australium Axtinguisher $16.00
Icon Australium Wrench $40.00
Icon Australium Stickybomb Launcher $30.00
Icon Australium Eyelander $60.00
Icon Australium Tomislav $20.00
Icon Australium Force-a-Nature $22.00
Icon Australium Blutsauger $18.00
Icon Australium Rocket Launcher $99.00
Icon Australium Sniper Rifle $60.00
Icon Australium Scattergun $65.00
Icon Australium Knife $45.00
Icon Australium Medi Gun $50.00
Icon Australium Black Box $34.00
Icon Australium Flame Thrower $34.00
Icon Australium Minigun $38.00
Icon Australium Grenade Launcher $34.00
Icon Australium Ambassador $32.00
Icon Australium Frontier Justice $21.00
Icon Australium SMG $16.00

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