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Press Release
Dec. 1, 2005

Internet Celebrities and NFL Super Star Quarterback Band Together
to Help Kids at Christmas


Rick Beneteau of, jl scott ph.d., founder of the International Council of Online Professionals ( and Anne Marie Baugh of announce The Fifth Annual Internet Toy Drive in support of the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

The Internet Toy Drive project, started five years ago and located at, was a dream of Beneteau, 51, a business author, affiliate program owner and recognized Internet marketing expert. Internet Celebrities such as Yanik Silver, Michel Fortin, Charlie Page, Frank Garon and Mike Litman have lined up to support the ITD, which "plugs" directly into the Toys for Tots secure servers for easy and safe donating by credit card and online checks.

The Internet Toy Drive is an official corporate sponsor of The Toys for Tots Program.

NFL Super Bowl Champion quarterback, Drew Bledsoe, now with the Dallas Cowboys, and founder of, immediately jumped on the bandwagon to support the drive by personally endorsing and sponsoring the drive on the corporate level".

Major William (Bill) J. Grein, Vice President of Toys for Tots, is quoted on the ITD website as saying, "I know I speak for thousands of Marines and millions of our nation's neediest children when I say thank you to all those who choose to contribute to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation through the"

He added, "Cash contributions help us to purchase gifts that we need at the times and places that we need them. We expect there will be a greater need for our services since the economy is not strong."

Plans to ensure the success of the second year fundraising effort include requesting a pledge of promotional support from many Internet celebrities, small business and corporate websites, Internet newsletters, home based e-businesses and search engines.

Beneteau, in his welcome message on the site says: "The Internet Toy Drive has been a dream of mine from almost the Second time I logged onto the Internet. Having been involved in both local and national charities for most of my business life, I've witnessed firsthand the tears of utter joy that followed selfless action on the part of those who truly cared. And, although there's a part of me that believes what works of human service we do should remain a private matter, there's the realist that says when we can bring much-needed and valuable exposure to a cause we believe in, we can do much more good than by simply keeping silent."

jl scott, ph.d., who was added as a co-founder in 2002, has written an article called "What's In It for You?" on the subject of giving that visitors can read on the site. Also new for this year is the addition of gifts for donors of $100.00 or more.

jl adds, "the incentives are really starting to work, as donors receive many popular and beneficial products that were designed to help build the human spirit".

She continued, "The success of first four Internet Toy Drives was proof to me that people can come together on the Internet to help those less fortunate than themselves. Most of our partners are sending emails to their lists that could make them money, but instead are encouraging people to help put a smile on the face of a needy child this Christmas."

To find out how you can assist The Fifth Annual Internet Toy Drive to Help Kids this Christmas, visit or email:

Contact Info:

Rick Beneteau
168F Dunsdon St.
Brantford, Ontario
N3R 6T3