TOMS Campaign to End Gun Violence

Saturday February 23, 2019 by EmilyRose

Three months ago, my team at TOMS embarked on a journey to help reduce gun violence. We’ve committed $5 million dollars to organizations that support the communities affected by gun violence, and used our website as a tool for the public to urge their Representatives to pass universal background checks, something 90% of Americans agree on. 


Help enhance our foothills & deserts via an ExtremeTerrain grant

Sunday November 25, 2018 by Carolyn

Does your organization help to improve trails in the Southern California foothills or deserts? Does it help to clear chaparral or cleanup after fires? Does it help to restore or expand our natural parklands?

If so, it may qualify for the ExtremeTerrain Clear Trail Grant program. 

ExtremeTerrain, a company that sells Jeep parts, established the program in 2015 to demonstrate its respect for "the integrity of the landscape we live, drive and play on" and its intention to "leave the trails we enjoy better than we found them."

Operation Walk Gives Gift of Mobility to West Hollywood Nonprofit CEO

Thursday May 3, 2018 by Carolyn

Lisa Gaeta, is the founder and chief executive officer of IMPACT Personal Safety-SoCal, a nonprofit whose classes offer assertiveness and awareness skills, boundary-setting, verbal strategies, and full-force physical assailant defense to people of all ages.

But Lisa was considering early retirement from a job—really a cause—about which she is passionate--due to excruciating pain, compromised mobiliy, and the fact that she had no medical insurance to pay for the necessary surgery.

Children in Boyle Heights at risk due to lead in soil: Environmental Injustice

Monday April 30, 2018 by Carolyn

Can you imagine forbidding your children to play in their yard due to poisons in the soil that could damage their brains? Or knowing that if you do allow the kids to play outside, they would likely suffer from learning disabilities or lower IQ? Of course not.

Yet, that is the life that the residents of 7,500 properties in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles.