Steps Challenge

Congratulations to We Are The Fantastic Five for topping the Steps Challenge leaderboard!

After 4 weeks of hardcore stepping, Topson has taken over 33,000,000 steps toward an active and healthier life! Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in this challenge and let’s keep the energy going to step it up for one more day!

Coachella Music and Arts Festival

Rock stars like Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar may have dominated the stage, but Topson’s styles dominated Coachella. It's no secret that the Coachella Music and Arts Festival is largely known for its attendees outfits, both good and bad, and last weekend Topson got a chance to check it out for ourselves.

Who needs celebrity sightings when you have Elwood and Love, Fire sightings!

OUE SkySpace LA

Last Friday night, Topson took the streets of LA - or more accurately, the skies of LA – to enjoy SkySpace’s jaw-dropping 360° view of the City of Angels. After enjoying the interactive museum, outdoor glass slide, and taking some “double-tap worthy” Instagram photos, Topson continued the party at Takami restaurant for some appetizers and a light cocktail hour.

A big thank-you to our partners for making such a fantastic and memorable night possible!

Olive Crest Easter Basket Drive

For over a month, Topson has been conducting an Easter basket drive in partnership with Olive Crest, a shelter for at-risk, abused, and neglected children. After several weeks of collection and advocacy, Topson concluded the Easter basket drive on Monday, April 3rd.

With such a wonderful turn out this year, Topson wants to thank everyone who helped make this Easter season a little more special for the children at Olive Crest!

CicLAvia 20: Culver Meets Venice

Topson joined thousands of bicyclists, skaters, and pedestrians and took to the streets of Los Angeles and Culver City on Sunday, March 26th.  The weather was cool and sunny, the crowds were huge, and there were of course all kinds of  running, walking, skating, and bicycling.

Thanks to all who participated in this global open streets movement!

Young Professionals Sleep Out

Topson slept out on the grounds of LA on Friday, March 24th, to raise awareness and funds for our country's homeless youth population. This event also took place in Anchorage, Atlanta, NYC, Newark, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, and Philadelphia. During our sleep out, we met a very positive and inspirational young man who told us about the heartbreaking struggles of homelessness, and how his life has changed, for the better, through the help and housing provided by Covenant House. We, at Topson, are incredibly proud to hold a partnership with such a dedicated organization.

As of today, Topson has raised $2,035 for Covenant House!

Thank you to everyone who donated!

Olive Crest-Adopt a Family

This Holiday Season Topson Downs worked with Olive Crest and sponsored 29 families! We provided each family with toys, new furnishings and appliances, gift cards, entertainment tickets, food baskets, hygiene supplies, clothing, and more. The partner, along with other Topson employees talked about their amazing, emotional experiences and encouraged anyone who has never done something like this to try it. Thanks again to all who volunteered and made a difference!

Special thanks to Diane Rivas and Katherine Soto, for coordinating!

2016 Louisiana Floods

In August 2016 prolonged rainfall in southern parts of Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of homes and businesses.  The flood has been called the worst US natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. As of now, 13 deaths have been reported as a result of the flooding. In response to this disaster, Topson Downs has donated $10,000 to the Red Cross relief efforts to help those in need during this difficult time.

Annual Company Softball Game

Every year "El Presidente" and "El Secretario" battle it out on the baseball diamond. Despite the sun blinding the batters, everyone had such a great time! Team Presidente won fair and square - we had an official umpire calling the plays this year! We also had some delicious tacos for dinner. Topson would like to thank those who participated in the game and also those who came out to cheer for us! 

Dodger Day

Topson Downs treated employees to its first ever Dodger Day! It was a perfect Friday in Los Angeles evening when team members from each of our locations got together to enjoy food, drinks, camaraderie, and baseball! One of our team members even caught a home run ball! Everybody had so much fun and we cannot wait for the next one! 

Orlando Tragedy

On June 12, 2016 in Orlando, FL a gunman killed 49 people and wounded another 53 people. It was both the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history. One of the victims was a friend of one of our own employees. In response to this tragedy, Topson Downs has donated $10,000 to those affected by this brutal attack. This is amazing! If any of you would like to donate, you can do so here

Our first Paint Nite

We recently hosted our first paint night and it was so much fun! We provided the canvas, paint, wine, and appetizers. The TGIM Committee were the hosts and servers for the evening. Special shoutout to Pam for providing and preparing all of the food! Employees followed along a talented painter, our very own Clarissa, and painted a beautiful moonlight champagne toast scene. Check out the photos below! 

Classic Car Show

Every year Culver City holds a classic car show in which they shut down several blocks to showcase classic cars, food, drinks, and music. Last year, for the first time, Topson held its own car show in our parking lot across the street from HQ and this year we did it again! We had around 50 employees plus family and friends (and some of our dogs!) come out to spend the afternoon with us. We barbecued, saw some great classic cars from our own peers, and we enjoyed some awesome rockabilly music from local band The Misbehavers. We even had a bounce house for all the youngsters! Everyone had such a wonderful time and we can't wait for the next one! 

LAUNDRY LOVE

Covenant House recently had some challenges with their laundry equipment at the shelter and needed to take a trip to the laundromat to do some major spring cleaning! When we got word of this, we pitched in! The Tinseltown team rallied together and bought laundry baskets, detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, and even some towels and underwear for the youth at Covenant House! Great job, Tinsel! Topson as a company also donated $350 in Target gift cards to help with their future laundry needs!

FLINT, MI WATER CRISIS

If you have not heard of the Flint Water Crisis, it’s a serious problem affecting the people of Flint, Michigan. Their source of water is contaminated by high levels of lead from rusting pipes. Between 6,000 – 12,000 children have been affected by high levels of lead and may experience a range of serious health problems. What these people need is water for drinking, cooking, and bathing.

Topson recently donated 200 cases of bottled water (24 bottles per case) through Douglas Water Conditioning and the cases were delivered to a local firehouse in Flint where residents were able to pick up a case of water.

We received the attached letter thanking us for our support in their time of need. A special shoutout goes to Jodi Swansey for bringing the awareness to Topson and for organizing the donation!

COVENANT HOUSE SLEEP OUT

13 of us slept out on the ground in LA on Friday to raise awareness and raise funds for homeless youth. This event also took place in Anchorage, Atlanta, NYC, Newark, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, and Philadelphia. We met a very positive and inspirational young man who told us his sad story of going from home to home in the foster care system and getting high off meth with his mom because that’s the only way he knew how to bond with her. He was homeless for some time and is now living at the shelter. Oh, and he suffers from schizophrenia. This boy has had a rough life, but when we asked him how he remains so positive, he answered, “There are people out there who have it a lot worse than me.” He is so right. We have to count our blessings. I am happy to say that as of today Topson has raised $16,355 for Covenant House! Thank you to everyone who donated!

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EASTER BASKET DRIVE

Topson Downs is participating in the Olive Crest Easter Basket Drive! Baskets are due March 21, 2016

Make a difference in a child/teens life. Our goal is to help provide an Easter basket for every Olive Crest child. Bring a pre-filled basket or put together in a group for Olive Crest youth ages birth - 18 years old.
Items could include: bubbles, small toys, jump ropes, movie passes, fast food/clothing gift cards, baby items, easter candy and stuffed animals.