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. 

FLINT, MICHIGAN

Topson Downs understands the water crisis that Flint, Michigan is experiencing.  We are donating the people of Flint, Michigan 200 cases of water to assist with their daily needs of the usage of fresh water. 

We have purchased our water bottles from a water filtration company called Douglas Water Conditioning.  They have been filtering water in Michigan since 1968.  

The 200 cases of water have been delivered to the local Fire House in Flint, Michigan where the bottles will distributed to the thousands of people who need fresh water.

TOPSON DOWNS IS PURCHASING WATER FROM:

Douglas Water Conditioning
1000 N. Leroy
Fenton, MI 48430
200 CASES

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, several Topson Employees volunteered at Covenant House.

Thanks to all who donated their time to help the homeless youth and community! Topson Downs also donated $10,000 to the institution which provides shelter, food, health services, and educational classes to youth who have been left homeless due to aging out of the foster care system, for being gay or lesbian, or for trying to escape drug- and alcohol-addicted parents.

RAINBOW DRESS UP DAY

We had another successful dress up day here at Topson with participants from Headquarters, The Warehouse, Elwood, and our Motor location.  We had so much fun getting creative with our Rainbow themed dress up day!

HAWAIIAN DRESS UP DAY

Today was another one of our monthly dress up days and today’s theme was Hawaiian! A few groups and individuals at HQ got in front of the company and showed us their best hula dances! We were all feeling the spirit of the islands today in each of our buildings. J Aloha!