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!
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!
Pop Physique is a work out studio that teaches a unique work out plan. It is ballet and yoga made all in to one. You will learn to use muscles you never knew you had! Topson Downs members enjoyed working out with Pop Physique on April 21, 2016.
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!
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!
It's not to late to donate if you haven't already!
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.
Some members of Topson attended an auction/dinner on Sunday to raise money for the Special Olympics!
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
Happy Holidays from the Rachel Roy team!
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.
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!
Team Topson just completed our back to school backpack drive. We filled over 90 backpacks with school supplies for underprivileged children around LA County from Kindergarten through High School! We also wrote notes of encouragement to the kids :)
Some photos from our annual company softball game last Friday! John’s team won for the third year in a row!
CicLAvia is an event held in Los Angeles where streets are closed to motor vehicles and open for the public to walk, bike, and skate through the open streets. Each CicLavia event is planned by the nonprofit organisation CicLAvia in partnership with the City of Los Angeles. The event takes place on a given Sunday and is open for a predetermined set of hours. This started out as a once-a-year occurrence but later expanded to 3 times a year. In fact, plans to have CicLAvia once a month are in the works. While primarily intended for cyclists, many people can be seen skateboarding, running, or walking down the path. Each street that is closed off is guarded by traffic officers who direct the cars to alternative routes through Los Angeles. On some streets the traffic lights are still in service, which means the bikers and pedestrians must abide by the traffic laws. LAPD Traffic Divisions and LADOT Parking Enforcement Traffic Officers are guarding each intersection to allow ultimate safety of the community during this event. CicLAvia brings together densely populated and diverse neighbourhoods through a bike route. The event now attracts over 100,000 participants and expands to connect even more neighbourhoods.
Topson recently donated $25,000 to the Red Cross for relief efforts in the deadly Nepal earthquake that happed in April. One of the Red Cross reps, Patti Hartman, stopped by today to present a plaque commemorating our donation.
Topson LA team visiting our CDR office and valuable vendor partners!
A few pictures from our second blood drive of the year. We try to host 3-4 drives per year. Each donation can save up to 3 lives! Just another way Topson tries to give back. J
Pride: The state or feeling of being proud.
Today we expressed our pride through team spirit! For our Topson Dress Up day, we decided to wear red in honor of Target and in celebration of our excellence award.