I’ve been really excited to try the food at Nolita (which means North of Little Italy, a neighborhood in a borough in Manhattan, New York City) ever since I heard that they were serving up authentic style new yorker pizza. So this was such a treat. Two of my favorite things (pizza and Tom’s) penciled into the same time and date.
It was a small gathering of I would say likeminded individuals who like giving back in their own different ways. I had fun, it was a very laid-back, personal, refreshing and inspiring meetup that didn’t dictate what clothes to wear and overall just had a really great ambience and vibe. Not to mention the awesome pizza, which I may have had one too many pizza slices of. Scroll down to see the pictures.
After everyone had their servings of pizza, buffalo wings, and conversation our attention diverted to the end of the table that had a video playing. And despite the story and vision of Tom’s shoes already being well circulated and known as it is nowadays, everybody at the table still had their eyes (some a little teary) and ears glued to the video that Sugar presented. The One for One ethos of Tom’s is such a simple, effective concept (though not as simply implemented I’d imagine) to pay it forward to people and kids who need help.
I’m so glad that I was invited to share my thoughts with a great group and to also be able to spread the word of Tom’s One for One movement. I’ve always considered myself extremely blessed yet seeing that video that night made me feel guilty, yet inspired and reminded me that there’s still so much to be done (and can be done). Supporting the cause through social media and the web is a great starting point I believe, since information is key after all. But I cannot wait to join the shoe-drops scheduled this year and personally fit the shoes onto little kids who need them the most. Thank you Tom’s Philippines.
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