TOMS Shoes CEO tears up announcing ‘single largest corporate gift’ to end gun violence — and how folks can help in 30 seconds
TOMS Shoes company announced on Monday an ambitious effort to end gun violence in America.
Founder Blake Mycoskie made the announcement during an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
“We going to start by giving $5million to the most amazing organizations working hard, on-the-ground, every day to end gun violence,” Mycowskie announced.
“This will be the single largest corporate gift to end gun violence in the history of the United States,” he added.
The crowd cheered wildly as Mycowskie began to cry.
Fallon reached across this desk to comfort him with a hand on his arm, repeatedly saying, “it’s awesome” as the applause continued.
Mycoskie also announced that people who visit www.Toms.com, type in their name, and the company will send a postcard to the relevant congressional representatives demanding universal background checks.
Jimmy Fallon was the first to use the tool.
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.@BlakeMycoskie is also providing every American with the opportunity to act. Go to https://t.co/rM4M8aCkX6 and, in less than 30 seconds, you can send a physical postcard to your representative urging them to pass universal background checks. #EndGunViolenceTogether# p #13_17 # ad skipped = true #
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Let’s #endgunviolencetogether – go to https://t.co/GGhOhKlrVN to send your representative a postcard demanding they take action on what more than 90% of Americans agree on: universal background checks. pic.twitter.com/x13rA3ABhH# p #16_17 # ad skipped = true #
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