Tom O'Keefe, BostonTweet
Tom O'Keefe is a social impact entrepreneur and the founder of Stride for Stride - a running charity that buys race bibs for immigrant, black and low-income runners - and Heart to Cart - a charitable program that buys supermarket gift cards for families who can't afford to eat.
Runners on Team Stride for Stride are from Jamaica, Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Ecuador, Nigeria and the United States. Stride for Stride's goal is to increase diversity and inclusion in running.
In 2020 Heart to Cart delivered $30,000 in supermarket gift cards to families in Greater Boston. In 2021 I have a goal of delivering $150,000 in supermarket gift cards and could certainly use your help. Click here to support Heart to Cart's 2021 goal.
Doing Good is Good Business; Contact me to partner with Heart to Cart to create a fundraising goal and corporate campaign to deliver $100 supermarket gift cards to those in need. Charitable partnerships are also promoted on @BostonTweet (Twitter & IG) to over 300,000 followers in Boston. Make an Impact!
See our recent partnership with Forward Spine & Support to see how doing good is good business.
Tom O'Keefe is also the co-founder of Impact Video Group- a social impact video production company that ideates, creates, and films social impact campaigns that have a positive impact on people, planet, and community.
"I firmly believe that every company created should have a positive impact. I’m not talking about donating a few percentages to charity each year. I’m talking about baking social good into the core DNA of your company - having a purpose that is the root of everything you do.
You do not have to sacrifice profit for purpose - you do not have to choose one or the other. You can do good and make a good living too.
There are thousands of successful companies that prove social good is good business. TOMS donates one shoe for every shoe purchased, Warby Parker does the same for eyewear, and Bombas donates a pair of socks to the homeless for every pair sold.
The companies mentioned above are huge organizations, but you don’t have to be a million dollar organization to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Look around you and look at your community to figure out how to make an impact. Today, companies that have a social impact are trusted more and frequented more than mercenary companies looking to stuff their pockets.
Doing good is good business" - Tom O'Keefe