We just purchased plane tickets to head back to East Africa in March of 2013 and continue our work with our non-profit partner, Two Feet Project. We couldn’t be more excited!
Below is a Q & A with our CEO, Jason Bolt, about the Two Feet Project and why he is an advocate of companies supporting community:
Why is it important for you and your company to get involved with nonprofits assisting people both locally and around the world?
Giving back to local and global communities is one of the foundational principles of Society43. I got into business because I knew that I could have a much greater impact on the world through my company than I could ever achieve by myself. I’ve sought out like-minded people to join our team and now we have a strong team of people dedicated to finding creative ways to use the resources of the company to make an impact on the world.
Why did you decide to get involved with Two Feet Project?
The mission behind Two Feet and the goals of our business were a perfect match. Our company is all about allowing fans to express their passion for their favorite sports teams through quality, creative products. Two Feet’s use of sports to bridge cultural gaps and teach life lessons fits very well with who we are and how we want to get involved around the world. We believe that sports can be a very successful tool in teaching life skills and we wanted to partner with an organization that shares that belief and puts it into practice.
Why is it important for companies and organizations to help the youth of our generation?
We all have a responsibility to give back to the communities around us both locally and globally. Individually we can and should all do things to give, serve, and invest in the lives of the youth. Collectively, companies and organizations can often make a huge impact because of their size and resources. The current youth will shape the direction of our culture and our communities in the future so it is incredibly important to invest in them now.
What is unique about daily interaction with university age students?
Interacting daily with young people is an amazing way to keep a positive outlook on life and to enjoy our work. Combining fun products, collegiate sports, and serving our community creates an experience that most people love to be a part of. The fans and students we talk to at tailgates, pep rallies, and other events provide the fuel we need as a company to introduce the best products and make the biggest impact.
More info coming soon!