Turning Giving Tuesday on its Head

TomTod Ideas was an early adopter of Giving Tuesday when it first began a few years ago. We loved using the power of social media to generate collaboration and generosity.

But this year, we did something different. We didn’t ask people for money – we gave back to them.

You can check out our swanky hashtag #TomTodGivesBack on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to see our full day of giving back on Giving Tuesday.

How did it all go down?  

Under the ruse of fake meetings and business shenanigans, we surprised some of our corporate sponsors in person, thanking them for their support and giving them some of the coolest stuff money can’t buy: donated local food, cards, and TomTod merch. We shared our story of surprises live on social media at every stop – and we loved every minute of it!

Here are the people who believe in TomTod Ideas (and probably won’t trust scheduling another business meeting with us ever again).

Deli Ohio

TomTod Ideas at Deli Ohio

Hall, Kistler, and Company

TomTod Ideas at Hall, Kistler, & Co.

Four Kids Coffee

TomTod Ideas at Four Kids Coffee

DeHoff Realtors

TomTod Ideas at DeHoff Realtors

Ramsburg Insurance and Financial Services

TomTod Ideas at Ramsburg Insurance

Hartville Health and Wellness

TomTod Ideas at Hartville Health and Wellness

Coffee and Code

TomTod Ideas at Coffee and Code

Lucy Burick

TomTod Ideas surprising Lucy Burick

Lucy is a TomTod alum and serves as Student Representative on our Board of Directors. We surprised her at school for her birthday, thanking her for her service on the board and being an ambassador for TomTod!

We’re kind of a small crew at TomTod, so we didn’t make it to every one of our corporate sponsors on Giving Tuesday. But even if we didn’t come a knockin’ on their doors, we are so grateful for the generosity of the following organizations:

ASAP! Promotional Product Idea Leaders
Bixler & Moore, LLC
Play It Again Sports
Rotary Club of Plain Township
Yoder-Bontrager Insurance and Financial Services
Aultman College
Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon
Tim Morris, DDS
RiverTree Christian Church
Incept Gives

Embedded in TomTod Ideas’ DNA is embracing our community and collaborating with those around us. We are tremendously grateful that these folks believe in our mission and gave to help it continue. You can be a part of that, too. TomTod Ideas wouldn’t exist without the partnership, support, and donations of these generous people and others, so as a final sign-off on Giving Tuesday, thank you.

Follow Us On Instagram! #TomTodIdeas