After the raving success of the 10th Annual Tom Hanks Day, we found ourselves thinking "What next? What more can we possibly accomplish?" Then it hit us! Our goal is to make Tom Hanks Day much more of a community that is spread all across the globe instead of confined to a few geographical locations. We would like to transform this into something where if you want to have a Tom Hanks Day party in your living room, a bar, or even your local public library, you can. Complete with the official shirts...and maybe even some items to raffle off. To do this though, we need a complete overhaul of our technological backing; website and all. If (When!) this Kickstarter get funded, that's exactly what we'll do. Head over to our Kickstarter page and help us meet our goal.
But, most importantly, this new approach will help us expand the donations we can give to Lifeline Energy, Tom's favorite charity. Because, in the end, that's what Tom Hanks Day is really all about.
The Tom Hanks Day Story
From the humble beginnings of a couch, International Tom Hanks Day has grown to just that...International! Every year 100% of the proceeds from the event go directly to Lifeline Energy (www.lifelineenergy.org). Please take some time to learn more about what they do. They have great people working for a great cause and everyone should understand the amount of work they put in to help families in need.
Since its inception, we have been featured in many different publications and media outlets. Everything from CNN, Time, The Chicago Sun Times, TMZ, as well as talked about on WBEZ and B96. Along with that, Tom himself has recognized us on Jimmy Kimmel Live and via his twitter account. So with the constant support of one of the nicest men in Hollywood, we really want to share that joy with more people.