Helping the community that’s helped us.
We are a family-owned business – we always have been. And that strong sense of family has guided our set of values. We believe we can do something meaningful.
From the moment Rinaldo and Ezilda founded Torani in 1925, our company has focused not only on business, but also on serving the community. We’ve always cared deeply about San Francisco – after all it’s our home. And the city has always supported us. Since our beginnings, we’ve worked with folks in our community to help make it a better place for everyone.
ART FOR KIDS
Kids label us (…and that's a good thing).
For years, Torani has worked to engage children in afterschool programs. Through our partnership with the Afterschool Alliance and our own Art for Kids program, we’re able to connect with kids. It’s a positive way for us to inspire creativity in the community –– and the kids inspire us.
Art for Kids is a fun way to get kids excited about their own creativity. Each year, we hold a contest to create art for labels on selected Torani Syrups. We donate 5% of all sales of these limited-edition flavors to the Afterschool Alliance. This Washington, D.C.-based non-profit is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for affordable quality programs for all children. We’re proud to have contributed over $500,000 to the Afterschool Alliance over the past several years.
With hundreds of submissions each year, selecting the contest winners is a tough job – the talent of these young artists consistently amazes us. This year, we're pleased to feature the beautiful artistic renderings of 2 supremely talented artists:
Fourteen-year-old Benny, from San Francisco’s Excel Program at Aptos Middle School created his rendition of the Golden Gate Bridge and will be featured on our Raspberry Syrup. Elora, 16, from Bristol, New Hampshire’s Project Promise Newfound School District, titled her art "Sun and Waves" and will be featured on our Sugar Free French Vanilla. Every child is a work of art. And Torani is working to inspire the creativity, passion, and art that exist within each child. So if you see one of these Torani bottles with a unique label, buy it. You’ll be supporting a great cause.
COMMUNITY FOOTPRINTS PROGRAM
Our carbon footprint is small.
But what about our footprint in the community? That's another story.
We like to do good things in lots of places . . . and we have a special place in our heart for San Francisco – our birthplace and home.
Torani team members give back to the local San Francisco Bay Area community through our Torani Footprints efforts – where our team members have the opportunity to work with and contribute to local organizations.
So what kinds of things do we work on? Here's a taste of what we've done recently:
- Taught art, music, and science lessons in afterschool programs
- Helped refurbish the gym at the South San Francisco Boys &Girls Club
- Participated in the San Francisco Italian-American Parade
- Helped clean up the Golden Gate Bridge Park
- Helped manage track and field events at the San Francisco Unified School District’s Special Olympics
And our team members are always bringing forward more great ideas . . . and are ready to commit random acts of flavor at community events!
Have ideas for other great efforts we can be a part of? We’d love to hear from you! We invite you to suggest San Francisco area volunteering opportunities by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!