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Go Inspire Go in the News and Other Coverage



Marin Independent Journal, March 3, 2014

Sun Valley Elementary School students, parents hold 'Day of Giving' event in San Rafael

"About 120 parents and students gathered at the San Rafael school to mark a 'Day of Giving' in which children are shown how to make a difference in other people's lives."




KTVU Channel 2 News, March 2, 2014

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-KTVU Channel 2 News at 5 (Part 1) | (Part 2)
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The Blaze, Feb. 10, 2014

How One Lawyer's Selfless 'Miracle' Act Sparked a Chain Reaction of Goodwill

"California-based entertainment lawyer Tony Tolbert made headlines last year after agreeing to lend his fully furnished home to a poor family for one year. Now, 12 months later, Tolbert's gesture has sparked a chain reaction of goodwill."




Mediabistro, Feb. 5, 2014

So, What Do You Do, Toan Lam, 'Chief Inspirator' for Social Activism Site GoInspireGo.com?

Mediabistro interviews Toan Lam for its "So What Do You Do?" series.




Radio Disney AM 1110 (Los Angeles), Dec. 29, 2013

LISTEN: Interview with Toan Lam

Radio Disney's LaFern Cusack speaks with Toan Lam about how he is using storytelling to inspire others to use their power to help others.




Marin Independent Journal, Dec. 23, 2013

Sun Valley Elementary School students in San Rafael donate gifts to needy families

"About 70 students at Sun Valley Elementary School in San Rafael (Calif.) donated gifts and household goods to two needy families in Marin County this holiday season as part of a school club created by a nonprofit that spurs people to help others."




S.F. Weekly, Nov. 25, 2013

Holiday Cheer: Highlighting Good Deeds Around the United States

"Go Inspire Go, founded by San Franciscan, and former television news reporter, Toan Lam, is a site dedicated to sharing the stories, through social media channels, of those working to make the world a better place to live."




AAJA Radio Group, Aug. 23, 2013

WATCH: Toan Lam, Go Inspire Go

AAJA's Radio Group's Curtiss Kim interviews Toan Lam at the 2013 Asian American Journalists Association National Convention in New York City.




V3con 2013, June 23, 2013

WATCH: Toan Lam, Go Inspire Go

V3 Digital Media Conference at the Japanese American National Museum. IdeateTV host Courtney Kato interviews Toan Lam who created Go Inspire Go.




Intent Blog, April 29, 2013

5 Amazing Stories from Go Inspire Go's 50/50 Campaign

"We are inspired by the many ways people are rallying to use social media to make a difference in the world, and Go Inspire Go's video stories poignantly capture these efforts. Here are five of our favorite stories from the 50/50 campaign."




SmallGroupofThoughtfulPeople.com, Dec. 17, 2012

12 Days of Inspiration This Holiday Season: Inspire to Make a Stand

"Go Inspire Go features inspirational, character-driven stories, about 'regular people' who do small acts that ripple out to BIG changes."




NBC Bay Area, Nov. 9, 2012

WATCH: Helping Do-Gooders Do-Better

"Toan Lam may have left a promising television reporting career behind, but he made sure to take his story-telling skills with him."




Bus 52, July 26, 2012

WATCH: Bus 52 Presents: Go Inspire Go

"As a TV reporter in San Francisco for eight years, Toan Lam learnt a great deal about how the media worked but he was unhappy with the work he was doing. Now, he inspires others to give back to their community rather than reporting only the negative."




Intent Voices, April 16, 2012

Compassion for the People: Intent Voices Interview with Toan Lam

In this Q&A, Toan shares what inspires him and the one thing he'd teach in front of a packed stadium.




JulietteCrane.com, Nov. 21, 2011

A Stolen Painting Sparks Inspiration

"Go Inspire Go (GIG) is all about discovering and using your power to help others…definitely check out GIG if you're looking for some inspiration."




KYNO 940AM Live Talk Radio (Fresno, Calif.), June 30, 2011

LISTEN: Interview with Toan Lam

Bill McEwen, host of radio show Straight Talk, interviewed Toan about Go Inspire Go's genesis and future.




USF Magazine, Summer 2011

Inspiring Change

Toan Lam feature article in University of San Francisco alumni magazine about Go Inspire Go's successes and future.




"ABC News Now" & "Good Morning America," Dec. 29, 2010

WATCH: Go Inspire Go and Inspiring Acts

Toan Lam interviewed on ABC News early morning network morning show about Go Inspire Go's successes and recent partnership with Yahoo!'s Inspiring Acts for Year in Review 2010.




Yahoo! Front Page, Dec. 5, 2010

Yahoo! 2010 Year In Review Blog – Inspiring Acts

Toan Lam was selected to be the sole reporter to develop, vet, report and write 10 blogs for Yahoo! front page, Year In Review about the 10 inspirational people. This blog was published in conjunction with Yahoo!'s "How Good Grows: Ripples of Kindness" campaign.




Tyson Hunger Relief Blog, March 19, 2010

READ AND WATCH: Hunger All-Stars - Go Inspire Go

Interview with Toan Lam by Tyson Foods.




KSRO News Talk 1350 AM (Sonoma County, Calif.), Aug. 24, 2009

"North Bay Trails" morning show anchor Curtiss Kim featured a radio segment highlighting GIG's accomplishments and successes.




ABC News, Good Morning America, Aug. 6, 2009

WATCH: An Angel in Queens

ABC network's early morning show, "Good Morning America," featured two GIG stories highlighting school bus driver, Jorge Munoz, who spends more than half of his $700 weekly salary on food to feed more than 150 hungry people at a subway stop every night. The world-wide community responded with donations and offers to replace his broken stove. The story went viral when "Good Morning America," "The Rachel Ray Show," and many multimedia outlets contacted us.




Yahoo! and AOL Front Page, July 29, 2009

5-Year-Old Helps Feed Nearly 18,000

Websites featured GIG's story about a preschool student, who raised over $4,000 to feed the homeless in San Francisco, CA. GIG's video inspired a total of $20,202 and a poultry company to donate 15 tons of chicken to the San Francisco Food Bank, resulting in 135,000 meals served.




News10 Sacramento (KXTV), April 1, 2009

WATCH: Good People - JFK Students

Local high school students motivated by a GIG produced story about homeless people living in a tent city outside of Sacramento, decide to raise funds for food and clothes for its residents. The students raised enough donations to purchase non-perishable items for several of the tent city families.