MISSION: TOCO empowers children and families through green and community partnerships.
VISION: TOCO fulfills basic needs while encouraging neighbors to develop a wider vision of the world, make a positive impact on the lives of others through service, and build a sustainable future.
VISION in ACTION (IMPACT): Tapestry of Community Offerings (TOCO) is rooted on Main Street in Belleville, Illinois. Since 2010 TOCO has kept an estimated 1,186,974 pounds out of landfills. We continue to provide families opportunities to learn about sustainability and ways to give back to the community at The TOCO Shop, a volunteer based thrift store & pantry, which is located in the former Army Surplus. TOCO has developed their most ambitious programs: The TOCO Shop and TOCO Pantry which have served thousands of families over the past seven years. Through referrals from community members, schools, churches, and service agencies, TOCO Shop and Pantry provide subsidized and free material support (clothing, shoes, and housewares) to children and families. Year round they also operate the Backpack Outreach serving the marginalized population in the area. Last year TOCO served nearly 10,000 families. (Over 1,500 families through TOCO Pantry services and an estimated 8,500 families through Shop services). TOCO’s brand of social entrepreneurship speaks not to financial gain but to a higher calling: service through stewardship of humanity and of the earth’s resources. Sustainability is not an abstract for us; we live it every day. We are excited to expand our reach in order to build neighborhood spaces where we can host workshops for families to explore the concepts of reduce, reuse, recycle, upcycle and more, in order to build that sustainable future. Since 2010, TOCO has rescued over 1 million POUNDS from landfills through TOCO’s recycling/repurposing efforts. INFO@TOCOFAMILY.ORG FOR INFO OF HOW TO LEND A HAND!