Tony Tolbert | Competing for Others
Wednesday, Huffington Post highlighted the story of Tony Tolbert, a Los Angeles lawyer who was doing something unconventional to help those in need. We take a closer look at Tony’s story.
All of us want to “help those less fortunate” than ourselves. For most, we give a few dollars here or there when we see someone down on their luck on the side of the road. Others invest some time at local soup kitchens or homeless shelters. Rare is the individual who goes above and beyond the small assistance. Fortunately for this world, there are people like Tony Tolbert determined to compete for those in need.
Tony Tolbert is a Los Angeles based attorney, great at his craft. He is Harvard educated and has built a solid career both in the courtroom and in the classroom, where he is an adjunct professor at nearby UCLA. Now after years of loaning out the spare bedroom in his house to those less fortunate, he’s moving back home to his parents’ house in order to give a homeless family his house – for an entire year.
“You don’t have to be Bill Gates or Warren Buffet or Oprah. We can do it wherever we are, with whatever we have, and for me, I have a home that I can make available,” Tony told CBS News.
Even more amazing, Tony had never met the family in need. He found the recipients through a local shelter and wanted to help them out this year and expects nothing in return. Tony simply wants to give them a chance to get back on their feet and compete for their lives again. Do more, be more, compete more. 2013 is your year to do something special.