Vans Brings People Together For Checkerboard Day To Help Out Communities

Working together always makes things better.


Vans is bringing together their Vans Family to celebrate Vans Checkerboard Day 2021. This special day will take place today on November 18, 2021 to regenerate many communities across the world. Together with this year’s partner DoSomething.org, Vans would like to inspire fans to take part in local and digital activities – with the purpose to build vibrant, inclusive and rejuvenate public spaces through arts and culture.

Vans will be supporting 15 different charities around the world by donating $1 million. On top fans across the world will also have the ability to support the regional charities by helping to raise additional donations. They can do so through the Vans Family app by donating loyalty points in support for a monetary donation. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to The Vans Checkerboard Fund at Tides Foundation.


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Here are some in-person events that Vans will be hosting in London:

Girls In Film:

Girls In Film is a community that provides space for a new generation of female, trans and non-binary filmmakers. At this event, there will be numerous film screenings, discussions with industry representatives and networking parties.

When: November 18th, 2021

UK: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Prague: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


UK: House of Vans London - Arches, 228, 232 Station Approach Rd, London SE1 8SW
Prague: Dlabacov Cinema & Café - Na Louži 7 Praha 10100 Česká Republika

Hackney Bumps:

Create your very own design for a new skateboard obstacle in your skatepark. There will be a vote for the best design. The design that wins will be used to decide the final design of Betongpark. For more information on the event, visit Hackney Bumps' website

When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Daubney Fields, Hackney, London E9 5AW, UK

Here are some Vans Checkerboard Day virtual events taking place on Nov. 18:

Do Something's Scholarship Raffle: 

Go out and express your creativity within your community - whether through art, music, fashion, sports and culture - share with everyone virtually or in person how you uplift your community. Enter for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship! You can enter the raffle right here.

When: November 18, 2021 - November 30, 2021

Vans' TikTok Challenge:

Use the hashtag #VansCheckerboardDay to show how you spread positivity and creativity in your community. For example, volunteer as a cook at a local shelter, paint people's portraits in your community, or anything to unleash your creativity. It will definitely pay off to do something positive in your community. Also, you may be featured on Vans' TikTok page!


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