Community Support

Townsend Leather is first and foremost a community. 

If you are looking for support for your community project, club, or event – let us know.  We love to stay involved and aware and we love to help wherever we can. 

For information on Townsend Leather’s Community Support and ways that we can offer a “hug” toward any of your clubs, passions, or projects, fill out the “HUGS” form below. 

Townsend is a third-generation family business, founded over 50 years ago, in 1969, by Albert (Red) Kucel and the Kucel family.  Many families all work together at Townsend because they love what they do so much, they got the people they love to join them here. 

Like the warm enveloping wrap from luxury leather, every day at Townsend is like working inside a big hug.  We love what we do and everyone we do it with.

Do you have a charity you want Townsend to know about?  Do you have an event coming up that you would like Townsend’s support with?  Do you need a donation for a cause you are working on?

Townsend Leather is passionate about supporting our community and getting involved and giving back. We might be able to help support your cause. Let us know what your cause is and how we can help by filling out a Townsend “Hugs” Application.  

Our “HUGS” Team (Help Us Give Service) reviews all the community outreach/charity/event/donation/HUGS applications that come in and will respond to you with any ways that Townsend is able to support. 

At Townsend, we are always looking to spread joy and warmth to everyone we know, and we invite you to do the same.  Take a moment to enjoy the life you are living and share a moment of joy, laughter, and heart – give someone a hug.

And that is why we created Townsend’s Hugs Program.  Our HUGS Program is our way of reaching out and connecting with the community we live in.  We have an organized Team of passionate dedicated Partners who are always looking for charities, causes, teams, and events that Townsend can help support. We receive “Hug” applications, review them as a team, and find ways to help.  

If you have an event, a charity, a cause, a team, or something that you are passionate about or that you need help with – submit your story to us and let us find a way to help.  

Community Hug Application

Townsend’s Hugs Program is our way of reaching out and connecting with the community we live in. We want to find ways to help your cause and your passion. Complete this Hug Application to see how Townsend Leather’s Hug Team can help support your cause. We are not able to provide for every cause, but we can always help to spread the word about yours and we love to know what is happening in our community. So, take a moment to share your story with us. If our Hugs Team can find a way to help support you, we will contact you for more information.

  • Tell us a little bit about your thing. And tell us What is your story or the story of your cause? Why do you care about it? Why do you want us to know about it? What is your connection? What is your story? Let us know why this matters.
  • Is there an event date or a deadline or any important dates we should be aware of? We ask, if possible, please submit your Hug Application at least 1 month before you event.
  • We try to respond as quickly as possible, but with the amount of applications we receive, it may be a month or so. If there is a specific date that you need us to respond by, please let us know.
  • How can we support you?
  • It is always easier for us to take quick action on things if we know the specific hopes and dreams. You can give us a specific amount or a narrow range and it will help us know the best ways for us to support you.
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Townsend is active in both the larger local community, with participation in local events and fund-raising, and in our own internal community’s teams and clubs.  Townsend’s employees (who are called “Partners”) support each other through life’s ups and downs with our Hides of Hope Fund, and we spend social time together at a variety of employee events.  And, we actively seek to recognize the great work and adherence to our company values that our Partners’ demonstrate with our “First Downs and Touchdown Awards” program.  Nominated partners are recognized company-wide for living these values on a monthly basis.

Townsend’s core philosophy rests on a strong foundation of putting its partners first.  We abide by our company mission statement and Partner-chosen set of company values.  We “promote from within,” giving current partners the first opportunities at growth within the company.  And there are always new areas to work in and many opportunities to try something new as the company diversifies.

Townsend’s work is creative, engaging, hands-on, and minds-on.  Everyone here works with passion and forward-thinking.  There is always an opportunity for creative problem-solving and experience-building.  With such a variety of departments and work to be done, there is always something to get interested and involved in.

Teamwork is the number one value at Townsend, and this shapes the way Townsend’s Partners work together. Townsend’s workforce is a diverse one, with people of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, all working together toward the same goals and doing it as a team.  Everyone looks out for each other at Townsend.   The production of leather requires a varied group of individuals, using their own set of special skills and capabilities and putting these together to create a beautiful end result.

Townsend Partners are given many opportunities to voice their opinions and really effect change at Townsend.  We engage in routine group meetings to make sure everyone is informed and educated, we have yearly performance reviews to set goals for the future year, and we have training sessions and programs planned on a regular basis.  A wide knowledge base and sense of being part of an evolving and dynamic experience are vitally important at Townsend and our ability to grow together with the times.

Townsend is an international company.  With sales representation and offices or agents around the world selling Townsend Leather, working at Townsend allows you to experience a global company and network.  Yet, Townsend strives to make every employee feel connected and valued for their contribution, wherever they may be or whatever their title or current job position is.

Townsend Leather is known, used, and loved by interior designers throughout the world, and can be found anywhere from the most elite celebrity homes in California, to the most luxurious hotels in Dubai, to unbelievable private jets all over the sky.  This worldwide presence is something we take a lot of pride in, and it inspires our passion to keep innovating every day!

Townsend strives to create a comfortable, enjoyable, and engaging atmosphere for our tight-knit community of Partners.  We are always looking for people who like to get involved, think, solve problems, and approach things with a positive attitude.

Townsend Leather is a unique working environment and culture.  We are not the stereotypical “corporate” culture nor are we a warehouse or typical manufacturing culture.  We are something unique and diverse.  We are driven by passion and connected through team.  If you want to join our community you can apply at or if you want to connect with us and find ways we can support your community efforts, let us know.