“It is okay, not to be okay.” – Brittany, 16 Years Old

This year, we teamed up with Journeys to create the TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection; our newest mission with an aim to stop bullying, one youth at a time. Purchases of TOMS StandUp Backpacks will help our Giving Partners provide training for school staff and remote volunteers to prevent and respond to instances of bullying. We’re very excited to contribute to the anti-bullying movement as this issue has affected many of us at TOMS in one way or another. In celebration of this collection, the TOMS and Journeys community opens up and shares their experiences with bullying and thoughts on what…

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Debi’s Giving Trip in the United States

Debi is a TOMS employee in the IT department who recently returned from her first Giving Trip. After visiting Save the Children in the Morongo Valley in California, she was inspired to share what she learned about Giving just a few hours away from our own HQ in Los Angeles… He looks at me with a bit of a sheepish grin as he responds to my hand in the air calling him to me. He bounds into the seat and offers me his right foot. There is a sparkle in an eye that beckons me closer. I ask his name…

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“Life would be boring without people being different.” – Daniel, 14 Years Old

This year, we teamed up with Journeys to create the TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection; our newest mission with an aim to stop bullying, one youth at a time. Purchases of TOMS StandUp Backpacks will help our Giving Partners provide training for school staff and remote volunteers to prevent and respond to instances of bullying. We’re very excited to contribute to the anti-bullying movement as this issue has affected many of us at TOMS in one way or another. In celebration of this collection, the TOMS and Journeys community opens up and shares their experiences with bullying and thoughts on what…

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TOMS Rad Dads

It’s time to celebrate the father figures in our lives. At TOMS HQ we have a lot of hard working dads, so we sat down and talked to a few of them about fatherhood and their favorite memories with their kids. “No presents necessary on Father’s Day because my greatest gift is being Zach, Brett, and Nick’s Dad.” — Jim, father of Zach, Brett, and Nick “When I think about my absolute favorite thing to do with Summit, it’s spending time together at home in the morning. Heather and I wake up early, make coffee, hang out with the dogs,…

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World Refugee Day: Recognizing Ordinary People, Living Extraordinary Lives

Kristin is a Giving Account Manager at TOMS, helping to foster relationships with Giving Partners around the world, more specifically in the Middle East and Europe. She recently returned from Jordan, where she met with children, parents and teachers affected by the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Today, she tells you the importance of our partners’ work in refugee response as World Refugee Day approaches… Tomorrow, June 20, marks World Refugee Day, a day honoring ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances — war and conflict. Our Giving Partners across Asia, Africa and the Middle East have shared stories of refugees facing everyday…

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Meet Mayor Amner Mendoza Motiño

Mayor Motiño is a government leader in San Antonio, Honduras. His dream is to see all families in San Antonio living with safe water. Currently, he’s focused on making sure each household is equipped with a latrine, because he believes it will greatly improve the quality of life in the communities. “I want the people to know that their voices are heard,” Mayor Motiño shares with a passion in his voice. “I want them to have everything, but first we must start with safe water.” TOMS Roasting Co. partners with Water For People to provide safe water solutions in the…

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Community Supporter of the Month – Nicholle

My name is Nicholle from Phoenix, Arizona, and this is my TOMS story… When I heard about TOMS, I was astounded that one person (TOMS Founder, Blake Mycoskie) could give business an entirely new meaning. Through a mission at work towards the common good, TOMS could make a difference through a simple purchase. “With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.” This motto became core to my essential values. What began as a simple idea, advanced into a powerful business model. I was so inspired by the TOMS story and passionate towards the…

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“Hurting People Hurt People” – Colin, 12 Years Old

TOMS has teamed up with Journeys to create the TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection; a new One for One with an aim to stop bullying, one youth at a time. With each purchase of a StandUp Backpack, TOMS will help our Giving Partners to provide training for school staff and remote volunteers to prevent and respond to instances of bullying. We’re very excited to contribute to the anti-bullying movement as this issue has affected each of us at TOMS in one way or another. In celebration of this collection, we’ll be sharing stories from our community, TOMS employees and Journeys employees…

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Be Who You Are

Nearly one out of every three of students ages 12-18 in the United States reports being bullied.That’s why we have teamed up with Journey’s to create the TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection. Purchases of the collection will help provide the training of school staff and crisis counselors to help prevent and respond to instances of bullying. Through this give, TOMS hopes to improve the safety, academic performance and well-being of middle and high school students. TOMS secured a network of Giving Partners with programming in bullying prevention and support, whose positive anti-bullying programs for schools and teenagers can be strengthened with…

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