Meet the Game Changer: Toby Storie-Pugh, Explorer

Meet TOMS Game Changer Toby Storie-Pugh. Toby is a British explorer based in New York and runs the Kenyan Everest Expedition. From climbing Mt. Everest to planning the world’s first attempt to walk the length of the Congo River, no two days are the same for this adventurer. Read on to learn more. TOMS: Tell us a little about yourself. TOBY: My name is Toby Storie-Pugh, I’m a British explorer based in New York, I run in the Kenyan Everest Expedition. At the end of 2015 I will be making the world’s first attempt to walk the length of the…

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Start Something That Matters: the Tenfold Harvest Story

By: Emy Terusa, Co-Founder, Tenfold Harvest A few years ago, our close personal friends learned that their young son, Cade, had a cancerous brain tumor. Through their journey we learned the importance of organic and clean eating in battling cancer. They were challenged to change their family’s eating style and concentrate on a healthy diet. Initially, the diet change was difficult and his mom shared with us his refusal to eat lettuce. Since we had a bumper crop of lettuce at the time, we invited them to our home to have Cade visit the garden. Before they arrived we placed…

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Community Supporters of the Month: Hunter & Braden

The TOMS Community Team works with individuals who aspire to create positive change. Each month, we feature a supporter from the TOMS Tribe who is inspiring others in their life through their efforts for good. This month, we asked Hunter & Braden to answer a few questions about themselves and their efforts to do good in their community. TOMS: Introduce yourselves! Hunter: My name is Hunter Gandee, I’m 15 years old and a high school sophomore. Braden is 9, in the 3rd grade, and has Cerebral Palsy (CP). In the past few years, I have been encouraged by my brother…

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FIDM Students Visit TOMS for Career Tips and Tales

“Although two-to-four years seems like such a small part of your life, it’s setting you up for the rest of your life. Take advantage of that time and set yourself up for success!” – Salpy, TOMS Digital Designer and FIDM Graphic Design ’07 Grad Last week, a panel of TOMS employees -and alumni of LA’s Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)- hosted current FIDM students at TOMS HQ for a career chat. From our Retail Marketing Coordinator, to our Digital Designer, advice for aspiring merchandisers and marketers was a-plenty! Read on for advice on how to land a job…

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A Closer Look at How We Give Sight

The loss of sight can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life, affecting a person’s family and community. To help alleviate that burden, we launched TOMS Eyewear in 2011, with a One for One give helps restore sight to people in need, and contributes to the long-term sustainability of eye care organizations around the world. Though we don’t claim to be eye care professionals, we do know how to find strong, responsible partners who help us deliver the One for One promise that we’ve stayed true to from the beginning. Through partnerships with organizations that delve deep into communities,…

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Meet the Game Changer: Iris Andrews, Senior Strategist at Purpose

Meet Game Changer Iris, senior strategist at Purpose, a social enterprise that helps build movements. From her profession to her lifestyle and daily habits, she’s changing the game one decision at a time. Read on to learn more about how she’s making a difference in the world. TOMS: Describe what you do, and the core idea behind it. Iris: I’m a climate campaigner and a strategist working for a new incubation called Here Now, which is looking to help the climate movement test new approaches, new narratives and new message frames for climate change. I’ve worked in the climate movement…

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What’s it like to work at TOMS? Q&A with a Giving Account Specialist

Name: Justin Wong Hometown: Sacramento, CA Job at TOMS: Giving Account Specialist Years at TOMS: 4.5 years Favorite pair of TOMS: American Flag TOMS (Summer 2014) TOMS Giving Trips: El Salvador, Shoe Giving with Save the Children (2012) and Peru, Shoe Giving with Coprodeli (2014) TOMS: How did you end up working for TOMS? Justin: I had been working at a nonprofit at the time. Someone I knew at TOMS asked if I knew anyone that was interested in a position in the Giving Department working with nonprofits. I had heard of TOMS back in 2007, so the idea of…

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In Thailand, Tanawan receives new TOMS

Name: Tanawan Age: 13 Location: Surin Province, Thailand Giving Partner: EDF Thailand Tanawan, fondly nicknamed Nink by her friends and family, lives in the Surin province of Thailand, situated in the country’s northeast, along the Thai-Cambodian border. Known as the “Province of Elephants” to tourists, it is a quiet town, but densely populated and one of the most impoverished in the country. In the Khwao Sinrin district, where Nink lives with her family, most villagers rely on farming of rice paddies and silk, due to the extreme climate and geography of the land. Every day, Nink and her friends ride…

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Meet the Game Changer: Eden Full, Founder and CEO of SunSaluter

Who runs the world? GIRLS! Meet Game Changer Eden Full, Founder and CEO of SunSaluter. Read on to learn more about this twenty-something who is changing the world, one idea at a time. TOMS: What does the term game-changer mean to you? Eden: I think a game-changer is someone who really values making a difference. In a small or a big way, I don’t think that matters, but what matters is that the intention is there and that they really want to do their part and using their skill set and their passion to really help someone else. TOMS: Okay….

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