Traveling TOMS: @jennakutcher

We are excited to share this week’s Traveling TOMS story. Jenna Kutcher is a wedding photographer from Wisconsin and we’re motivated by her joy for life and love for people. Read on to learn more about her and her travels. Name: Jenna Kutcher Hometown: Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin Occupation: Wedding Photographer and Educator Hobby: Watercolor painting, rescuing puppies, going on mission trips, taking naps, eating mac and cheese and seeing the world. Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS take me everywhere (no, really, they rarely leave my feet). We live in a tiny town in Wisconsin and I mostly…

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Learning About Safe Birth Kits With ayzh

We are fortunate to have a guest post from Safe Birth Giving Partner ayzh, as told by Business Development Associate Dani DiPietro. ayzh has been one of our Safe Birth Giving Partners since 2015 and currently supports training of maternal health workers and birth kit distributions in India. Read on to learn about how ayzh and the birth kit help women safely give birth. ayzh (pronounced “eyes”) is a social enterprise that develops appropriate health and livelihood solutions designed to meet the unique needs of women and newborns in low- resource settings. Since 2010, ayzh has been producing, selling and…

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Celebrating One Year of Safe Birth Giving

Today’s story was written by Becky, Social Innovation and Impact Specialist at TOMS. On a typical day, you will find her managing relationships with our Sight, Water, Safe Birth or Bully Prevention and Response Giving Partners. Read on to learn more about our Safe Birth program and its first anniversary: The Safe Birth Giving Program is close to my heart for several reasons, including the fact that TOMS launched the program only a few weeks before I gave birth to my first child. I, like many first time expectant mothers, had so many questions and concerns about how my life…

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Traveling TOMS: @bubbasellars

This week we’re excited to explore Oregon with Bubba Sellars. We’re inspired by his excitement for travel and his joy for new experiences. Name: Bubba Sellars Hometown: Born and raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The road is my home, though. Occupation: I am a traveling photographer and artist. Hobby: I like to drive…a lot. It’s my great escape and it goes well with what I do for a living. Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS have taken me all over the world. In the last couple months, I’ve traveled the entire West Coast–Northern Washington to Southern California–and to…

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Traveling TOMS: @joannepio

This week we’re exploring with the talented and lovely Joanne Pio. Read along to see what inspires her and where she’s going in her Traveling TOMS. Name: Joanne Pio Hometown: Grew up in Los Angeles, CA; currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Occupation: Lifestyle + Portrait photographer Hobby: Researching new places to eat, aka “Yelp-ing.” And to balance all the delicious donuts and ice cream, I also enjoy running outdoors or taking a hot yoga class. Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS have taken me pretty much all over the U.S. and to a few countries in Europe and Asia….

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Traveling TOMS: @jacobworthey

This week we’re traveling with Jacob Worthey who manages the TOMS Portland Community Outpost Instagram channel. Read on to hear how his #travelingTOMS remind him to be grateful every single day. Name: Jacob Worthey Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO Occupation: Sales Associate and Social Media Captain for TOMS Portland Hobby: Writing and performing beat poetry, reading everything from Stoic Philosophy to YA fiction and spending a quiet afternoon on the Oregon coast. Where are your TOMS taking you? Since my first pair of Classics, my TOMS have taken me from Colorado to Canada, to several countries in Europe and back again….

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TOMS April Fools

April 1 has arrived and we couldn’t help but join in on the April Fools Day fun! We decided to pull a few pranks of our own at the TOMS Flagship Community Outpost in LA. We loved seeing the smiles on customers’ faces when they opened their TOMS shoe box to find something other than a pair of shoes. We documented the whole thing on Snapchat:

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Traveling TOMS: @sophiacriswell

This Portland resident constantly seeks adventure and works to create a better world every day. This week we’re exploring Portland, Oregon with Sophia Criswell. Name: Sophia Criswell Hometown: Portland, Oregon. Born and raised, and have yet to leave. Hobby: You can often find me sipping a latte at a local coffee shop, exploring the Oregon Coast or styling at Free People Portland. I enjoy creating through photography, acrylic paints and styling. Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS have taken me all the way from Portland, Oregon to Jacmel, Haiti, and lately to the windy Columbia River Gorge and the…

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Sharing the TOMS story with the world

Today’s story was written by Justin, Giving Communications Manager at TOMS. Most days you will find him working with the Giving and Marketing teams to bring our Giving to life. This past February, Justin and a small team went to Colombia to help produce the AT&T commercial featuring TOMS. Read on to learn more about his experience in Colombia and what it’s like to give shoes to children. When I arrived at 6 a.m. to prepare the set, a few of the families were already inside the Children International (CI) community center in Barranquilla, Colombia, where we would be  filming….

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