Helping Provide a Safer Birth Experience in Haiti

For many women and children around the world, the most dangerous day of their lives is the day of birth. Nearly 800 women still die every day from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth*. In response, TOMS Giving Partner, the United Nations Population Fund, works tirelessly as the lead UN agency to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted and every birth is safe. Since it began work in 1969, the number of women dying from complications at childbirth has halved. Currently, the organization works in over 150 countries that are home to 80 percent of the world’s population….

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How Skilled Birth Attendants Help in Haiti

Meet Amoin Soulemane, a midwife at a United Nations Population Fund-supported maternity clinic. Originally from the Ivory Coast, Amoine has over 30 years of service as a midwife, helping to make birth safer for mother and babies in developing countries. In Haiti, Amoin helps oversee the health and care provided to women who are preparing to give birth. “We work to make sure that consultations are done for pregnant women and that the birth of their child is a safe experience,” she explains. Amoin is a volunteer for UNFPA, which partners with the Ministry of Health in Haiti. Through UNFPA,…

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TOMS Roasting Co. Coffee Chat Series: Meet HQ Barista Taylor Free

Here at TOMS, we know our baristas put the sole soul into each of our TOMS Roasting Co. locations. From our Los Angeles Flagship to our newest stores in Austin, Portland and Chicago, these TOMS employees have a lot to talk about when it comes to coffee. Read on over the next few weeks for some of their coffee tips and tales. Click here to view the first coffee chat. Today we would like to introduce you to someone who saves the day, every day at TOMS HQ, barista Taylor Free.  Tell us about yourself. I was born in a hospital in Clovis, California. Yet,…

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The Global Need for Safer Births

When our Product Development team first told the Giving Department about the TOMS Bag collection, and the need for a give that matched it, we were excited. It gave our small team of three in Social Innovation and Impact a chance to put their big brains together and really come up with a give that was both impactful and matched the beautiful collection of TOMS Bags that they were so excited to launch, which hits our site on Friday. As always, we started with the need. We spoke to experts in global health and many potential Giving Partners tackling issues…

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Campus Supporters of the Month: February

Sharing the TOMS movement means something different to everyone, but it is in these differences that we begin to see the common goal that brings all TOMS fans together. This common goal consists of using our life, our means, and our energy to give back to others in our community and around the world. We aim to bring this goal to life as the TOMS Campus Club at The Ohio State University (OSU). Our club’s primary purpose is to spread the giving mission that started with the absence of a shoe. Sharing the story and meaning behind TOMS products allows…

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Haiti Behind the Scenes With Half United

We were so excited that Carmin & Christian Black joined us on our photo shoot in Haiti. The Black siblings are the founders of Half United, and the people behind the concept of using a recycled bullet casing to represent your fight against hunger. Not to mention, one of our fabulous Marketplace brands on TOMS.com. Read more to hear about their experience during their time in Haiti. Tell us about Half United. At HALF UNITED we donate a week of meals to a child in need with every product sold. We are a give-back lifestyle and accessories company on a…

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Improving Access to Health and Education with Partners in Health

TOMS is honored to work with Partners In Health to distribute shoes to children in need in Haiti and Malawi. As one of the leading organizations in global health equity, the organization’s mission is to provide healthcare to the world’s impoverished. They do so by establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations and governments based in settings of poverty. Perhaps the greatest example of this is Partners In Health’s work in Haiti, where the organization was founded in 1987. While visiting Haiti, the TOMS team had the opportunity to travel to Domond, a rural village about two hours outside of Port-au-Prince…

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The Best Chick Flicks

We recently sat down with Justin and Katie, Co-Presidents of the TOMS Chick Flick Club (yes, we have a Chick Flick Club), to ask them the hard hitting questions when it comes to Chick Flicks. Read on to learn more Name your top 5 chick flicks. Katie: The Notebook — Duh! How can you not love this tearjerker? A classic love story that’s bound to make you laugh, cry, and wish you had a Noah (or Ryan Gosling) of your own. Love Actually — Is all around us, what’s not to like about 8 love stories in one movie?! A Walk to…

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National Pizza Day

Today at TOMS HQ we’re celebrating National Pizza Day. To do so, we’ve asked our TOMS Stores for their favorite pizza joints in Austin, Chicago, New York, Portland, and Venice Beach. Not in one of these cities? We’d love to hear where you find your perfect slice, so feel free to share your suggestion. Happy National Pizza Day! Grab a piece and enjoy! AUSTIN, TX Hoboken Pies 718 Red River St. hobokenpie.com Via 313 1111 E. 6th St. via313.com Home Slice 1415 S. Congress Ave. homeslicepizza.com CHICAGO, IL Pequod’s Pizza 2207 N. Clybourn pequodspizza.com Piece Pizza 1927 W. North Ave. piecechicago.com…

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