Adventure Awaits

TOMS was founded on the spirit of adventure and discovery. In 2006, Founder Blake Mycoskie traveled to Argentina to learn about the culture and the people. He met a group of kids that forever changed his life, and many of ours. This season, we chose to celebrate the spirit of discovery and adventure in Guatemala. With it’s rugged topography and rich culture, Guatemala is not only a place of wonder and natural beauty, but also a place where we give in all three capacities: shoes, sight, and water. Taking us on our journey are three TOMS employees: Chad from our…

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Profiles in One for One: Africare gives Jungle new TOMS Shoes

Profiles in One for One: Africare gives Jungle new TOMS Shoes Name: Jungle Age: 16 Location: Malawi Giving Partner: Africare Sixteen-year-old Jungle lost both his parents before the age of eight. He regards his elder sister as his guardian, but he lives alone near his sister’s house because he does not want to burden her family. Jungle is a hustler in the best sense of the word. His grades got him accepted into secondary school, and a local church has promised to pay his fees. In addition to his schoolwork, Jungle does gardening, catches and sells fish, and performs in…

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A Summer at TOMS: Part One

Summer internships are a major component in the lives of young professionals worldwide. Companies often task very specific individuals with large responsibility. As applicants, you want to learn. You want to contribute. You want to soak up as much culture and connection as possible. For nine individuals hailing from eight states, TOMS became the site of our summer internship. And from the moment we entered the door, we knew we were in store for the job of a lifetime. Every facet of TOMS is represented within the building. The walls are adorned with bright colors and rustic patterns. Meeting rooms are…

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Giving Partner Spotlight: Africare

In case you didn’t know, Africa is rising. Important measures like child mortality are improving dramatically, and economies are gaining momentum. TOMS Giving Partner Africare helps underserved African communities build the futures they want, and Africare and their partnering communities know educating the next generation is crucial to continued growth on the continent. By addressing the obstacles to education, Africare helps more children go to school and perform better. Community-based support systems to pay school fees mean Orphans and Vulnerable Children get a chance to go to school that they may not have had. Increased clean water access and improved…

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TOMS X Paul Van Dyk

For our latest collaboration, we’ve partnered with Paul van Dyk, a German Grammy Award- winning Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician and record producer. Famous for pioneering the dance music sub-genre Trance in the early ’90s, his high-energy live sets at major dance festivals twice led him to be voted the world’s top DJ by DJ Magazine. PVD is credited as one of the hardest working artists in electronic music, with sold-out tours that cross each continent, headline spots at every major festival, and a hugely successful recording career. With over 3 million albums sold worldwide, van Dyk travels around the world over…

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Celebrating #IAMTOM

TOM is not a single person, it is the idea that the decisions we make today can echo into the future. If you believe in finding adventure while building a better tomorrow, you’re TOM. If you shop consciously, volunteer with an organization that is changing lives, take part in creating a sustainable future or help raise awareness of issues affecting lives across the globe – you are TOM. If you purchase a pair of TOMS shoes, include TOMS Roasting Co. in your daily ritual, add TOMS Eyewear to your outfit of the day or send a special gift from TOMS…

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Marketplace Feature: Krochet Kids intl.

The original idea was to make enough money to pay for a hot-air balloon ride to impress their prom dates. Utilizing a skill unique to most high school boys, Kohl Crecelius, Stewart Ramsey, and Travis Hartanov started taking orders for knit items from classmates. Today, what spawned from a few creative minds and a timeless skill has developed into a full blown non-profit with programming in both Nothern Uganda and Peru. Employing more than 180 women to make hats, clothing and accessories, Krochet Kids intl. works to lift those individuals and their families out of poverty through a fair, consistent…

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The Pledge for Safe Water in Peru

The pledge to provide safe water worldwide happens in a variety of ways. In Cascas, Peru, a local school participated in a program about the importance of sanitation. Led by TOMS Giving Partner Water For People, local community members were educated about sanitation and proper hygiene – critical aspects on investing in safe water infrastructures. Upon completion of the training, the school was certified as a “healthy school,” and the community empowered for generations to come. TOMS Roasting Co. partners with Water For People to provide sanitary water and education in the countries from which we source our beans. While access…

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TOMS X Paul Van Dyk Fan Favorites Sweepstakes

You voted, we listened. Enter your info in the form below for a chance to win our exclusive Paul Van Dyk Fan Favorites Sweepstakes. Your Name* First Name Last Name Your Country * Your E-mail Address *   I’d like to receive TOMS emails and promotions Submit Entry         The Official Rules are available in their entirety at: US & CDA: http://www.toms.com/stories/uncategorized/toms-x-paul-van-dyk-uscda-rules UK: http://www.toms.co.uk/stories/inspiration/fans-choice-rules-uk • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. • Promotion is open only to persons who at the time of entering (a) have reached the legal age of majority where they reside, and (b) are…

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