Game Time Recipes

The big game is happening this Sunday, so we did some research around #TOMShq and found out our coworkers’ favorite go-to game-time snacks. From quick and easy deviled eggs to blue ribbon winning pizza – your party guests won’t go home hungry. Charlene, our Email Marketing Specialist and Texas native, found her recipe on the Home Sick Texan. Accompany with the chips of your choice, and you have an instant crowd pleaser. Corn and Black Bean Salsa (Serves 4-6) Ingredients: 2 cups freshly shucked sweet corn (about 4 cobs) or 2 cups frozen A 15-ounce can of black beans, drained or 1…

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#FashionTalk Twitter Chat Recap: TOMS and Giving in the New Year

Event: #FashionTalk Twitter Chat, January 21st, 2-3 p.m. PST Hosted by CollegeFashionista TOMS joined CollegeFashionista for #FashionTalk, a Twitter-based group discussion focused on giving in 2015. TOMS had the opportunity to speak with College Fashionista’s readers and share our giving tips, career advice and more. Here is a snippet of the Q&A in case you were not able to join in on the fun. GIVING Q: What are your New Year’s resolutions? A: We plan on getting more involved with our US Giving Partners outside of work! Q: What tips would you give to young people who want to take…

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Giving in the U.S. with Save the Children

For many families living near or below the poverty line in the United States, putting nutritious food on the table can be a huge struggle. Less healthy alternatives might be cheaper, but can contribute to childhood obesity and other health issues, especially when kids are less active. In response, TOMS Giving Partner Save the Children has launched its Healthy Choices program to get kids moving and eating better. On a daily basis, Save the Children engages kids in fun physical activities and provides healthy snacks, in addition to teaching kids about good nutrition. Tamsyn Oakes, a program specialist with Save…

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Building a Sustainable Shoe Industry in Haiti

Amar is the Director of Giving Operations at TOMS. A large part of his job has been overseeing TOMS’ local manufacturing efforts, including the set-up and opening of the TOMS factory in Haiti. Since our commitment to produce 1/3 of our Giving Shoes locally, Amar has traveled to nearly all of our manufacturing sites to help them stay on track and improve operations. He recently returned from his second trip to Haiti, and was eager to share the progress we’ve made together… According to the World Bank, Haiti is the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere, with over half…

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Giving in Haiti

This spring, travel with TOMS to Haiti, a beautiful country with an inspiring spirit of resilience. Five years ago, a catastrophic earthquake caused major damage in southern Haiti, affecting the lives of an estimated 3 million people. The country, the only one in the Western Hemisphere that the United Nations and the World Bank has classified as “least developed,” is still on the mend. TOMS is committed to Haiti, where we’ve had a Giving presence since 2009. Working with Giving Partners like IMA World Health, Convoy of Hope and our featured Shoe Giving Partner this season, Partners In Health, we’ve…

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This is Haiti

TOMS is proud to be showcasing Haiti’s vibrant culture, globally influential art and amazing natural beauty this spring as we debut our latest footwear and our newest One for One®, launching soon. TOMS is committed to creating new jobs in Haiti, a country that has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. In 2014, we opened a manufacturing facility near Port-au-Prince, where your purchases have already allowed us to locally produce and give over 400,000 pairs of shoes. Creative jobs are especially hard to find in Haiti, and TOMS is proud to have also hired thirty Haitian artisans…

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Packing Essentials: TOMS Roasting Co. + X Games

This week, TOMS Roasting Co. is headed to caffeinate our friends at the X Games. We are excited to share TOMS Coffee with the athletes as they showcase their hard work from throughout the year! X Games Aspen 2015 will take place January 22-25, 2015 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. While TOMS Coffee will definitely warm us up from the inside out, here a few things I will be bringing with me to stay toasty throughout X Games. Some suggested items: 1. Brown Leather Searcher Boots — These have been my go to travel boots all winter! They have great…

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Behind the Scenes with Kanene Donehey Pipkin of The Lone Bellow

Last week The Lone Bellow stopped by TOMS HQ to play some songs off their new album Then Came the Morning. After the show we sat down with Kanene to hear about what’s been happening behind the scenes. How do you take your coffee? My favorite is a good black V60, or an occasional cortado when I’m feeling fancy. TOMS classics or lace ups? Wedges! New Year- What’s one of your goals for 2015? I’m still learning the art of spending your time well while spending lots of time in a car every day. I want to write more letters,…

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Empowering Girls: Farishta’s Story

An educated girl can empower herself, help her community and change her country. TOMS has been proud to partner with AmeriCares to help girls achieve a healthy start in Afghanistan. Over the past two years, TOMS has partnered with AmeriCares and its local partner American Medical Overseas Relief (AMOR) in Afghanistan to help thousands of children and mothers receive pre- and postnatal care, vaccination services and health education through its medical outreach programs. Everywhere possible, TOMS Shoes are given after a medical check-up and vaccinations, and provided as part of an adolescent health education program held at various schools and…

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