Category Archives: Giving

Saving Sight in Cambodia: Din’s Story

On October 13, 2016, TOMS will join other organizations around the world in recognizing World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Read more about Din, a farmer from Cambodia, who had his sight restored: Din is a 55-year-old farmer that lives with his wife and six children near Battambang, Cambodia.  He started to lose his eyesight three years ago but it became a serious problem for him in the last year. Din and his family tend a small patch of land and grows rice. Without sight,…

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Employee Giving Experience: Erik, TOMS Eyewear

On October 13, 2016, TOMS will join other organizations around the world in recognizing World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Today’s post was written by TOMS Eyewear Merchandiser and Product Developer, Erik!   I started at TOMS five years ago, just after TOMS Eyewear launched. I’ve had an amazing time building the collection to what it is today. One of my favorite things about TOMS Eyewear is how we give to restore sight. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to travel the world,…

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Seva: World Sight Day 2016

On October 13, 2016, TOMS will join other organizations around the world in recognizing World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Today’s story comes to us from Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation and their Program Grants Coordinator, Maggie Vizcarra: I have a morning routine. After snoozing my alarm two or six times, I get out of bed blurry and bleary eyed. I put on my glasses to fix the blur and make a strong cup of coffee to combat the blear. I’ve been wearing glasses and…

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Save the Children: Running to a Healthy Future with TOMS

We have the privilege of working with over 100 Giving Partners around the world to help give to those in need. TOMS has partnered with Save the Children, an international development organization and Shoe Giving Partner, since 2011. Read on to learn about how Save the Children’s Healthy Choices program will keep children active this coming school year: In the United States, nearly 1 in 5 children lives in poverty — that’s 15 million kids who know what it means to go without important things like healthy food and opportunities to play and exercise — things they need to grow, learn and…

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No Bully: Creating Bully-free Campuses

We have the privilege of working with over 100 Giving Partners around the world to help give to those in need. TOMS has partnered with No Bully®, a U.S. based social change organization and Bully Prevention Giving Partner. Read on to learn more about No Bully’s methodology of preventing bullying in the school system from their Founder and CEO: Pablo was one of the most beaten down kids I have ever seen. This was his second year of middle school and Pablo was outgrowing his peers. Yet he stooped like an old man. Avoiding eye contact, he told me a…

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BRAC: She’s Saving Lives

BRAC’s network of more than 300,000 community health promoters is one of the largest in the world. Volunteers from local communities, like Ruth in Uganda, are trained to provide pre- and post-natal care to pregnant mothers and refer them to nearby clinics if they have pregnancy complications. Community health promoters also treat children for malaria, tuberculosis and malnutrition and host health forums to educate community members about how to stay healthy.   To learn more about BRAC and its Community Health Promoter Program, please visit bracusa.org.

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BRAC: Fighting poverty with community-led change

We have the privilege of working with over 100 Giving Partners around the world to help give to those in need. BRAC, an international development organization and Safe Birth Giving Partner, was recently ranked the number one NGO in the world for 2016 by NGO Advisor. Today, we are excited to share with you what makes them different. Bangladesh 2012. ©BRAC BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972, and today is a global leader in creating opportunities for people living in poverty. Its founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, was an executive with Shell Oil; but he left his job to…

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Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS, shares her Giving story in Tanzania

Today’s story is Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS. Most days you will find her working with the Marketing team and conceptualising all kind of projects to bring our One for One® movement to life. In January, Floor went to Tanzania and came back with an inspiring story that we could not wait to share with you. TOMS has been giving in Tanzania since early 2011. To date, TOMS and our network of Giving Partners have given over 1.3M shoes to children in need in Tanzania. Name:  Floor Weenen Job Title: Marketing Coordinator EMEA Number of Years at TOMS: 1 ½ years Hometown: Amsterdam…

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Volunteering For One, Another

TOMS gives through a network of Giving Partners, nonprofit humanitarian organizations that we work with in the field. These partners have deep experience in the regions they serve, as well as expertise in poverty alleviation and international development. Read on to learn more about how volunteers fill a critical role within these organizations to distribute TOMS shoes around the world: The task of delivering shoes to children isn’t easy. Giving shoes thoughtfully and responsibly requires a lot of work and dedication. Our commitment to give shoes to children around the world is carried out by a group of over 90…

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