Category Archives: Giving

Debi’s Giving Trip in the United States

Debi is a TOMS employee in the IT department who recently returned from her first Giving Trip. After visiting Save the Children in the Morongo Valley in California, she was inspired to share what she learned about Giving just a few hours away from our own HQ in Los Angeles… He looks at me with a bit of a sheepish grin as he responds to my hand in the air calling him to me. He bounds into the seat and offers me his right foot. There is a sparkle in an eye that beckons me closer. I ask his name…

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World Refugee Day: Recognizing Ordinary People, Living Extraordinary Lives

Kristin is a Giving Account Manager at TOMS, helping to foster relationships with Giving Partners around the world, more specifically in the Middle East and Europe. She recently returned from Jordan, where she met with children, parents and teachers affected by the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Today, she tells you the importance of our partners’ work in refugee response as World Refugee Day approaches… Tomorrow, June 20, marks World Refugee Day, a day honoring ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances — war and conflict. Our Giving Partners across Asia, Africa and the Middle East have shared stories of refugees facing everyday…

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Meet Mayor Amner Mendoza Motiño

Mayor Motiño is a government leader in San Antonio, Honduras. His dream is to see all families in San Antonio living with safe water. Currently, he’s focused on making sure each household is equipped with a latrine, because he believes it will greatly improve the quality of life in the communities. “I want the people to know that their voices are heard,” Mayor Motiño shares with a passion in his voice. “I want them to have everything, but first we must start with safe water.” TOMS Roasting Co. partners with Water For People to provide safe water solutions in the…

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Supporting Seva Nepal

We continue to support our partner Seva Nepal in the aftermath of the original earthquake on April 25th and the aftershocks on May 12th. The United Nations estimates that more than 8,000 people have been killed, over 870,000 homes destroyed or badly damaged, and 2.8 million people remain in need of humanitarian assistance. We have received an update from our partner that all their staff is safe, though shaken. Here is an update from Nepal in their words: “With 37 years of on-the-ground experience working throughout Nepal, Seva staffers and our network of partner organizations were able to spring into…

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Finding Sustainable Solutions to Bullying

We know the power of Giving from our various other gives, and wanted to apply our One for One model to help address a problem common in the United States and around the world. In the United States, nearly one out of every three students aged 12 to 18, reports being bullied. Our Giving Partners explained it to us best: in any group of three, one student is the target, one is the aggressor, and one is a bystander. Purchases of the TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection will help provide the training of school staff and crisis counselors to help prevent…

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Responding to Bullying with Crisis Text Line

At TOMS, we love creative innovation and exciting solutions. So it’s no wonder that we’re thrilled to call Crisis Text Line one of our Bullying Prevention Giving Partners. Purchases of the TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection help provide the training of school staff and crisis counselors to help prevent and respond to instances of bullying. Through this give, TOMS hopes to improve the safety, academic performance and well-being of all students. Crisis Text Line focuses more specifically on response. Response programs make it as easy as possible for students who are experiencing bullying to get the help they need in moments…

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ODWS: Supporting Refugees with TOMS Winter Boots

TOMS Giving Partner Save the Children has been working at the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Mafraq, Jordan. Za’atari is the fourth most populous place in Jordan because of refugees fleeing Syria to escape the conflict. At the camp, Save the Children is creating Child-Friendly Spaces and Youth Friendly Spaces for young Syrian refugees. In these spaces, Save the Children is able to offer a sense of safety and normalcy to children, with the opportunity to learn, play, and recover from the horrors of war in safety. It is in these spaces where children like 15-year-old Majida received a pair of…

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ayzh Founder Shares her Safe Birth Story

Zubaida Bai is the founder and CEO of ayzh, one of TOMS’ Safe Birth Giving Partners. She is also the creator of the Clean Birth Kit in a Purse and is widely regarded as an expert and leader in the field of engineering design for low-cost women’s health products customized for the developing world. This Mother’s Day, we asked Zubaida to share her personal story and ties to maternal health in India. We’re inspired by her story and are eager to work with ayzh to help make childbirth safer for women in developing countries. Read on, as Zubaida recounts her…

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ODWS: Tackling Childhood Obesity with LA’s BEST

In the last 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in the United States. It’s this reason, among many, that TOMS saw it as incredibly important to help give new Sports Shoes to children in the United States through a variety of programs and partners who work to tackle childhood obesity in the United States. Right in TOMS HQ’s own backyard, Giving Partner LA’s BEST distributes new Sports Shoes to children enrolled in its BEST Fit program, which integrates shoes into health programming with a focus on physical activity and nutrition, and encourages kids to become advocates for healthier…

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