Category Archives: Giving

Fostering Empowerment in Sustainable Eye Care

Since the launch of TOMS Eyewear in 2011, we’ve been committed to investing in long-term solutions to eye care. That’s why our Sight Giving program invests in clinics and hospitals, as well as the people who work in them. With the help of Seva Foundation, our lead Sight Giving Partner, we support locally based organizations that train local residents to provide high quality, professional eye care. So it’s not just an investment in the clinics and hospitals; it’s an investment in the people who work in them. Each TOMS Eyewear purchase is carefully structured to contribute to restoring sight to a…

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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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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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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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Aiding in Refugee Relief with TOMS Giving Partners

Now that you know the facts, we wanted to share some stories of how TOMS is working together with Giving Partners across the globe to provide much-needed relief to refugees in the Middle East and Africa. In addition to meeting the basic needs of refugees living in host communities or refugee camps, our Giving Partners are distributing new TOMS Shoes to children whose families have fled their homes due to violence or threat of persecution. TOMS x UNHCR: Giving to Sudanese refugees in Uganda Fifteen-year-old Okello and his family fled their home country of Sudan, now living in the Kyangwali…

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TOMS Recognizes World Refugee Day

The numbers are staggering: there are over 43.7 million refugees and internally displaced people around the world. Nearly half are children, spending their entire childhood far from home because millions of families lost their homes to violence and war. On June 20, TOMS is supporting World Refugee Day, an annual day established by the United Nations to honor the courage, strength and determination of the men, women and children who are forced to flee their homes under the threat of persecution, conflict or violence. TOMS is proud to support our Giving Partners like UNHCR, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and…

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Faces of Za’atari

TOMS is honored to support Save the Children‘s efforts to provide relief to Syrian refugees in Jordan. Save the Children teams are on the ground providing basics like food, blankets and TOMS Winter Boots to children at the Za’atari Refugee Camp to help keep families safe and warm. Get to know a few of the kids they’ve met. MAJIDA, age 15 “I like my Arabic, English and French lessons, as well as math.” “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “I would love to be a journalist one day. In fact, I registered with the photography class at the…

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TOMS Winter Boot update: Providing Aid to Syrian Refugees

Here on the blog we’ve shared that over 4 million children have been affected by the Syrian civil war, which is now well into its third year. It has driven hundreds of thousands of families from their home country, leaving them without access to basic services like healthcare and education. This leaves many of them unprepared for the cold winter months. TOMS Giving Partners Save the Children and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have been hard at work aiding children living in Iraq, Lebanon and the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Mafraq, Jordan. Za’atari is the fourth-most populous place in Jordan…

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With a Father’s Sight Restored, a Family Rejoices

Name: Habibur Age: 40 Country: Bangladesh Sight Giving Partner: Quasem Foundation, Marium Eye Hospital In 2010, Habibur, a worker at a biscuit production factory in Bangladesh, began losing sight in his right eye due to cataract. By 2012, he also lost sight in his other eye, causing him to be bilaterally blind. Unable to see and perform his work every day, Habibur eventually lost his job, causing his family’s household income to suffer. As a result, his wife could no longer tend to the children and returned to work as a housemaid so she could support the family. After receiving a TOMS-supported cataract surgery…

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