Category Archives: Movement

What’s a TOMS Campus Club?

During the early days of TOMS, we drove a van across the U.S. with the goal of stopping at as many college and university campuses as we could to share the TOMS story (we coined it the Vagabond Tour). Students were quick to recognize that the One for One model of giving back was a unique and creative way to make an impact in the lives of others. Many asked how they could get involved and what they could do to spread the movement in their communities. Thus, the beginning of TOMS Campus Clubs. Today, TOMS Campus Clubs are groups…

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Style Your Sole – What’s That?

One of the most creative ways groups of TOMS supporters give back is through Style Your Sole. Style Your Sole is a way to express your individuality through art by customizing a pair of TOMS Canvas Classics. Over the years, we have seen so many cool iterations of this activity—Here are some of our favorites: Birthday Parties: Birthday parties are a great time to come together with friends and family to celebrate the act of giving on a larger scale. For example, to celebrate her 5th birthday, a TOMS supporter named Ellie held a party with an impact. She invited…

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TOMS Campus Club Spotlight: Duquesne University

Today we’d like to celebrate a very special group of community supporters who were essential in helping us get our start in the early days at TOMS and continue to spread the One for One movement –the TOMS Campus Clubs. These organizations are based on campuses around the world and all share the TOMS way of living for one, another. To provide some insight into the activities of our Campus Clubs, we’ve invited the Duquesne University TOMS Campus Club to share what they’ve been up to in 2015. By: Molly Graveno, President, TOMS Campus Club at Duquesne University Duquesne’s TOMS…

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Community Supporter of the Month

Meet our December Community Supporter of the Month, Hayley. We received her story via TOMS.com/Tribe and were humbled to hear how TOMS and her grandmother, Nanny, inspired her to give back. By Hayley Deutsch, TOMS December Community Supporter of the Month Hi! My name is Hayley and I am a current student at Clemson University. I first heard about TOMS from my grandmother, Barbara Deutsch (or Nanny as my family called her). Nanny was a true fashionista. She had a tradition called “Tuesday Gifts,” and my sister Jenna and I would often receive out of the blue items in the…

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Happy Thankful Month TOMS Tribe!

In honor of November—which we’ve unofficially deemed Thankful Month—we wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU. We hope it’s crystal clear that we could not do what we do each day at TOMS without the decision you’ve made to support and advocate for the One for One movement. This past summer we had the incredible opportunity to meet with a group of our TOMS tribe members (who we met while chatting with you all on our social media channels). Once again, we were truly inspired by each person’s passion for giving back to those in need. Today we’d…

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COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS OF THE MONTH

From classroom activities to Style Your Sole parties, our TOMS Tribe is sharing how they give in thoughtful and innovative ways. This month, Samantha Greenberg, Coordinator of First Year Programs at Wichita State University, shares a recent TOMS-inspired initiative that took place on campus. We are grateful for the ongoing support of these avid TOMS Tribe members! By guest author, Samantha Greenberg To kick off the school year at Wichita State University (WSU), Start Something That Matters was selected as the 2015-16 book for our common read program, WSU Reads. WSU Reads is a tool that our office (Student Success)…

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One Day Without Shoes InstaMeet

Remember when we asked you to post a bare foot photo for One Day Without Shoes last May? We still can’t believe that you helped us give 296,243 pairs of new shoes to children in need. We are moved and inspired by the commitment of the TOMS Tribe to improve the lives of others. During last year’s One Day Without Shoes, we met Oscar Nilsson (@oscarwastaken). Oscar is the founder of @nowrongwaysf, a compilation of all the things we love about San Francisco. When I heard about ODWS I knew I wanted to participate in a fun campaign for a…

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WORLD SIGHT DAY: 10 WAYS TO FOCUS ON SIGHT

285 million people are blind or visually impaired, yet 80% of these cases could be treated or prevented. The loss of sight can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life, affecting a person’s family and community. To help alleviate that burden, we launched TOMS Eyewear in 2011, with a One for One give helps restore sight to people in need, and contributes to the long-term sustainability of eye care organizations around the world. For World Sight Day 2015, we invite you, our community, to join us for a day to Focus On Sight (October 8, 2015). Help us bring…

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Community Supporter of the Month: World Sight Day Spotlight

Guest post by Nan Price of The Woodlands Children’s Museum Part of our mission at The Woodlands Children’s Museum in Woodlands, TX, is sharing information about cultures around the world, including raising awareness for global issues. Each year, we participate in TOMS World Sight Day because it presents the opportunity to educate, empower and excite children and their families through learning and play. Through the support we receive from TOMS, children not only discover the many ranges of visual disabilities, but also how they can individually be part of the solution. Every year, TOMS provides us with great resources and…

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