Category Archives: Movement

Inc + TOMS Pitch for Good

Inc and TOMS are coming together to help fund the most promising social enterprises using business to change the world. Blake Mycoskie has selected six finalists to participate in the Pitch for Good event for a chance to win up to $100,000 from the TOMS Social Entrepreneurship Fund. With the creation of TOMS Social Entrepreneurship Fund, Blake has pledged to uncover and support the next generation of entrepreneurs using business to build a better tomorrow. Pitch for Good is an exciting first step in this journey. Tuesday, May 17th Inc.’s Growco Conference Las Vegas, NV Finalists: CommuniGift CommuniGift is an…

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Traveling TOMS: @jennakutcher

We are excited to share this week’s Traveling TOMS story. Jenna Kutcher is a wedding photographer from Wisconsin and we’re motivated by her joy for life and love for people. Read on to learn more about her and her travels. Name: Jenna Kutcher Hometown: Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin Occupation: Wedding Photographer and Educator Hobby: Watercolor painting, rescuing puppies, going on mission trips, taking naps, eating mac and cheese and seeing the world. Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS take me everywhere (no, really, they rarely leave my feet). We live in a tiny town in Wisconsin and I mostly…

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Traveling TOMS: @bubbasellars

This week we’re excited to explore Oregon with Bubba Sellars. We’re inspired by his excitement for travel and his joy for new experiences. Name: Bubba Sellars Hometown: Born and raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The road is my home, though. Occupation: I am a traveling photographer and artist. Hobby: I like to drive…a lot. It’s my great escape and it goes well with what I do for a living. Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS have taken me all over the world. In the last couple months, I’ve traveled the entire West Coast–Northern Washington to Southern California–and to…

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Traveling TOMS: @joannepio

This week we’re exploring with the talented and lovely Joanne Pio. Read along to see what inspires her and where she’s going in her Traveling TOMS. Name: Joanne Pio Hometown: Grew up in Los Angeles, CA; currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Occupation: Lifestyle + Portrait photographer Hobby: Researching new places to eat, aka “Yelp-ing.” And to balance all the delicious donuts and ice cream, I also enjoy running outdoors or taking a hot yoga class. Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS have taken me pretty much all over the U.S. and to a few countries in Europe and Asia….

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Traveling TOMS: @jacobworthey

This week we’re traveling with Jacob Worthey who manages the TOMS Portland Community Outpost Instagram channel. Read on to hear how his #travelingTOMS remind him to be grateful every single day. Name: Jacob Worthey Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO Occupation: Sales Associate and Social Media Captain for TOMS Portland Hobby: Writing and performing beat poetry, reading everything from Stoic Philosophy to YA fiction and spending a quiet afternoon on the Oregon coast. Where are your TOMS taking you? Since my first pair of Classics, my TOMS have taken me from Colorado to Canada, to several countries in Europe and back again….

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Traveling TOMS: @sophiacriswell

This Portland resident constantly seeks adventure and works to create a better world every day. This week we’re exploring Portland, Oregon with Sophia Criswell. Name: Sophia Criswell Hometown: Portland, Oregon. Born and raised, and have yet to leave. Hobby: You can often find me sipping a latte at a local coffee shop, exploring the Oregon Coast or styling at Free People Portland. I enjoy creating through photography, acrylic paints and styling. Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS have taken me all the way from Portland, Oregon to Jacmel, Haiti, and lately to the windy Columbia River Gorge and the…

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Traveling TOMS: @johnphilp3

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This month, we’re following six people as they report their #travelingTOMS stories. First up, Cape Town with John Philp Thompson. Name: John Philp Thompson Hometown: Grew up in Dallas, Texas; currently based in Chicago. Occupation: Photographer and love to travel for work (or fun!). Hobby: Cooking. I try to cook as often as I can and would love to go to culinary school at some point. I also collect hotel key cards, succulents, concert ticket stubs, matchbooks and…

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AT&T + TOMS Behind the Scenes

The AT&T and TOMS commercial was a huge hit for us! Some of the filming took place over two days in Barranquilla, Colombia, with our Giving Partner – Children International.  Take a peek below to learn more from Blake and others about what it took to produce the AT&T & TOMS spot and how the AT&T network continues to keep TOMS connected.

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COMMUNITY SUPPORTER OF THE MONTH

TOMS is grateful to our supporters who find unique ways to share the TOMS story. Each month, we take a moment to highlight one or a group of these awesome supporters. Ian S. Kendall and Keyearra Tucker are freshmen students at Governor’s State University (IL). As part of their University’s One Book: One University program, they set out to identify a need and “start something that matters.” Launched in 2010, the One Book: One University program selects one book per semester to bring together the University’s community through dialogue, lectures, discussion groups, class assignments and more. This past fall, Start…

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