Category Archives: Movement

Community Supporter of the Month – Angela

The TOMS Community Team works with individuals who aspire to create positive change. Each month, we feature a supporter from the TOMS Tribe who is inspiring others in their life through their efforts for good. This month, Angela shares her story. Seven years ago, I became a human rights activist. I was thirteen when I discovered the term, ‘trafficking.’ My best friend had been wearing a beautiful pair of pajamas at a weekend sleepover, and I had to get my hands on a pair for myself. She showed me a website that sold – what were donned – Punjammies, and…

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Community Supporter of the Month – Nicholle

My name is Nicholle from Phoenix, Arizona, and this is my TOMS story… When I heard about TOMS, I was astounded that one person (TOMS Founder, Blake Mycoskie) could give business an entirely new meaning. Through a mission at work towards the common good, TOMS could make a difference through a simple purchase. “With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.” This motto became core to my essential values. What began as a simple idea, advanced into a powerful business model. I was so inspired by the TOMS story and passionate towards the…

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“Hurting People Hurt People” – Colin, 12 Years Old

TOMS has teamed up with Journeys to create the TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection; a new One for One with an aim to stop bullying, one youth at a time. With each purchase of a StandUp Backpack, TOMS will help our Giving Partners to provide training for school staff and remote volunteers to prevent and respond to instances of bullying. We’re very excited to contribute to the anti-bullying movement as this issue has affected each of us at TOMS in one way or another. In celebration of this collection, we’ll be sharing stories from our community, TOMS employees and Journeys employees…

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Be Who You Are

Nearly one out of every three of students ages 12-18 in the United States reports being bullied.That’s why we have teamed up with Journey’s to create the TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection. Purchases of the collection will 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 middle and high school students. TOMS secured a network of Giving Partners with programming in bullying prevention and support, whose positive anti-bullying programs for schools and teenagers can be strengthened with…

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TOMS Community Supporter of the Month: Brayden

  This month, we wanted to share an inspirational story about a special 5-year-old little boy, a TOMS community supporter, battling Glioblastoma Multiformem, a form of brain cancer. His speech teacher, Jenny, shared the story with us and we are humbled to have the opportunity to share it with our TOMS Tribe audience. Brayden was diagnosed last March. Brayden noticed that Jenny had been wearing TOMS shoes during their classes and expressed a curiosity about them. Jenny explained how buying TOMS shoes helps kids in need around the world receive shoes. One for One®. After this conversation, Brayden wanted to…

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TOMS Supporters of the Month: Girl Scout Troop 3425

Each month, we highlight a different individual or group from our community, the #TOMStribe, to share their stories about how they give back to make a difference. This month, our friends from the Girl Scouts have the floor… Eleven unique girls make up Girl Scout Troop 3425 (San Diego, CA). They have been a troop for five years, led by Troop Leader Kelly Campbell, actively seeking opportunities to enhance their leadership skills. Troop 3425 is a proud participant of Girl Scout Cookie Season. The money they earn is used for troop operations, including badges, workshops, encampments, and many other activities. …

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Marketplace Feature: Give Perf

TOMS is thrilled to have a new partner on TOMS Marketplace, Give Perf. We sat down with Brooke and Casey, the (newly engaged!) couple who founded the company to hear how they got started and what we can expect to see next. Tell us the story behind the name Give Perf. “Perf” is a term that has been used in Casey’s family for years. At its origin, they used it as a word for getting cozy — but throughout time it has evolved into a feeling used to describe the moments in time you wish could last forever. Getting Perf:…

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Introducing TOMS x Skype in the Classroom

Dear TOMS tribe, I am so proud to announce that students all around the world will now have a cool new way to get inspired, thanks to TOMS’ new partnership with Skype in the Classroom. TOMS and Skype in the Classroom are launching a program that will allow students and youth organizations to connect with TOMS Giving and Marketplace partners. Whether you are an aspiring change-maker, social entrepreneur, teacher or youth leader, this exciting new program will enable you to connect into the TOMS world and with each other in a whole new way. Nine years ago, I was in…

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Celebrate World Water Day with TOMS on March 22

Did you know? More than 840 thousand people die each year from water related disease, approximately the population of San Francisco. On March 22nd, TOMS will join the United Nations in celebrating World Water Day. This is a global day to celebrate water, bring attention to the importance of safe water and advocate for the sustainable management of water resources. Follow along for ideas on how to get involved and help share the importance of safe water for all. 6 Easy Ways to Participate in World Water Day with TOMS: 1. Visit your local TOMS Roasting Co. store – they’ll be offering complimentary free…

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