Category Archives: Movement

TOMS + Greek Life

Greek recruitment is already around the corner (sorry for the reminder that summer is almost over)! Are you getting ready to welcome potential new members to your chapter? Here are a few simple ways TOMS can help in sharing how your group gives back: • Show your philanthropic spirit by wearing TOMS shoes, eyewear, or bags during recruitment. For every product purchased, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.® Learn about how your group can make an impact and how each of our products gives back here. • Serve TOMS Roasting Co. at your recruitment events. Every…

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August Community Supporter of the Month: Katie from Dear Past Me

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, Katie shares her story. Middle school can be a challenge! There is a lot to learn about during this time – body changes, learning right from wrong, and struggling to fit in. It’s even harder if you feel like you don’t have someone to talk to about all of it. As a recent high school graduate, there are so many things that I…

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Proud of Ya, Kid

Leadercast Now believes in the core value of “Beyond You” leadership – putting your team first and letting them know every day that you respect and value them as people. In collaboration with Leadercast, TOMS Global Brand Ambassador Bethany Joy Clark shares a moving story about an amazing “Beyond You” leader who has forever influenced her own leadership journey – her grandfather, Major General George William Smith… Last week I attended my grandfather’s funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. It was one of the most profound experiences I’ve witnessed as it wasn’t just a funeral, it was truly a celebration of…

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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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