Marie’s Volunteer Story: Inspired by Giving in Peru

Today’s story was written by Marie, Merchandise Planning Manager of North America at TOMS.  On a typical day, you will find her working on inventory plans with her team, forecasting next years’ sales budgets, and answering emails about the day’s business. Read on to learn more about how Marie’s Giving Trip experience and how it led her to volunteer in Peru: My first Giving Trip forever changed me and my second trip confirmed it. On my trip in February 2013 with Buckner International Peru, I was in awe and inspired by the strength of the mothers we encountered. When I went…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT

In January 2016, TOMS introduced The Tomorrows Project to our employees, giving them an opportunity to be ambassadors for good. Since it’s inception, we have seen an overwhelming response of new projects from sending kids to grief camp to refurbishing end-of-life laptops to donate to a local children’s non-profit. What is The Tomorrows Project? The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie came up with to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. We created a digital platform for employees to post their ideas (such as build a…

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10 Years of Giving, Together

As we celebrate a decade of TOMS, there is so much to be proud of. We have grown our giving model beyond shoes, created four additional One for One businesses, and are selling TOMS in 75 countries. What does 10 years of giving together look like? With help of our customers and giving partners around the world, we’ve been able to give over 60 million new pairs of shoes, restore sight to over 400,000 people, provide over 335,000 weeks of safe water, and helping to support safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers. And this is just the beginning. We…

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Profiles in One for One: Jose Julian Receives Shoes Since 2012

As TOMS celebrates our 10-year anniversary, the Giving Team wanted to spotlight some of the Giving Partners and the beneficiaries we have had the pleasure to work with. We are lucky to share the story of Jose Julian, an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Read on to learn more about Jose Julian and his participation as part of Feed the Children Nicaragua’s Child Development Program: Jose Julian is an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Pueblo Nuevo is a town in the northwestern part of Nicaragua, situated near the Honduras-Nicaragua border. The area…

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Sankati’s Letter from India

As we celebrate TOMS 10th birthday, we take time to reflect on the first 10 years of Giving and the work our Giving Partners do around the world every day. Recently, one of our Sight Giving Partners shared a letter from a patient who received quality eye care and a pair of glasses thanks to a purchase of TOMS eyewear. Special thank you to Sight Giving Partners Seva Foundation and LV Prasad Eye Institute for sharing this letter with us. We wanted to share it with all of you: Shown here is Sankati, a 45-year-old woman from Mahboobnagar District in…

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TOMS Impact on Hogar de Ninos

Today’s note was written by Vivian Chahin, Voluntary Executive Director at Hogar de Niños Enmanuel located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Vivian has been Voluntary Executive Director of the home for the last 10 years. Hogar Enmanuel became a TOMS Shoe Giving Partner in 2010 after Vivian’s then 15-year-old daughter, Andrea, saw TOMS in Teen Vogue. Hogar Enmanuel is a TOMS family favorite as Giving Trips travel to Honduras to learn more about the work Hogar Enmanuel is doing in their local community and to spend time with the kids at the home. Read on to hear how Vivian reflects…

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Give Back On Your Special Day

Wedding season is here! We are so inspired by couples who choose to give back on their wedding day, so we have put together a list of some of our favorite ideas: Community service with your wedding party. Spend one day of your bachelor or bachelorette party serving other people in your community. Welcome bags. There’s nothing better than a “feel good, do good” goodie bag to welcome guests traveling to your wedding. Fill it with brands that give back for a heartwarming touch. Wear TOMS Shoes. From the flower girls and the wedding party to the bride and groom, TOMS Shoes are…

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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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