What it Means to Give at Four Years Old

Nearly one year ago, while reading through questions and comments posted on the TOMS Facebook page, we were made aware of a blog post written by TOMS supporter and Peace Corps volunteer, Gina Althoff. In her post she shares one of the greatest results one could hope for as an employee at TOMS – that of a child learning about how One for One works and making the decision to take action and help other children in need. We are so inspired and grateful for the opportunity to share this story of giving just in time for the holidays: Christmas…

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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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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO WORK AT TOMS? Q&A WITH AN ECOMMERCE PLANNER

Name: Marie Gavett Hometown: Dallas, Texas Job at TOMS: Sr. Online Ecommerce Planner Years at TOMS: Four Favorite pair of TOMS: For sentimental reasons, my Women’s Red Alpargatas. They were my very first pair! My current favorite is this season’s Leila booties. I have both the warm tan leather booties and the black leather booties. They are SO comfortable! TOMS Giving Trips: Peru, Shoe Giving with Buckner International (2013) and Peru, Shoe Giving with Coprodeli (2015) TOMS: How did you end up working for TOMS? I had been following TOMS checking for any possible job openings. While making copies of buy plans…

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5 Things I Learned from Big Cats

Meet today’s guest author, Aleksandra Orbeck-Nilsen, a friend of TOMS and Founder of Nanofasa, a conservation organization working to preserve the San communities and wildlife of South Africa (the world’s oldest culture). Several years ago Aleksandra left a supermodel career to discover the country of Namibia. Within the first few months in her new home she found herself working with a wildlife foundation to save animals, including leopards and lions. In honor of National Geographic’s Big Cats Week, we asked Aleks to share with us some of the things she learned from her furry yet fierce companions. I went to Africa…

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Travel to Botswana with the TOMS Animal Initiative

Founder of the TOMS Animal Initiative, Heather Mycoskie, was inspired to start the TOMS Animal Initiative when she learned that wild lions are at risk of being extinct. Through the TOMS Animal Initiative, we partner with nonprofit animal conservation organizations to drive awareness and funding for global animal protection. Recently Heather traveled to Botswana to join National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, who founded the Big Cats Initiative with National Geographic in 2009. For the latest TOMS Animal Initiative, we are excited to partner with National Geographic and support its critical nonprofit work through the Big Cats Collection. Inspired…

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Thankful Day at TOMS

One of our favorite and most time-honored traditions at TOMS is coming together as a company and giving thanks- for the good times, for the lessons and for each other. When we were a young and busy company, first starting out, we gathered together for a potluck and went around in a circle thanking each other. We said thanks for the little things; for the words of encouragement, the laughs and the small favors. We said thanks for the bigger things as well; the late nights, the long days and the constant hustle. And through this, TOMS Thankful Day was…

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Enter to Win: TOMS Marketplace Gifts With Purpose

This holiday, when you gift items from TOMS Marketplace to those you love most, you’re giving so much more than just a gift; you’re also helping someone in need, providing an additional gift of education, housing, small business loans, employment, food or water. To help make your holiday more impactful, we’ve put together a gift guide full of heartfelt, do-good gifts for everyone on your list. BONUS: Enter our holiday giveaway to win all 10 items! If you win, feel free to keep, donate and gift each item as you wish. CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN ALL 10 ITEMS!…

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Give Double the Water

We have a special treat for those of you who love to brew coffee at home! This holiday season, we are excited to announce a new collaboration with Chemex to create a special edition TOMS & Chemex Coffeemaker. For each purchase, TOMS & Chemex will each give one week of safe water to a person in need. That’s a total of two weeks of safe water! Globally, over 700 million people worldwide don’t have access to safe water, making it difficult for them to stay healthy, work or attend school. The TOMS Water Giving program features Giving Partners who have…

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