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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On the Ground: Fighting Poverty with Children International

We are fortunate enough to have a guest post from Giving Partner, Children International told by CI Storyteller, Matt Staub. Children International has been a TOMS Giving Partner since 2013 and currently distributes TOMS Shoes in nine countries through their holistic child and youth development programs. Read on to learn more about Children International and the amazing work they do… Children International has one goal: to break the cycle of poverty for kids. Working in ten countries and facing truly challenging circumstances, we rely on a variety of tactics to be successful in reaching this goal. What’s interesting is that even the…

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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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ONE x ONE @ TOMS globalFEST Artists

Live music for all. ONE x ONE @ TOMS at our TOMS Austin Community Outpost is going to be a blast! Join us March 15-19 for entertainment for all ages. From local eats to live music to DJ lessons and more. We can’t wait to see these two inspiring Global Fest Artists perform! Madame Gandhi – Tuesday, March 15 Madame Gandhi is an electronic music duo comprised of two inspiring women, Kiran Gandhi and Alexia Riner, from Los Angeles featuring uplifting and soulful soundscapes that explore themes of liberation. Kiran Gandhi is a drummer, producer, music analyst and feminist. Kiran’s goal…

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TRACY’S GIVING TRIP IN COLOMBIA

As a TOMS employee, the lure of a Giving Trip greets you the moment you first set foot in the office. Photos of children line the walls, conference rooms are named after countries we’ve established partnerships in, and mementos from past trips can be found in every corner of the office. The chance to see our partners’ work in action is an opportunity afforded to all members of the TOMS family after your first, third and then every third year of employment. My first trip took me to El Salvador, and before I knew it, it was time to begin planning…

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TOMS Celebrates International Women’s Day

We are so excited to celebrate International Women’s Day and some truly incredible women! We asked a few women around TOMS HQ to tell us a little bit about the women who inspire them daily. Malala Yousafzai — Activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate “In 2014, I heard Malala speak for the fist time during the Women in the World conference in New York City. I was fascinated by her story, stunned by her eloquence and in awe of her fearlessness. What I love about Malala is that she does her best to lead an ordinary day-to-day life….

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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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TOMS Shoe Box Office Presents

Everyone at TOMS loves a good awards show, so we decided to give a few movies a spin of our own. The TOMS Shoe Box Office Presents: The Returned: A film about never giving up. East of Manhattan: A great place to fall in love. Area: A meditation on motherhood. Flashlight: Shine a light in the dark. The Little Green Man: Never leave a buddy behind. Overpass of Agents: Why one when you can have two? The Small Tall: A great little movie about a lot of money. Absurd Alex: When you steal ladies, folks get mad.  

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TOMS AT&T Oscars Commercial

It started in 2006 with a simple idea, for every pair sold TOMS would donate a new pair to a child in need. One for one. Now 50+ million children in need have received shoes. TOMS started as a small business with no proper office and has grown to a global organization with offices across the globe over the past ten years. We’ve teamed up with AT&T once again to share the story of TOMS and how they have helped us stay connected through the years. AT&T traveled to Colombia with our Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, Blake Mycoskie, to…

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