How We Give Shoes, Step-by-Step

At TOMS, we’re committed to creating the biggest impact possible with the shoes we give, but we recognize that we don’t have all the answers. That’s why we distribute shoes in a very careful and planned out manner with our Giving Partners. Interested in learning more about how it happens? Read on! Make a Match: Everything starts with our supporters’ purchases. Once you’ve bought your new TOMS, we collaborate with our long-term Giving Partners — humanitarian organizations with deep experience and knowledge on the communities they serve — to distribute the same number of pairs that our customers buy. Customize…

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Meet the Game Changer: Nicholas Carlisle, CEO and Founder of No Bully

Meet Game Changer Nicholas Carlisle, CEO and Founder of No Bully. While he’s known for helping prevent bullying in schools, we think you’ll be equally inspired by his passion for eco-friendly living. TOMS: What does No Bully do? Nicholas: No Bully works with schools at many different levels. On one level, we’re helping schools create a culture where all kids feel included. The problem about bullying is that, again and again, kids who are different get excluded. Some kids are particularly at risk. I think you probably know who those are. The kids who have disabilities. The kids who are…

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Congratulations to the Graduates of the Indego Africa Leadership Academy

We are so thrilled to write today with an exciting update from one of the TOMS Marketplace partners, Indego Africa (homewares, jewelry and accessories – all handcrafted by Rwandan artisans). Since 2007, Indego Africa has evolved from 30 partnerships with women across two artisan cooperatives to partnerships with more than 800 women across 23 cooperatives! They have grown from a staff of mostly volunteers and interns to having nine full-time Indego Africa employees (4 in NYC & 5 in Rwanda) who work everyday to drive the organization forward. Most importantly, they have expanded and enhanced their education programs to continue…

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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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The TOMS Ice Cream Man heads to Camp Kindle

When Scott, a Merchandise Planning Manager at our Southern California HQ isn’t busy tracking sales and orders, you can often find him in the kitchen, scooping homemade ice cream for colleagues. This isn’t your standard vanilla chocolate swirl, either; think homemade salted butter caramel, coffee toffee pies and red velvet ice cream cake. If there’s a special celebration in the office, you can count on Scott to have a fresh batch of flavors ready. What could be better than having an ice cream pro as a colleague? Scott spends a full week of his vacation time each year – for…

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Meet the Game Changer: Mr. Cory, Founder and CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies

This week’s Game Changer is Mr. Cory, the CEO and Founder of Mr. Cory’s Cookies. Get a look behind the scenes of how this ten year old started his company from the ground up to help the leading lady in his life, his mom. TOMS: First question. Tell us your name and what you do. Mr. Cory: My name is Mr. Cory and I’m the CEO and founder of Mr. Cory’s Cookies. I also act as head chef. I make the recipes and the cookies; I look over the financials and everything. It’s a really fun job with my mom,…

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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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Meet the Game Changer: Elliott Bisnow, Founder of Summit

Our first Game Changer is Elliott Bisnow, the Founder of Summit Powder Mountain. Take a look behind the scenes of how he’s working with his friends to create a community where great people can gather, collaborate and make a difference. TOMS: Describe what you do and the core idea behind Summit. Elliott: The vision of Summit is to gather great people. Because when great people gather, great things happen. So for the last seven years, Summit has been bringing great people together in different cities and locales. In 2011, we had a vision to build a place. The vision was…

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In Honduras, Jennifer Receives Her Sixth Pair of TOMS Shoes

Name: Jennifer Age: 8 Location: Nueva, Esperanza, Honduras Giving Partner: Feed the Children Shoe Type: Black Canvas Our Giving Partner, Feed the Children, recently sent us this amazing story about 8-year-old Jennifer, who has received six pairs of TOMS Giving Shoes since 2012! We think her story is an amazing testament to the work that our Giving Partners do and the incredible commitment of our supporters to the One for One movement. Jennifer lives in a small community called Nueva Esperanza, which means “New Hope,” in Honduras. The nearest city is about 50 minutes away, creating many challenges for the…

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