TOMS Rad Dads

It’s time to celebrate the father figures in our lives. At TOMS HQ we have a lot of hard working dads, so we sat down and talked to a few of them about fatherhood and their favorite memories with their kids. “No presents necessary on Father’s Day because my greatest gift is being Zach, Brett, and Nick’s Dad.” — Jim, father of Zach, Brett, and Nick “When I think about my absolute favorite thing to do with Summit, it’s spending time together at home in the morning. Heather and I wake up early, make coffee, hang out with the dogs,…

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World Refugee Day: Recognizing Ordinary People, Living Extraordinary Lives

Kristin is a Giving Account Manager at TOMS, helping to foster relationships with Giving Partners around the world, more specifically in the Middle East and Europe. She recently returned from Jordan, where she met with children, parents and teachers affected by the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Today, she tells you the importance of our partners’ work in refugee response as World Refugee Day approaches… Tomorrow, June 20, marks World Refugee Day, a day honoring ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances — war and conflict. Our Giving Partners across Asia, Africa and the Middle East have shared stories of refugees facing everyday…

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Meet Mayor Amner Mendoza Motiño

Mayor Motiño is a government leader in San Antonio, Honduras. His dream is to see all families in San Antonio living with safe water. Currently, he’s focused on making sure each household is equipped with a latrine, because he believes it will greatly improve the quality of life in the communities. “I want the people to know that their voices are heard,” Mayor Motiño shares with a passion in his voice. “I want them to have everything, but first we must start with safe water.” TOMS Roasting Co. partners with Water For People to provide safe water solutions in the…

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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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Supporting Seva Nepal

We continue to support our partner Seva Nepal in the aftermath of the original earthquake on April 25th and the aftershocks on May 12th. The United Nations estimates that more than 8,000 people have been killed, over 870,000 homes destroyed or badly damaged, and 2.8 million people remain in need of humanitarian assistance. We have received an update from our partner that all their staff is safe, though shaken. Here is an update from Nepal in their words: “With 37 years of on-the-ground experience working throughout Nepal, Seva staffers and our network of partner organizations were able to spring into…

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Finding Sustainable Solutions to Bullying

We know the power of Giving from our various other gives, and wanted to apply our One for One model to help address a problem common in the United States and around the world. In the United States, nearly one out of every three students aged 12 to 18, reports being bullied. Our Giving Partners explained it to us best: in any group of three, one student is the target, one is the aggressor, and one is a bystander. Purchases of the TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection will help provide the training of school staff and crisis counselors to help prevent…

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Responding to Bullying with Crisis Text Line

At TOMS, we love creative innovation and exciting solutions. So it’s no wonder that we’re thrilled to call Crisis Text Line one of our Bullying Prevention Giving Partners. Purchases of the TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection 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 all students. Crisis Text Line focuses more specifically on response. Response programs make it as easy as possible for students who are experiencing bullying to get the help they need in moments…

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