TOMS Giving has a New Website!

Hey there, Sarah here. Most of you reading the TOMS Blog don’t know me, but I manage our Giving Communications here at TOMS, and act as the voice of TOMS Giving on the blog. You may not have noticed, but this morning, Giving hit a major milestone. After nearly two years of work by an incredible — and I mean INCREDIBLE — cross-collaborative team, we launched a new, more in-depth section of TOMS.com dedicated entirely to all aspects of TOMS Giving. When I tell you this project was a labor of love, I mean it. The web redesign began almost…

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TOMS Roasting Co. Coffee Chat Series: Meet Barista Amy Harris

Here at TOMS, we know our baristas put the sole soul into each of our TOMS Roasting Co. locations. From our Los Angeles Flagship to our newest stores in Austin, Portland and Chicago, these TOMS employees have a lot to talk about when it comes to coffee. Read on over the next few weeks for some of their coffee tips and tales. Click here to view the first coffee chat. Today we will share a bit more about one of our TOMS Roasting Co. Austin baristas: Amy Harris. Her first cup of coffee at age 5 was served in a tiny plastic princess mug…

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Ryan Beatty Travels to Haiti with TOMS

One of our favorite California natives -singer, Ryan Beatty- joined TOMS in Haiti for our spring 2015 campaign photo shoot. This is a country where TOMS is working to not only distribute shoes, but also provide jobs to those in need at our Giving Shoe manufacturing facility in Port-au-Prince. We are very excited to share the sights and sounds of this country over the next few weeks and thought we’d catch up with Ryan to hear what he thought of travelling around Haiti. Visiting Haiti “The trip was such an incredible experience for me. I was backstage at a show the…

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Game Time Recipes

The big game is happening this Sunday, so we did some research around #TOMShq and found out our coworkers’ favorite go-to game-time snacks. From quick and easy deviled eggs to blue ribbon winning pizza – your party guests won’t go home hungry. Charlene, our Email Marketing Specialist and Texas native, found her recipe on the Home Sick Texan. Accompany with the chips of your choice, and you have an instant crowd pleaser. Corn and Black Bean Salsa (Serves 4-6) Ingredients: 2 cups freshly shucked sweet corn (about 4 cobs) or 2 cups frozen A 15-ounce can of black beans, drained or 1…

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#FashionTalk Twitter Chat Recap: TOMS and Giving in the New Year

Event: #FashionTalk Twitter Chat, January 21st, 2-3 p.m. PST Hosted by CollegeFashionista TOMS joined CollegeFashionista for #FashionTalk, a Twitter-based group discussion focused on giving in 2015. TOMS had the opportunity to speak with College Fashionista’s readers and share our giving tips, career advice and more. Here is a snippet of the Q&A in case you were not able to join in on the fun. GIVING Q: What are your New Year’s resolutions? A: We plan on getting more involved with our US Giving Partners outside of work! Q: What tips would you give to young people who want to take…

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Giving in the U.S. with Save the Children

For many families living near or below the poverty line in the United States, putting nutritious food on the table can be a huge struggle. Less healthy alternatives might be cheaper, but can contribute to childhood obesity and other health issues, especially when kids are less active. In response, TOMS Giving Partner Save the Children has launched its Healthy Choices program to get kids moving and eating better. On a daily basis, Save the Children engages kids in fun physical activities and provides healthy snacks, in addition to teaching kids about good nutrition. Tamsyn Oakes, a program specialist with Save…

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Building a Sustainable Shoe Industry in Haiti

Amar is the Director of Giving Operations at TOMS. A large part of his job has been overseeing TOMS’ local manufacturing efforts, including the set-up and opening of the TOMS factory in Haiti. Since our commitment to produce 1/3 of our Giving Shoes locally, Amar has traveled to nearly all of our manufacturing sites to help them stay on track and improve operations. He recently returned from his second trip to Haiti, and was eager to share the progress we’ve made together… According to the World Bank, Haiti is the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere, with over half…

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Giving in Haiti

This spring, travel with TOMS to Haiti, a beautiful country with an inspiring spirit of resilience. Five years ago, a catastrophic earthquake caused major damage in southern Haiti, affecting the lives of an estimated 3 million people. The country, the only one in the Western Hemisphere that the United Nations and the World Bank has classified as “least developed,” is still on the mend. TOMS is committed to Haiti, where we’ve had a Giving presence since 2009. Working with Giving Partners like IMA World Health, Convoy of Hope and our featured Shoe Giving Partner this season, Partners In Health, we’ve…

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This is Haiti

TOMS is proud to be showcasing Haiti’s vibrant culture, globally influential art and amazing natural beauty this spring as we debut our latest footwear and our newest One for One®, launching soon. TOMS is committed to creating new jobs in Haiti, a country that has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. In 2014, we opened a manufacturing facility near Port-au-Prince, where your purchases have already allowed us to locally produce and give over 400,000 pairs of shoes. Creative jobs are especially hard to find in Haiti, and TOMS is proud to have also hired thirty Haitian artisans…

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