Tag Archives: Giving

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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The Global Need for Safer Births

When our Product Development team first told the Giving Department about the TOMS Bag collection, and the need for a give that matched it, we were excited. It gave our small team of three in Social Innovation and Impact a chance to put their big brains together and really come up with a give that was both impactful and matched the beautiful collection of TOMS Bags that they were so excited to launch, which hits our site on Friday. As always, we started with the need. We spoke to experts in global health and many potential Giving Partners tackling issues…

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Improving Access to Health and Education with Partners in Health

TOMS is honored to work with Partners In Health to distribute shoes to children in need in Haiti and Malawi. As one of the leading organizations in global health equity, the organization’s mission is to provide healthcare to the world’s impoverished. They do so by establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations and governments based in settings of poverty. Perhaps the greatest example of this is Partners In Health’s work in Haiti, where the organization was founded in 1987. While visiting Haiti, the TOMS team had the opportunity to travel to Domond, a rural village about two hours outside of Port-au-Prince…

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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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Youseline’s Safer Birth Story in Haiti

Meet Youseline, a woman in Haiti who recently had her first child at a clinic supported by TOMS Giving Partner, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Youseline chose this clinic because she knew she could receive good care throughout the birth and after. Before delivery, she received vitamins and vaccinations to support a safe birth. Now, both mother and baby are happy and healthy. “I feel very proud to be a mother,” says Youseline. “I am so excited for what the future holds.” By providing clean birth conditions and skilled birth attendants, nearly half a million lives can be saved…

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Giving Back at Home, in LA

Harmony is a Giving Account Specialist in the TOMS Giving Department. For the last four years, she has worked hard to provide TOMS Giving Partners with top-notch customer service and new shoes for children in need around the world, but particularly in the United States. Here, she shares her experience on a recent distribution with a Giving Partner in our own backyard. Take it away, Harms… Just 10 miles from TOMS HQ, three gang-related shootings have happened within a week. All of them occurred within a short distance of elementary schools, where kindergartners through sixth graders participate in after school…

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A letter from our Chief Giving Officer

Dear TOMS friends, fans and others – Today at TOMS HQ, we’re celebrating Thankful Day. It’s our annual day to come together and recognize all of the things we have to be thankful for from the past year. So in the spirit of giving thanks, I wanted to reach out to the people around the world that help make this possible: We’re thankful for YOU! At TOMS, we’re thankful that our customers keep coming back to TOMS time and time again. We’re always so humbled and inspired by your eagerness to learn about the world around you and engage with…

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Profiles in One for One Safe Water

Name: Cristina Age: 15 years old Location: Santa Cruz del Quiche, Guatemala Type of water project: Gravity-fed water system with pump For 15-year-old Cristina, water has always been a precious commodity in her home. Since she was a little girl, her parents would purchase water for household use, and ration it out because it was a major expense for her family. At 5 Quetzales (the Guatemalan currency) per jug, her parents would often have to buy four or five jugs per day just to support their family of 11. “We use the water to cook, wash clothing and for personal…

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Guest Post- Christy from Children International

If you can’t tell, we’re huge fans of our friends over at Children International. A TOMS Giving Partner since 2012, Children International works with TOMS in nine countries around the globe. Children International works in 20 countries around the globe helping children escape the traps of poverty. Children International helps children become healthy, educated and self-reliant. The organization provides its most comprehensive programs through community centers – safe spaces with constructive activities and caring adults. Christy (pictured below, on the left) serves as a liaison between Children International and TOMS. Every time I go to the field, I come away…

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