Tag Archives: Save the Children

Aiding in Refugee Relief with TOMS Giving Partners

Now that you know the facts, we wanted to share some stories of how TOMS is working together with Giving Partners across the globe to provide much-needed relief to refugees in the Middle East and Africa. In addition to meeting the basic needs of refugees living in host communities or refugee camps, our Giving Partners are distributing new TOMS Shoes to children whose families have fled their homes due to violence or threat of persecution. TOMS x UNHCR: Giving to Sudanese refugees in Uganda Fifteen-year-old Okello and his family fled their home country of Sudan, now living in the Kyangwali…

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TOMS Recognizes World Refugee Day

The numbers are staggering: there are over 43.7 million refugees and internally displaced people around the world. Nearly half are children, spending their entire childhood far from home because millions of families lost their homes to violence and war. On June 20, TOMS is supporting World Refugee Day, an annual day established by the United Nations to honor the courage, strength and determination of the men, women and children who are forced to flee their homes under the threat of persecution, conflict or violence. TOMS is proud to support our Giving Partners like UNHCR, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and…

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Faces of Za’atari

TOMS is honored to support Save the Children‘s efforts to provide relief to Syrian refugees in Jordan. Save the Children teams are on the ground providing basics like food, blankets and TOMS Winter Boots to children at the Za’atari Refugee Camp to help keep families safe and warm. Get to know a few of the kids they’ve met. MAJIDA, age 15 “I like my Arabic, English and French lessons, as well as math.” “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “I would love to be a journalist one day. In fact, I registered with the photography class at the…

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TOMS Winter Boot update: Providing Aid to Syrian Refugees

Here on the blog we’ve shared that over 4 million children have been affected by the Syrian civil war, which is now well into its third year. It has driven hundreds of thousands of families from their home country, leaving them without access to basic services like healthcare and education. This leaves many of them unprepared for the cold winter months. TOMS Giving Partners Save the Children and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have been hard at work aiding children living in Iraq, Lebanon and the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Mafraq, Jordan. Za’atari is the fourth-most populous place in Jordan…

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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 a huge part of why we partner with humanitarian organizations – we call them our “Giving Partners” — with deep experience and knowledge on the communities they serve. Once TOMS Giving Partners recognize where shoes can benefit communities and how they can distribute TOMS to those who will benefit from them, the intricacies of our giving partnership come into play. Together, we work to incorporate shoes to support the Giving Partner’s larger existing programs,…

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