A letter from our Chief Giving Officer

November 19th, 2014 by TOMS

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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 TOMS Giving, whether via the TOMS Marketplace, retail store or the campus and community groups in your neighborhood.

We’re more thankful than ever for our incredible Giving Partners, who have helped us give over 35 million pairs of new shoes to children in need, restore sight to more than 275,000 people around the world and provide over 67,000 weeks of safe water, all to people in need. They have been an incredible support and the true implementers in our One for One mission. Our partnerships make this happen every single day in over 70 countries, integrating TOMS Giving products and services in ways that are most impactful for the needs they serve.

And then there are our social entrepreneurs and partners, all inspired to by the potential of using business for good. This year we’ve seen so much innovation and excitement — a real rally cry around the big differences we can make together.

We understand that it takes many steps to help break the cycle of poverty and we are honored that, together, we can all be a small but relevant piece to the puzzle.

From our TOMS family to your family, wherever you’re gathering: Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Sebastian Fries
TOMS Chief Giving Officer