Take a pic = Give Shoes

From May 5 – May 21, Instagram your bare feet with the hashtag
#WITHOUTSHOES to give a new pair of shoes to a child in need.*

Tag your friends and challenge them to do the same.
Because the more you share, the more you give.

*Up to 1 million, limit one photo per person via Instagram

TOMS tribe:

[TAWMS trahyb] noun

  • A TOMS tribe member is someone who goes the extra mile for others in need, has giving back woven into their DNA and shares inspiration in order to start a movement to
    CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE.
  • As a TOMS tribe member, you aspire to be part of something bigger - HELPING OTHERS AND GIVING BACK - while letting inspiration guide your efforts and involvment.
  • When people ask, share the TOMS Giving story. Let them know that you stand for creating positive impact, and influencing others to think about new ways that BUSINESS CAN IMPROVE LIVES and the world around us.

Take the TOMS movement further…

  • JANUARY 2008

    Campus Reps start sharing the TOMS story at colleges & universities around the US

  • SEPTEMBER 2011

    Community groups start hosting events surrounding the Start Something That Matters book while educators also start sharing the book with their classrooms.

  • APRIL 2013

    Over 800 Community events take place around the country. The community had its largest activation yet - businesses,community organizations, & schools participated!

  • JUNE 2013

    Attendees of the Firefly Music Festival (Dover,DE) participate in the largest Style Your TOMS event with 36 artists and 1,000 shoes painted

  • MARCH 2014

    With the launch of TOMS Roasting Co. and water giving, the TOMS community celebrates our first World Water Day.

"I have learned that all things are possible and we CAN change the world, no matter what age we are. Thanks TOMS for being such a great inspiration to so many!"

 

- ANDREW L., STUDENT, CA 

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1000+
SUPPORTER-LED
events occur annually.
Helping further our movement and raise awareness about TOMS Giving.
  • TOMS Group Hike
  • Canada Style Your Sole
  • TOMS Student Info Table
  • SYS Shoes Around TOMS Flag
  • TOMS GCE Team
  • TOMS At Prom Flag
  • TOMS At Sea
  • CETYS ODWS
  • Kids Style Your Sole
  • TOMS Cupcakes
  • ODWS Grass Feet
  • TOMS Troops Pyramid
  • TOMS Mascot
  • TOMS Wedding Shoes
  • Senior Style Your Sole
  • TOMS For Grads

The power of 80 volunteers and one determined Eagle Scout

When 15-year-old Andrew L. began to brainstorm the topic of his Eagle Scout Project, he knew it had to benefit his community. But, not just any task would suffice; inspired by a TOMS community event the prior year, he wanted it to make a big impact in the lives of others. After hearing about a familty who fosters children with disabilities that had recieved a donation of an unassembled playground that was still in pieces in their backyard, Andrew knew he had found his project. However, in order to succeed, he knew he would need to enlist the support of his friends, neighbors and familty for engineering expertise, hardware and helping hands. After rallying his community Andrew and 40 others we able to assemble the playground in four days and watch as the family's kids got to play on it for the first time. Upon reflecting on his experience, Andrew expressed that what had started as a project to earn his Eagle Scout ranking turned into so much more. "What a feeling...I have learned that all things are possible and we CAN change the world, no matter what age we are. Thanks TOMS for being such a great inspiration to so many!"

Find more TOMS Tribe stories on TOMS.com/stories

    • ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES

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    • We believe in creating a world where
      we live for one, another.
      This year, on One Day Without Shoes,
      we're honoring your commitment to raising awareness for children's HEALTH & EDUCATION.
      For EVERY PHOTO of bare feet tagged on Instagram, we'll actually GIVE A NEW PAIR of shoes to a child in need — no purchase necessary. #WITHOUTSHOES

    • It's easy to get started:

      Register your group or get event ideas, resources and support by filling out the Join Us form below.

    • START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS

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    • "THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE BEAUTY OF THEIR DREAMS" - ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

      Launching your own business or looking to inspire your group to think about the bigger picture? A Start Something That Matters event is an exciting way to explore making a difference in the world. Utilizing the book and documentary, Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie, you'll experience Blake's journey as an entrepreneur, as well as insights from founders of other well-known brands that give back.

    • It's easy to get started:

      For book orders, resources and support, contact our team by filling out the Join Us form below.

    • STYLE YOUR SOLE

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    • Whether you're looking to channel your inner artist or just discovering that you have one, a Style Your TOMS event is a fun and simple way to make a difference through TOMS Shoe Giving. Get together with your friends, family, classmates or colleagues, grab some art supplies and customize your own canvas TOMS. For each pair decorated, one pair of shoes is given to a child in need.

    • It's easy to get started:

      For event ideas, resources, support or to inquire about bulk order discounts, contact our team by filling out the Join Us form below.

    • WORLD SIGHT DAY

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    • What does sight mean to you? For the 285 million people who are blind or visually impaired, the gift of restored sight can be the difference between dependence and freedom. Every October, World Sight Day raises global awareness about blindness and visual impairment. The stats are staggering, but of those who are blind or visually impared - 80% don't have to be. Inspire your community to join the global movement and support sight restoration around the world.

    • It's easy to get started:

      Register your group or get event ideas, resources and support by filling out the Join Us form below.

 

 

 

EVENT IDEAS

Ideas to help you raise awareness for One Day Without Shoes on May 21st, 2015!

Want to share about your event or help planning? Fill out the form in the Join Us section of this page and let our team know - we're here to help.


ODWS DOWNLOADABLE TOOLKIT

DIY stencils, posters, facts and photos to share, and more - use the FREE ODWS 2015 Toolkit to help you raise awareness! Download it in the Resources/Events section at the bottom of this page. 


ODWS FACT SHEET

An easy way to share the what, why, when, and how of ODWS! Print it out, share it with your classroom, post it on bulletin boards or store windows, or hand it out in high traffic areas. Email Community@TOMS.com to request a copy! 


COMMUNITY BAREFOOT STREET TEAMS

Head out into your community to encourage Instagram participation! From May 5th-21st, stop by local yoga studios, the beach, nail salons - anywhere people may be barefoot - ask them to post and increase the #WITHOUTSHOES impact. 


START AN ONLINE MOVEMENT

When you post your #WITHOUTSHOES photo, tag your friends and encourage them to do the same! If you'd like to see the impact your group is making, include an additional hashtag (for example #Troop4000). Be sure to check back at the ODWS give tracker on the main page to see the impact we are all making together.  


HOST A WALK OR ACTIVITY

Experiencing going without shoes is still a powerful way to raise awareness. Invite individuals to take a barefoot walk with you or create an installation for your campus, business, or community group to participate. Encourage everyone to post their individual #WITHOUTSHOES photos during the activity. 


GIRL SCOUTS

Educate your troop about giving back while inspiring them to make a difference! Participate in One Day Without Shoes as a troop and earn a free One Day Without Shoes patch (+ we will have great ODWS 2015 free downloadable resources for you to utilize available soon!). Fill out the Join Us form to sign your troop up. 

 

 

 

SPREAD THE WORD

From thoughts of the day to special occasions, share your updates, inspirations, photos and events with us (and others) on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram. We love seeing and reading how our community inspires others daily!

#TOMStribe

“We believe Skype in the Classroom will be a milestone in inspiring the next generation of social entrepreneurs and we can’t wait to connect students with TOMS partners.”

– BLAKE MYCOSKIE

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Resources

  • DOWNLOAD RESOURCES
  • GENERATE IDEAS
  • SHARE
    THE STORY
  • CREATE INSPIRATION FOR CHANGE
Events
  • TOMS TRIBE GUIDEBOOK

    Get started and get inspired to make a difference! Our Guidebook is a first step for event, program, club and project descriptions and ideas, info on Bulk Order, and more.

  • ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES

    Getting ready to go barefoot? Spread the word everywhere you go with rally signs, street stencils and t-shirt artwork, info cards, stickers and displays.

  • WORLD SIGHT DAY

    Tap into your creativity as your promote awareness for blindness and visual impairment. This kit includes the usual posters, info cards, stencils and stickers as well as a sample eye chart, DIY t-shirt art and a community ideas sheet.

  • STYLE YOUR TOMS

    Planning your very own Style Your TOMS event? Get everything you need to plan a successful party, including an event guide with best practices, a promo kit, a group order form and separate adult and youth shoe size charts.

  • START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS

    This teaching guide and set of discussion questions will help spark the conversation and keep it going with inspirational topics, themes and breaks for self-reflection.

  • TOMS WEDDING

    Whether you're tying the knot or planning someone else's, we've made it easy to add a touch of TOMS to the big day. Includes a style guide, post, place and table cards, flags, ring pillows, stencils, recipes and an invitation insert.

Community
  • TOMS TRIBE GUIDEBOOK

    Get started and get inspired to make a difference! Our Guidebook is a first step for event, program, club and project descriptions and ideas, info on Bulk Order, and more.

  • COMMUNITY GROUP

    For your troop, team or group of any size, we've made it simple to get everyone decked out in TOMS with official t-shirt artwork and Bulk Order forms for footwear and eyewear.

  • BRAND AMBASSADOR (INDIVIDUAL)

    Show your TOMS pride and build momentum for the movement. Includes a teaching guide, official t-shirt artwork and bulk order forms for footwear and eyewear.

  • PARENT

    Your one-stop spot for educational and art project ideas for you and your kids. Enjoy a variety of teaching and learning guides, as well as a coloring book, a 3-D shoe design activity, a cataract binocular guide and more.

  • EDUCATOR

    Create your own lessons that incorporate pop quizzes, a variety of teaching and learning guides, coloring books and experiential art projects.

Campus
  • TOMS TRIBE GUIDEBOOK

    Get started and get inspired to make a difference! Our Guidebook is a first step for event, program, club and project descriptions and ideas, info on Bulk Order, and more.

  • CAMPUS CLUB

    Motivate your club and inspire your campus with these tools.

  • GREEK LIFE GUIDE

    Contribute to positive change by hosting cool events and fundraisers with your sorority or fraternity. Includes tried-and-true activity ideas (like Dance Marathon!), group t-shirts and Bulk Order information.

  • RES LIFE TOOLKIT

    As a peer leader, you have the opportunity to host fun events for your hall that inspire. We have everything you need to get started, from event ideas and newsletters to bulletin boards and pop quizzes.

Special Occasion
  • TOMS TRIBE GUIDEBOOK

    Get started and get inspired to make a difference! Our Guidebook is a first step for event, program, club and project descriptions and ideas, info on Bulk Order, and more.

  • PROM

    It's the big night you've been waiting for! Get TOMS-themed activity ideas, a style guide, a DIY prom photo booth, invites and stickers to amp up the fun-factor.

  • TOMS WEDDING

    Whether you're trying the knot or planning someone else's, we've made it easy to add a touch of TOMS to the big day. Includes a style guide, post, place and table cards, flags, ring pillows, stencils, recipes and an invitation insert.

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