THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Nunayu – Jewelry Handmade by Trafficking Survivors

Employee Name: Julia Song Title: Product Line Manager: Special Projects Tomorrows Project: Nunayu – Jewelry Handmade by Trafficking Survivors Tagline: Jewelry for Change What is your Tomorrows Project? Project Nunayu is a skill and employment empowerment program for women 26 years old and older who have been exploited and victimized by sex trafficking. Nunayu teaches women to make and sell jewelry, and in turn receive employment, transferable skills, sustainable income, and medical and psychological care. My Tomorrows Project is to fund Project Nunayu’s new boutique and education center, new computers and teachers to certify the women in basic computer literacy,…

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Seva: World Sight Day 2016

On October 13, 2016, TOMS will join other organisations around the world in recognising World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Today’s story comes to us from Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation and their Program Grants Coordinator, Maggie Vizcarra: I have a morning routine. After snoozing my alarm two or six times, I get out of bed blurry and bleary eyed. I put on my glasses to fix the blur and make a strong cup of coffee to combat the blear. I’ve been wearing glasses and…

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Locals Who Give Back: Hubert | Budapest

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. Giving back to society, and being caring and attentive towards our community are key values that we strive to celebrate every day. Hopefully this will inspire you to do the same today. We’re delighted to share with you the story of an entrepreneur who cherishes these values and applies them to his daily life, in his own personal way. Meet Hubert and read about his story. Name: Hubert Hlatky-Schlichter City: Budapest Occupation: Restaurant and bar…

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Locals Who Give Back: Jai | Greece

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Jai Mexis founder of Lovest by Odyssea. Jai is a young Greek that was educated abroad and returned to Greece to contribute towards a social reformation. Challenged by the current situation in the greek society, Jai founded Odyssea a social enterprise designing resilient solutions for environmental and humanitarian challenges in Greece. Name:  Jai Mexis City: Athens, Greece Occupation: Director at Odyssea Hobby: Rock Climbing What inspired you to create Odyssea?  …

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Locals Who Give Back: Oliver | Liverpool

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Oliver, from Fifteen Studio; a creative design agency specialising in print, digital and brand identity. Name: Oliver Graham Hometown: Liverpool Occupation: Chief Decision Maker (shamelessly inspired through Blake’s book) Hobby: Keeping fit and healthy, plant based foods, travelling, graphic design and more recently, I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with cactuses and house plants! Tell us what you enjoy most about the neighborhood you work in? I split my work time between two…

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Locals Who Give Back: Judith | Amsterdam

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show their appreciation and how they give something back to the community in their daily lives. Today we meet Judith, who set up the restaurant Geef Amsterdam based on the ‘pay as you can’ concept: a social non-profit restaurant where the customer decides on what they give in payment. There are no prices on the menu, since this is determined by the customer. And in addition to your donation, you also give a meal. Judith has written a book about the concept called Tijd voor Nieuwe Zaken…

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Saving Sight in Cambodia: Din’s Story

On October 13, 2016, TOMS will join other organizations around the world in recognizing World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Read more about Din, a farmer from Cambodia, who had his sight restored: Din is a 55-year-old farmer that lives with his wife and six children near Battambang, Cambodia.  He started to lose his eyesight three years ago but it became a serious problem for him in the last year. Din and his family tend a small patch of land and grows rice. Without sight,…

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Employee Giving Experience: Erik, TOMS Eyewear

On October 13, 2016, TOMS will join other organizations around the world in recognizing World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Today’s post was written by TOMS Eyewear Merchandiser and Product Developer, Erik!   I started at TOMS five years ago, just after TOMS Eyewear launched. I’ve had an amazing time building the collection to what it is today. One of my favorite things about TOMS Eyewear is how we give to restore sight. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to travel the world,…

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Seva: World Sight Day 2016

On October 13, 2016, TOMS will join other organizations around the world in recognizing World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Today’s story comes to us from Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation and their Program Grants Coordinator, Maggie Vizcarra: I have a morning routine. After snoozing my alarm two or six times, I get out of bed blurry and bleary eyed. I put on my glasses to fix the blur and make a strong cup of coffee to combat the blear. I’ve been wearing glasses and…

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