Special-edition, Congolese-inspired TOMS Shoes
We're teaming up with Giving Partner Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), an advocacy and grant-making organization founded by Ben Affleck, on two Congolese-inspired designs with an additional give. Read More >>
TOMS x charity: water - An Eyewer collaboration
TOMS and charity: water, an organization founded in 2006 (like TOMS!) that’s dedicated to to helping bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, join forces for the first-ever TOMS Eyewear collab! Read More >>
Giving TOMS Shoes in the DRC
Founded by Ben Affleck in 2010, ECI is an advocacy and grant-making organization that works with and for the people of DRC, the third most populous country in Africa, and one that struggled under a cycle of violence for nearly 20 years – particularly in the east. Read More >>
Around the world, TOMS partners with organizations that invest in and advocate for local community leaders — those change-makers who help rise their communities out of poverty and help create more opportunity and a better future.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), TOMS Giving Partner, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) takes a community-based approach to change, and incorporates TOMS Shoes into part of its deeply integrative programming. Founded by Ben Affleck in 2010, ECI is an advocacy and grant-making organization that works with and for the people of DRC, the third most populous country in Africa, and one that struggled under a cycle of violence for nearly 20 years – particularly in the east.
As the One for One Movement has grown over the past seven years, one of the most exciting things about working with international partners is seeing how TOMS fits into the local culture and lifestyle.
So how do TOMS fans in Seoul, Manila, London, and even world travelers fit TOMS into their daily life? What better way to see than to take a peek inside their bags!
This year, we’re expanding our partnership with Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), an advocacy and grant-making organization founded by Ben Affleck, wholly focused on working with and for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
ECI is already one of our Shoe Giving Partners, and now we’re collaborating on special-edition shoes, inspired by Congolese textiles.
Each purchase means a new pair of shoes for you and a child in need (as do all TOMS Shoes purchases), but it also helps fund ECI programs for youth and families in the region.
Shop the special-edition TOMS x Eastern Congo Initiative shoes and give to the people of eastern Congo:
http://toms.sh/15JpdV9 (US, Aus)
http://toms.sh/15JpdV9 (UK) - coming soon! Sign up to find out when!
http://toms.sh/12rZlrU (Canada) - coming soon! Sign up to find out when!
Fun fact: It’s the first time we’ve designed shoes (that you can purchase) with a Giving Partner – an organization that delivers the One for One promise by distributing shoes to children — and we’re honored and excited to embark on the deeper journey with ECI.
Watch the video below to learn about Eastern Congo Initiative’s work…and stay tuned for Giving stories from the partnership and beyond…
Whether you’re tossing your graduation cap in the air, or throwing back like we are with the songs on this playlist, you know what we’re talking about when we say a graduation anthem sticks to the brain.
Years have passed (some more than others!) since we accepted those diplomas, but we still hum our grad songs whenever we think of that big day.
Just remembered it’s graduation time, and you want to pick up a little something for that high-achiever you know? We can help! Shop TOMS gifts for grad: http://toms.sh/15Gm48A (US, Aus); http://toms.sh/10Tboue (Canada)