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 >>
Since 1950, TOMS Giving Partner World Vision has been serving children in need throughout the world. They work in almost 100 countries and distribute new TOMS Shoes in more than 15. Through diverse and integrative programming, the organization is dedicated to supporting children, families and communities become self-sustainable. World Vision invests in communities worldwide to help them reach their full potential and we are proud to help maintain that commitment in our work alongside them.
When World Vision works in a community, they partner with local leadership to assess what interventions most benefit that community. They build trust and develop a plan for the community’s self-sustenance, and once that plan is in place, the physical work begins. Depending on the unique needs of the area, the World Vision team and community members work together to find and train teachers; build schools; drill wells; provide agricultural training; offer small business support and loans; identify sustainable sources of income; teach nutrition courses and provide medical resources, training and care.
As a TOMS Shoe Giving Partner, World Vision has an additional resource to help meet the needs of the communities. With your support, TOMS provides World Vision with new shoes in the quantities and sizes they need within the communities they serve, at the time those communities can best use them. This allows World Vision to incorporate new shoes into their programming based on what is best for children, on a community-by-community basis. As children outgrow their shoes, TOMS and World Vision can replace them until a community no longer has a need.
When a TOMS customer buys a pair of shoes, the Giving Pair is not simply dropped off to a child in need. It’s thanks to our amazing Giving Partners like World Vision that shoes are distributed to children by the Giving Partner staff and local volunteers as part of the holistic development programs. In the areas where we partner with World Vision, TOMS Shoes are leveraged and integrated into the organization’s health and education goals. As part of the whole, shoes become a valuable and strategic resource in supporting children’s health and well-being.
Learn more about TOMS Giving Partner World Vision at their website www.worldvision.org or by reading more about them on the TOMS blog.