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 >>
By: Molly Anaman, Campus Club Leader at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan
To give a clear picture of what we’re working with, here in Midland, Michigan, it can sometimes feel as though we have an even ratio of squirrels to students on campus. Our majors are strictly business-focused, ranging from Automotive Marketing to Entrepreneurship to Fashion Marketing, and Management.
So, the campus is tiny, but don’t let that fool you - our opportunities at Northwood are endless and our education remarkable.
I founded the TOMS Campus Club at Northwood at the beginning of 2012, knowing it would be a perfect fit for Northwood. The TOMS story is inspiring in so many ways, especially for students so focused on business. The passion and enthusiasm behind the One for One movement is a telling example that business does not have to be cut-and-dry. Experiences, like those we can create through a TOMS Campus Club, can (and will!) offer tangible knowledge and lessons, outside of our textbooks, of how much potential there is in doing business. Being a part of a TOMS Campus Club will also provide us hands-on experience in event planning and marketing, as well as networking within a community that reflects our own passions and interests.
We’re off to a great start with our Campus Club, and have found support coming in handfulls from all around, from faculty and administration to the student body. During our first week of officially being an organization, we set up a registration and informational table. In just four days, we were able to register 137 interested students!
All in all, our 2,500 student University has embraced the TOMS Campus Program amazingly, giving us the pportunity to unite in spreading the word of an amazing movement and - to top it off – to have a blast doing it. My final advice to any individual or group looking to start a TOMS Campus Club – don’t give up! Be creative, and keep trying until you find the support you need to get off the ground and moving along.