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 >>
Here at HQ, Christina is on the Brand Experience team, and we have an inkling her job is pretty unique to TOMS. She coordinates the Giving Trips, those week-long opportunities to visit areas where we give TOMS Shoes as volunteers and on-the-ground guests for our Giving Partners.
On Giving Trips, made possible in part by Christina’s planning, TOMS employees or contest winners get to gain a deeper understanding of how TOMS Shoes are integrated into our Giving Partners’ existing programming for children’s health and education.
On a recent Giving Trip to Peru, Christina had a go with the group camera and enjoyed what she told us was like a bird’s-eye view of the experience. She shared her thoughts…
“When I had the opportunity to photograph that Giving Trip, I loved watching my friends and colleagues form bonds with the children who were benefiting from our work, and with the Partners who make that link for us.”
Below, see some of Christina’s favorite moments captured during her photographer stint on a Giving Trip with TOMS Giving Partner Coprodeli in Peru:
“I try to get pictures from unique angles and of those spontaneous, candid moments; I want to get that on film in the most natural way.”
But Giving Trips are a privilege we enjoy when our Giving Partners invite the extra set of hands and hearts to the shoe distributions in the areas they server. The trips provide some incredible and moving moments all around, but they’re only a part of how we give. Learn more about our One for One Giving programs at http://blog.toms.com/tagged/giving