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 >>
In the spirit of a patriotic long weekend we all very much enjoyed, this week’s intern blog is a about an awesome little slice of our independence: Coming to a new place and making it our own.
We’ve hiked up canyons and city trails, woken up at the crack of dawn to watch one World Cup game after another (Julia even made it on national TV for the Germany flags painted on her cheeks), attended events at the Rose Bowl and the USC Coliseum, cooked with each other, cooked for each other, greeted awesome fans at the Style Your Sole event at the Viceroy in Santa Monica, and happily accepted our job to paint this great city red.
We all spent the 4th (my favorite holiday after Thanksgiving) cheers-ing our forefathers for that independence, but we don’t have to stop celebrating just because the fireworks have ended. Freedom and independence are gifts we get to enjoy every day.
Jina, Lizzy, Dominique and me at Hermosa Beach’s 4th of July festivities.
Yep, it’s true. We are free to change our own worlds and the rest of it, too, starting from where we are right now!
It’s been great to explore and conquer a new city, but the best part of our freedom is that we don’t even have to leave the boundaries of our hometowns to do our part.
That’s what I love about TOMS - we can do good from right here, today, and continue to do so when we return home.
Next week, I’m excited to post lots of details about what fun adventures we’ve been partaking in while exploring, so stay tuned. And in the meantime, here are few great pics from last week’s Fun Friday with the employees at TOMS HQ. The interns get to coordinate all the Fun Fridays this summer!
Brian (Online Marketing) being a big-shot in the Vagabond Van. (Fine: We hereby admit that we actually think it’s a cool picture.)
Tobi (Friends of TOMS), Garett and Micah (Retail Marketing) with the masterpiece they created at Fun Friday
Jina (International Online Marketing), me (Social Media) and Lizzy (PR) acting like kindergarteners-dirtier hands means you had more fun, right?