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 >>
Well, here we are, friends, at our last intern blog of the summer.
Time flies when you’re having fun, eh? All good things must come to an end? Blah blah blah. I’ve recently decided that those mottos are a bunch of junk.
Yea yea - it seems like yesterday that we arrived at HQ, but the summer’s been full and there’s no way to walk away from this experience feeling as fulfilled as we do today if time flew that quickly. We made our days count, so they didn’t fly away, they just became blog posts and retail displays, TOMS events and projects.
There’s this quote that I really like, and I think it’s perfect for the occasion, especially given the major milestone TOMS is celebrating thanks to you guys - getting ready to give the one million pair of shoes to a child in need (niceee!). Here goes…
“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”
Giving a million pairs of shoes is amazing. Wrapping up a summer stuffed to the brim with accomplishments that seemed way out of reach, lessons that seemed way out our league, and knowing that we really made a difference for a movement we’re passionate about - that’s pretty admirable too.
But the most awesome, literally the part that leaves me in awe, is the rest of the story waiting to unfold.
We’ve got millions more shoes to give that can make a huge difference in the lives of children around the world, and we’ve got millions of challenges in the form of super sweet internships, jobs, classes and big decisions, that call our names from somewhere in future. Let’s go get ‘em, champs.
Summer interns - miss you already. TOMS fans - don’t make me miss you! Spread the movement and be everywhere!
Thanks for an incredible couple of months.