Special-edition, Congolese-inspired TOMS Shoes
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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 time it takes you to eat a sandwich, you can be entered for the chance to join us on a Giving Trip! Your Ticket to Give could be just a few clicks and a couple uploads away,
Let’s break it down step-by-step.
Navigate to: www.TOMS.com/ticket-to-give
Sign on to TOMS.com. There are several ways you can do this, and once you click “Sign in,” you will be directed to log in through your channel of choice.
Once successfully logged in, hop back over to www.TOMS.com/ticket-to-give
Don’t have an account on TOMS.com yet? No problemo. Follow the prompts to create an account in less than a minute.
TIP: If you do have an account via the TOMS Canada or TOMS UK site, it will work here.
Check out the competition. Click around on entries that have already been submitted (they’re pretty inspiring). We’re blown away at the passion our community has for the One for One movement and doing good in this world!
TIP: Need to know more about what a Giving Trip is and what to expect? Read our FAQs here: http://www.toms.com/ticket-to-give/faq
See the blue “Create your entry” box under the video on the gallery page? Let’s go there.
Now it’s time to upload a couple photos that represent you. Click edit and select your photo.
TIP: Photos of you in your TOMS Shoes or TOMS Eyewear don’t necessarily increase your chances of winning, but it makes for a good lookin’ entry. Choose pics that really tell us who you are.
We chose a photo we took of our friend Claire posted up in her TOMS Tomboy boots.
TIP: Choose a horizontal photo for easy editing.
TIP: Select the area of the photo you want to feature by clicking & dragging the highlighted area. You can also re-size the rectangle by clicking & dragging the little boxes in each corner.
Framed up how you wanted it? Perfect. Hit “Save & Continue.”
Upload photo #2. Just like you did in Step 4, upload a photo and crop it to fit. Here, we used a spicy one from our Movember celebration at the office. Just to clarify, you DO NOT have to use a picture of yourself in pigtails, but we did.
Choose or write a word that sums up why you want to go on a Giving Trip.
TIP: Need some inspiration? Watch this video of the first Ticket to Give trip in 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQa4qJAZuLo
TIP: Exclamation points are cool, but foul language isn’t. It’s gonna be rejected if you choose something inappropriate, so just don’t go there.
Got your word? Let’s keep moving. Hit “Save & Continue.”
Put on your writing hat on and tell us, in 100 words or less ,why you wanna join us on a Giving Trip. We suggest you write something AWESOME.
Go ahead and pat yourself on the back for composing such a gorgeous piece of prose.
Publish & Share. Agree to the legal stuff (check it out in advance here), and share with your friends on social media. You’re welcome to call ‘em up on the phone and tell ‘em about it too, but we don’t have a button for that…
BONUS FEATURE: Did we mention you can upload on your PHONE OR TABLET as well???!! Yeah that’s right, pull up www.TOMS.com/ticket-to-give on your mobile device and follow these same steps to get you in the running for the chance to win a Ticket to Give.
More to come later this month on the voting phase, where we will ask the community to vote on their favorite entries. The 50 entries with the most votes will be our 2013 Ticket to Give winners!
But until then, class dismissed! Log on to www.TOMS.com/ticket-to-give and upload your entry now.