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 >>
The TOMS family is diverse. Stroll through the common areas at HQ and you’ll hear a mix of European accents and Southern twangs. And one of the best parts about a family of people from near and far is learning about different traditions and celebrations.
For this Lunar New Year, Justin, on our Giving Team, contributed his story for us to share with you:
“For the last 23 years, the weekend before Chinese New Year in Chinatown, San Francisco, the Fong family would make the drive from Sacramento to sell traditional Chinese fruits and flowers for the New Year. My grandfather plants, tends, and harvests Chinese grapefruit (pomelos), quince blossoms, tangerines, and kumquat plants! Each year, four generations of our extended family—including grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, cousins and their kids—come together to ring in the New Year with this unique tradition.
This is a picture of my family and I at our stand! These fruits are believed to bring good fortune to the home in the New Year.”
For all of those celebrating the Lunar New Year, Happy New Year!