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 >>
When this story began, eleven-year-old Malita’s eyes did not align, causing them to focus on different objects and for her brain to receive two different messages.
Eventually, her brain shut down the messages from one of her eyes so that she could no longer see out of it. As a result, Malita lost much of her depth perception and she struggled in school. She had a hard time drawing, one of her favorite things to do.
Because someone purchased a pair of TOMS Eyewear, Seva Foundation, a TOMS Sight Giving Partner, restored Malita’s vision. Their staff provided Malita with surgery for squint, the condition causing the misalignment of her eyes.
A few weeks later when she returned to the Seva-supported clinic for her check up, Malita was so happy and exclaimed: “I can see everything now!”