The Last-Mile Contribution

At TOMS, we take our commitment to giving shoes seriously. Our Giving Department works hard to send custom, made-to-order shoes to fit the needs of all of the diverse communities in which our Giving Partners work. We’ve learned that our Giving Partners put a significant amount of resources into distributing new TOMS Shoes to the children who need them most. And while some of these valued resourced are priceless — like relationships and trust within communities they serve — others can come with new, tangible expenses that make shoe distributions more difficult. To help ease the challenges and offset the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids

Name: Jennifer (Jen) Kuo Job Title: Social Media Engagement Specialist Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids Tagline: A wellness yoga program for kids to practice their listening/language skills while staying physically active & maintaining a healthy lifestyle. What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to bring an educational yoga program to a non-profit called No Limits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. The program will use the kid-friendly, Chi Universe Phresh Mats. The mats utilize fun shapes and colors to help the kids with body alignment and serve as visual cues for the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Hungry to Learn

Employee Name: David Shaffer Employee Job Title: Learning & Development Manager, Retail Tomorrows Project Title: Hungry to Learn Project Tagline: 1-in-5 college students is food insecure. With all that these students have on their plates, shouldn’t food be one them? What is your Tomorrows Project? (tell us what your Tomorrows Project details): Hungry To Learn supports at-risk students at Los Medanos College (LMC) by providing access to healthy food on campus and at home via an on campus food pantry.  While facing food insecurity, many students are forced to choose between staying in school and working to put food on…

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

Follow Korean actor Yeo Jin-goo as he travels to Vietnam to give shoes to children with Giving Partner Project RENEW. Watch the video below for a sneak peek of “Giving from Jin-goo Oppa” – presented by TOMS and tvN. The two-episode series will air at tvNAsia on December 10 and 17 at 10:30pm (GMT +8). How To Watch tvN: Hong Kong: iCable TV Ch.228 • NOW TV Ch.155 • TVB Network Vision Ch.35 / Ch.235(HD) • UTV Taiwan: CATV tvN Asia • MOD Ch.096 Singapore: Starhub TV Ch.824(HD) • Singtel TV Ch.518 Philippines: Destiny Cable Ch.75 • SkyCable Ch.145 /…

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

Employee Name: Jojanneke Goedhart Employee Job Title: Traffic and Production Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title: The Recho Project Tagline: Ten young women join forces by starting a food truck to bring some life to refugee camps. Tell us about Le Recho. Le Recho, meaning ‘the Stove’ in English, is a non-profit food truck project started by ten young women in France. The aim of the project is to bring life to a refugee camp in France through cooking workshops and meals.  The project hopes to create bonds and help foster the integration of refugees. I first heard about Le Recho through…

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

We are always inspired to see where people go in their TOMS, not least because every experience is an expression of gratitude – both while travelling and in everyday life. This time we introduce you to Roëll, a traveller in heart and soul, and founder of one of the best known online travel magazines in the Netherlands: We Are Travellers. Name: Roëll de Ram Hometown: Utrecht Occupation: Travel blogger Hobbies: Travel, dancing, photography and cooking or trying out dishes in new restaurants Where do your TOMS take you? This time my TOMS took me to the Big Apple, the “concrete…

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

Employee Name: Marlon Pearce Title: Sr. Merchandise Planner Tomorrows Project: FEDUP Tagline: Spreading Hope for the Homeless What is your Tomorrows Project? For my Tomorrows Project, I am supporting FEDUP, an outreach program for LA’s homeless population that provides food, supplies, and a sense of HOPE through comfort and conversation. There are over 41,000 people in LA county who sleep on the streets or shelters every night and that population has increased by 11% from 2015. My Tomorrows Project is funding updating FEDUP’s website, organizing five meal giveaway events and providing basic supplies (tents, sleeping bags, etc) to the most…

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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

The Last-Mile Contribution

At TOMS, we take our commitment to giving shoes seriously. Our Giving Department works hard to send custom, made-to-order shoes to fit the needs of all of the diverse communities in which our Giving Partners work. We’ve learned that our Giving Partners put a significant amount of resources into distributing new TOMS Shoes to the children who need them most. And while some of these valued resourced are priceless — like relationships and trust within communities they serve — others can come with new, tangible expenses that make shoe distributions more difficult. To help ease the challenges and offset the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids

Name: Jennifer (Jen) Kuo Job Title: Social Media Engagement Specialist Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids Tagline: A wellness yoga program for kids to practice their listening/language skills while staying physically active & maintaining a healthy lifestyle. What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to bring an educational yoga program to a non-profit called No Limits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. The program will use the kid-friendly, Chi Universe Phresh Mats. The mats utilize fun shapes and colors to help the kids with body alignment and serve as visual cues for the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Hungry to Learn

Employee Name: David Shaffer Employee Job Title: Learning & Development Manager, Retail Tomorrows Project Title: Hungry to Learn Project Tagline: 1-in-5 college students is food insecure. With all that these students have on their plates, shouldn’t food be one them? What is your Tomorrows Project? (tell us what your Tomorrows Project details): Hungry To Learn supports at-risk students at Los Medanos College (LMC) by providing access to healthy food on campus and at home via an on campus food pantry.  While facing food insecurity, many students are forced to choose between staying in school and working to put food on…

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

Follow Korean actor Yeo Jin-goo as he travels to Vietnam to give shoes to children with Giving Partner Project RENEW. Watch the video below for a sneak peek of “Giving from Jin-goo Oppa” – presented by TOMS and tvN. The two-episode series will air at tvNAsia on December 10 and 17 at 10:30pm (GMT +8). How To Watch tvN: Hong Kong: iCable TV Ch.228 • NOW TV Ch.155 • TVB Network Vision Ch.35 / Ch.235(HD) • UTV Taiwan: CATV tvN Asia • MOD Ch.096 Singapore: Starhub TV Ch.824(HD) • Singtel TV Ch.518 Philippines: Destiny Cable Ch.75 • SkyCable Ch.145 /…

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

Employee Name: Jojanneke Goedhart Employee Job Title: Traffic and Production Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title: The Recho Project Tagline: Ten young women join forces by starting a food truck to bring some life to refugee camps. Tell us about Le Recho. Le Recho, meaning ‘the Stove’ in English, is a non-profit food truck project started by ten young women in France. The aim of the project is to bring life to a refugee camp in France through cooking workshops and meals.  The project hopes to create bonds and help foster the integration of refugees. I first heard about Le Recho through…

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

We are always inspired to see where people go in their TOMS, not least because every experience is an expression of gratitude – both while travelling and in everyday life. This time we introduce you to Roëll, a traveller in heart and soul, and founder of one of the best known online travel magazines in the Netherlands: We Are Travellers. Name: Roëll de Ram Hometown: Utrecht Occupation: Travel blogger Hobbies: Travel, dancing, photography and cooking or trying out dishes in new restaurants Where do your TOMS take you? This time my TOMS took me to the Big Apple, the “concrete…

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

Employee Name: Marlon Pearce Title: Sr. Merchandise Planner Tomorrows Project: FEDUP Tagline: Spreading Hope for the Homeless What is your Tomorrows Project? For my Tomorrows Project, I am supporting FEDUP, an outreach program for LA’s homeless population that provides food, supplies, and a sense of HOPE through comfort and conversation. There are over 41,000 people in LA county who sleep on the streets or shelters every night and that population has increased by 11% from 2015. My Tomorrows Project is funding updating FEDUP’s website, organizing five meal giveaway events and providing basic supplies (tents, sleeping bags, etc) to the most…

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TOMS Optical: Meet Dr. Veronica Ruelas

July 16th, 2014 by TOMS

This past Spring we launched the TOMS Optical collection, featuring 21 new frames for prescription lenses to improve your vision and someone else’s. New York Eyewear Retailer, Artsee helped us celebrate our launch with an event at their funky eyewear boutique (which doubles as an art gallery) in the heart of NYC. Showcasing our take on timeless silhouettes that give back, the event was huge success for TOMS Eyewear. Take a look at some of our favorite photos:

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Recently, we spoke with Dr. Veronica Ruelas, (pictured above) the lead optometrist at the eye care practice located within Artsee, ThirdEyeChic Optometry. A certified yoga and mediation instructor, Dr. Veronica’s passion for health and well-being transcends through her practice in many ways. Here she tells us about ThirdEyeChic’s holistic approach to eye care- focusing on tailoring a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient including stress reduction and nutritional direction.

1. How do you bring you knowledge of yoga and meditation techniques to your patients?

I am certified as a yoga instructor and meditation practitioner and have done meditation courses all over the world. At first, I started it more for my own personal transformation and then when I started seeing the positive effects of it, I began to branch out and talk to my patients about it. We [ThirdEyeChic Optometry] put information up on our website so that our patients have resources available to them. A lot of things I talk about with my patients are not things other doctors talk about. Our offices are located in the financial district of NYC, which is kind of like the financial mecca of the world. It’s very fast paced and people are under stressful positions so I feel like I am in the perfect place to be able to give them these types of messages. I don’t do this for all my patients, I kind of feel them out at first. I also discuss their nutrition with them as I feel strongly that all dis-ease begins there. I am very passionate about all of this because there are a lot of positive attributes one can take with them and be able to use in their day-to-day lives.

2. Describe your optical store

Our optometric practice is located inside the optical boutique, Artsee, which is different in the sense that it doubles as an art gallery. It was created ten years ago with the philosophy that every three months they would feature a new up and coming artist. We are constantly having new artists come in and show their work and have art shows. People come in feeling like they are in this really cool museum. All of the optical frames at Arstee are hand made and are very much for the eyewear aficionado. Wanting to accommodate everyone we expanded our collections a little bit and brought in some frames that were a little less funky. We constantly strive to offer the highest possible customer experience. We try and understand what the patient’s personality is like and have fun with how far they are willing to go in their eyewear. Eyewear is so important because it is the first way one is expressing themselves when they meet someone.

3. You started a clinic in India, the ThirdEyeVision Foundation. Can you tell me about how it came to be, how the foundation works and what you see for its future?

Once I got certified as a yoga instructor I started traveling to Peru, India, Lebanon, Brazil – we have done many volunteer eye care missions, but the place that I connected with the most was in the Himalayas. There is a wonderful Swami there that has been running a medical clinic for decades servicing all of the surrounding villages. I was introduced to him by one of my teachers and he invited me to come check out what he was doing. The first year I went by myself. I brought 1,500 pairs of glasses and bags of medications and I ran the clinic with the help of the people that are already living there at the ashram. Every year it continues to grow. We now have a new building and facility there with an operational theatre. It is completely different than when I first started going. I taught them the importance of being a part of Rotary International – vision is one of Rotary’s passions. We started the application a couple of years ago and we got the chartered in 2011. My hope for the clinic is that it is completely sustainable and running even when I am not there. We have been in the process of training people there to be able to dispense the eyeglasses year round.

4. You founded AshramChic a yoga, meditation accessories and lifestyle line, in which a portion of all proceeds support the ThirdEyeVision Foundation. Can you tell me a little about it?

I was doing the clinic for a couple of years and I needed to start raising money. Up till then because it was self-funded and I couldn’t sustain that on my own. Even though the clinics are my passion, it was becoming bigger than myself. The opportunity came to open my own private practice so I started changing things around a little bit and started thinking about ways to raise money. Fundraising events and going out and raising money was not my specialty and I felt that there was a niche market for someone like me, the urban professional woman needing to find less stress in her life and that’s how I created Ashram Chic. It’s a yoga, meditation, and lifestyle company that teaches women how to meditate through mantra-based meditation with our fashion accessories and apparel.

5. How do you measure your success?

“Success is measured if you go to bed at night and you have peace of mind” – Paulo Coelho said this. I completely agree. I would love nothing more than for all the dreams to be manifested and to come to realization. I feel that it’s my social responsibility to do the best that I can. I would love to see Ashram Chic become an international success and for Third Eye Vision to be able to open clinics in very far, remote places. I’ve also taken a step back and learned to have fun with the process because if I keep up a super fast work pace, I am going to look like I am eighty years old in a few years! I have to be patient and do my best and understand that it is really not on my time. I want to have fun doing this, I want to inspire people along the way and help as many people as possible – that is really my goal.

6. What does being a TOM mean to you?

The common thread throughout all of the Ashram Chic products is “I AM.” That’s how we teach people about mantra-based meditation. We teach people to inhale “I AM” and exhale a virtue. All of our products feature different virtues or mantras attached to them. “I AM TOM” is a mantra. If you think about the universal thought that we are all one and we are all connected – there is no separation. Inhaling I AM and exhaling TOM is for me, all of us being one and all of us being a part of this moment.

To learn more about the TOMS Optical Collection click here. With every pair your purchase, TOMS will give sight to a person in need. One for One®.

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The Last-Mile Contribution

At TOMS, we take our commitment to giving shoes seriously. Our Giving Department works hard to send custom, made-to-order shoes to fit the needs of all of the diverse communities in which our Giving Partners work. We’ve learned that our Giving Partners put a significant amount of resources into distributing new TOMS Shoes to the children who need them most. And while some of these valued resourced are priceless — like relationships and trust within communities they serve — others can come with new, tangible expenses that make shoe distributions more difficult. To help ease the challenges and offset the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids

Name: Jennifer (Jen) Kuo Job Title: Social Media Engagement Specialist Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids Tagline: A wellness yoga program for kids to practice their listening/language skills while staying physically active & maintaining a healthy lifestyle. What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to bring an educational yoga program to a non-profit called No Limits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. The program will use the kid-friendly, Chi Universe Phresh Mats. The mats utilize fun shapes and colors to help the kids with body alignment and serve as visual cues for the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Hungry to Learn

Employee Name: David Shaffer Employee Job Title: Learning & Development Manager, Retail Tomorrows Project Title: Hungry to Learn Project Tagline: 1-in-5 college students is food insecure. With all that these students have on their plates, shouldn’t food be one them? What is your Tomorrows Project? (tell us what your Tomorrows Project details): Hungry To Learn supports at-risk students at Los Medanos College (LMC) by providing access to healthy food on campus and at home via an on campus food pantry.  While facing food insecurity, many students are forced to choose between staying in school and working to put food on…

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

Follow Korean actor Yeo Jin-goo as he travels to Vietnam to give shoes to children with Giving Partner Project RENEW. Watch the video below for a sneak peek of “Giving from Jin-goo Oppa” – presented by TOMS and tvN. The two-episode series will air at tvNAsia on December 10 and 17 at 10:30pm (GMT +8). How To Watch tvN: Hong Kong: iCable TV Ch.228 • NOW TV Ch.155 • TVB Network Vision Ch.35 / Ch.235(HD) • UTV Taiwan: CATV tvN Asia • MOD Ch.096 Singapore: Starhub TV Ch.824(HD) • Singtel TV Ch.518 Philippines: Destiny Cable Ch.75 • SkyCable Ch.145 /…

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

Employee Name: Jojanneke Goedhart Employee Job Title: Traffic and Production Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title: The Recho Project Tagline: Ten young women join forces by starting a food truck to bring some life to refugee camps. Tell us about Le Recho. Le Recho, meaning ‘the Stove’ in English, is a non-profit food truck project started by ten young women in France. The aim of the project is to bring life to a refugee camp in France through cooking workshops and meals.  The project hopes to create bonds and help foster the integration of refugees. I first heard about Le Recho through…

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

We are always inspired to see where people go in their TOMS, not least because every experience is an expression of gratitude – both while travelling and in everyday life. This time we introduce you to Roëll, a traveller in heart and soul, and founder of one of the best known online travel magazines in the Netherlands: We Are Travellers. Name: Roëll de Ram Hometown: Utrecht Occupation: Travel blogger Hobbies: Travel, dancing, photography and cooking or trying out dishes in new restaurants Where do your TOMS take you? This time my TOMS took me to the Big Apple, the “concrete…

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

Employee Name: Marlon Pearce Title: Sr. Merchandise Planner Tomorrows Project: FEDUP Tagline: Spreading Hope for the Homeless What is your Tomorrows Project? For my Tomorrows Project, I am supporting FEDUP, an outreach program for LA’s homeless population that provides food, supplies, and a sense of HOPE through comfort and conversation. There are over 41,000 people in LA county who sleep on the streets or shelters every night and that population has increased by 11% from 2015. My Tomorrows Project is funding updating FEDUP’s website, organizing five meal giveaway events and providing basic supplies (tents, sleeping bags, etc) to the most…

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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

The Last-Mile Contribution

At TOMS, we take our commitment to giving shoes seriously. Our Giving Department works hard to send custom, made-to-order shoes to fit the needs of all of the diverse communities in which our Giving Partners work. We’ve learned that our Giving Partners put a significant amount of resources into distributing new TOMS Shoes to the children who need them most. And while some of these valued resourced are priceless — like relationships and trust within communities they serve — others can come with new, tangible expenses that make shoe distributions more difficult. To help ease the challenges and offset the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids

Name: Jennifer (Jen) Kuo Job Title: Social Media Engagement Specialist Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids Tagline: A wellness yoga program for kids to practice their listening/language skills while staying physically active & maintaining a healthy lifestyle. What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to bring an educational yoga program to a non-profit called No Limits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. The program will use the kid-friendly, Chi Universe Phresh Mats. The mats utilize fun shapes and colors to help the kids with body alignment and serve as visual cues for the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Hungry to Learn

Employee Name: David Shaffer Employee Job Title: Learning & Development Manager, Retail Tomorrows Project Title: Hungry to Learn Project Tagline: 1-in-5 college students is food insecure. With all that these students have on their plates, shouldn’t food be one them? What is your Tomorrows Project? (tell us what your Tomorrows Project details): Hungry To Learn supports at-risk students at Los Medanos College (LMC) by providing access to healthy food on campus and at home via an on campus food pantry.  While facing food insecurity, many students are forced to choose between staying in school and working to put food on…

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

Follow Korean actor Yeo Jin-goo as he travels to Vietnam to give shoes to children with Giving Partner Project RENEW. Watch the video below for a sneak peek of “Giving from Jin-goo Oppa” – presented by TOMS and tvN. The two-episode series will air at tvNAsia on December 10 and 17 at 10:30pm (GMT +8). How To Watch tvN: Hong Kong: iCable TV Ch.228 • NOW TV Ch.155 • TVB Network Vision Ch.35 / Ch.235(HD) • UTV Taiwan: CATV tvN Asia • MOD Ch.096 Singapore: Starhub TV Ch.824(HD) • Singtel TV Ch.518 Philippines: Destiny Cable Ch.75 • SkyCable Ch.145 /…

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

Employee Name: Jojanneke Goedhart Employee Job Title: Traffic and Production Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title: The Recho Project Tagline: Ten young women join forces by starting a food truck to bring some life to refugee camps. Tell us about Le Recho. Le Recho, meaning ‘the Stove’ in English, is a non-profit food truck project started by ten young women in France. The aim of the project is to bring life to a refugee camp in France through cooking workshops and meals.  The project hopes to create bonds and help foster the integration of refugees. I first heard about Le Recho through…

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

We are always inspired to see where people go in their TOMS, not least because every experience is an expression of gratitude – both while travelling and in everyday life. This time we introduce you to Roëll, a traveller in heart and soul, and founder of one of the best known online travel magazines in the Netherlands: We Are Travellers. Name: Roëll de Ram Hometown: Utrecht Occupation: Travel blogger Hobbies: Travel, dancing, photography and cooking or trying out dishes in new restaurants Where do your TOMS take you? This time my TOMS took me to the Big Apple, the “concrete…

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

Employee Name: Marlon Pearce Title: Sr. Merchandise Planner Tomorrows Project: FEDUP Tagline: Spreading Hope for the Homeless What is your Tomorrows Project? For my Tomorrows Project, I am supporting FEDUP, an outreach program for LA’s homeless population that provides food, supplies, and a sense of HOPE through comfort and conversation. There are over 41,000 people in LA county who sleep on the streets or shelters every night and that population has increased by 11% from 2015. My Tomorrows Project is funding updating FEDUP’s website, organizing five meal giveaway events and providing basic supplies (tents, sleeping bags, etc) to the most…

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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

The Last-Mile Contribution

At TOMS, we take our commitment to giving shoes seriously. Our Giving Department works hard to send custom, made-to-order shoes to fit the needs of all of the diverse communities in which our Giving Partners work. We’ve learned that our Giving Partners put a significant amount of resources into distributing new TOMS Shoes to the children who need them most. And while some of these valued resourced are priceless — like relationships and trust within communities they serve — others can come with new, tangible expenses that make shoe distributions more difficult. To help ease the challenges and offset the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids

Name: Jennifer (Jen) Kuo Job Title: Social Media Engagement Specialist Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids Tagline: A wellness yoga program for kids to practice their listening/language skills while staying physically active & maintaining a healthy lifestyle. What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to bring an educational yoga program to a non-profit called No Limits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. The program will use the kid-friendly, Chi Universe Phresh Mats. The mats utilize fun shapes and colors to help the kids with body alignment and serve as visual cues for the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Hungry to Learn

Employee Name: David Shaffer Employee Job Title: Learning & Development Manager, Retail Tomorrows Project Title: Hungry to Learn Project Tagline: 1-in-5 college students is food insecure. With all that these students have on their plates, shouldn’t food be one them? What is your Tomorrows Project? (tell us what your Tomorrows Project details): Hungry To Learn supports at-risk students at Los Medanos College (LMC) by providing access to healthy food on campus and at home via an on campus food pantry.  While facing food insecurity, many students are forced to choose between staying in school and working to put food on…

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

Follow Korean actor Yeo Jin-goo as he travels to Vietnam to give shoes to children with Giving Partner Project RENEW. Watch the video below for a sneak peek of “Giving from Jin-goo Oppa” – presented by TOMS and tvN. The two-episode series will air at tvNAsia on December 10 and 17 at 10:30pm (GMT +8). How To Watch tvN: Hong Kong: iCable TV Ch.228 • NOW TV Ch.155 • TVB Network Vision Ch.35 / Ch.235(HD) • UTV Taiwan: CATV tvN Asia • MOD Ch.096 Singapore: Starhub TV Ch.824(HD) • Singtel TV Ch.518 Philippines: Destiny Cable Ch.75 • SkyCable Ch.145 /…

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

Employee Name: Jojanneke Goedhart Employee Job Title: Traffic and Production Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title: The Recho Project Tagline: Ten young women join forces by starting a food truck to bring some life to refugee camps. Tell us about Le Recho. Le Recho, meaning ‘the Stove’ in English, is a non-profit food truck project started by ten young women in France. The aim of the project is to bring life to a refugee camp in France through cooking workshops and meals.  The project hopes to create bonds and help foster the integration of refugees. I first heard about Le Recho through…

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

We are always inspired to see where people go in their TOMS, not least because every experience is an expression of gratitude – both while travelling and in everyday life. This time we introduce you to Roëll, a traveller in heart and soul, and founder of one of the best known online travel magazines in the Netherlands: We Are Travellers. Name: Roëll de Ram Hometown: Utrecht Occupation: Travel blogger Hobbies: Travel, dancing, photography and cooking or trying out dishes in new restaurants Where do your TOMS take you? This time my TOMS took me to the Big Apple, the “concrete…

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

Employee Name: Marlon Pearce Title: Sr. Merchandise Planner Tomorrows Project: FEDUP Tagline: Spreading Hope for the Homeless What is your Tomorrows Project? For my Tomorrows Project, I am supporting FEDUP, an outreach program for LA’s homeless population that provides food, supplies, and a sense of HOPE through comfort and conversation. There are over 41,000 people in LA county who sleep on the streets or shelters every night and that population has increased by 11% from 2015. My Tomorrows Project is funding updating FEDUP’s website, organizing five meal giveaway events and providing basic supplies (tents, sleeping bags, etc) to the most…

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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

The Last-Mile Contribution

At TOMS, we take our commitment to giving shoes seriously. Our Giving Department works hard to send custom, made-to-order shoes to fit the needs of all of the diverse communities in which our Giving Partners work. We’ve learned that our Giving Partners put a significant amount of resources into distributing new TOMS Shoes to the children who need them most. And while some of these valued resourced are priceless — like relationships and trust within communities they serve — others can come with new, tangible expenses that make shoe distributions more difficult. To help ease the challenges and offset the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids

Name: Jennifer (Jen) Kuo Job Title: Social Media Engagement Specialist Tomorrows Project: Yoga for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids Tagline: A wellness yoga program for kids to practice their listening/language skills while staying physically active & maintaining a healthy lifestyle. What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to bring an educational yoga program to a non-profit called No Limits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. The program will use the kid-friendly, Chi Universe Phresh Mats. The mats utilize fun shapes and colors to help the kids with body alignment and serve as visual cues for the…

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The Tomorrows Project: Hungry to Learn

Employee Name: David Shaffer Employee Job Title: Learning & Development Manager, Retail Tomorrows Project Title: Hungry to Learn Project Tagline: 1-in-5 college students is food insecure. With all that these students have on their plates, shouldn’t food be one them? What is your Tomorrows Project? (tell us what your Tomorrows Project details): Hungry To Learn supports at-risk students at Los Medanos College (LMC) by providing access to healthy food on campus and at home via an on campus food pantry.  While facing food insecurity, many students are forced to choose between staying in school and working to put food on…

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

Follow Korean actor Yeo Jin-goo as he travels to Vietnam to give shoes to children with Giving Partner Project RENEW. Watch the video below for a sneak peek of “Giving from Jin-goo Oppa” – presented by TOMS and tvN. The two-episode series will air at tvNAsia on December 10 and 17 at 10:30pm (GMT +8). How To Watch tvN: Hong Kong: iCable TV Ch.228 • NOW TV Ch.155 • TVB Network Vision Ch.35 / Ch.235(HD) • UTV Taiwan: CATV tvN Asia • MOD Ch.096 Singapore: Starhub TV Ch.824(HD) • Singtel TV Ch.518 Philippines: Destiny Cable Ch.75 • SkyCable Ch.145 /…

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

Employee Name: Jojanneke Goedhart Employee Job Title: Traffic and Production Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title: The Recho Project Tagline: Ten young women join forces by starting a food truck to bring some life to refugee camps. Tell us about Le Recho. Le Recho, meaning ‘the Stove’ in English, is a non-profit food truck project started by ten young women in France. The aim of the project is to bring life to a refugee camp in France through cooking workshops and meals.  The project hopes to create bonds and help foster the integration of refugees. I first heard about Le Recho through…

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

We are always inspired to see where people go in their TOMS, not least because every experience is an expression of gratitude – both while travelling and in everyday life. This time we introduce you to Roëll, a traveller in heart and soul, and founder of one of the best known online travel magazines in the Netherlands: We Are Travellers. Name: Roëll de Ram Hometown: Utrecht Occupation: Travel blogger Hobbies: Travel, dancing, photography and cooking or trying out dishes in new restaurants Where do your TOMS take you? This time my TOMS took me to the Big Apple, the “concrete…

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

Employee Name: Marlon Pearce Title: Sr. Merchandise Planner Tomorrows Project: FEDUP Tagline: Spreading Hope for the Homeless What is your Tomorrows Project? For my Tomorrows Project, I am supporting FEDUP, an outreach program for LA’s homeless population that provides food, supplies, and a sense of HOPE through comfort and conversation. There are over 41,000 people in LA county who sleep on the streets or shelters every night and that population has increased by 11% from 2015. My Tomorrows Project is funding updating FEDUP’s website, organizing five meal giveaway events and providing basic supplies (tents, sleeping bags, etc) to the most…

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