THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Defy the Odds

Employee name | Molly Virostek Employee job title | Social Entrepreneurship Marketing Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title | Defy the Odds Project Tagline | Help 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training) transform their hustle and defy the odds with a Defy Ventures scholarship.   Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project provided a Defy Ventures scholarship to 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training), empowering them to transform their hustle and defy the odds. Defy Ventures is an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently incarcerated men and women. An MBA style training program, Defy believes these incarcerated…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA

• Employee Name: Elena Smith • Employee Job Title: Executive Assistant • Tomorrows Project Title: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA • Project Tagline: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supports the non-profit Corazon De Vida Foundation that helps sustain ten orphanages in Baja California, Mexico. Corazon de Vida provides the financial support necessary to keep over 700 children fed, clothed and properly cared for. However, the organization stuggles to provide more than basic day-to-day necessities for the children they serve. Ever since I started volunteering with the organization,…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: One Step Further

Employee Name: Alex Lithwick Employee Job Title: Director, Strategy & Reporting Tomorrows Project Title: One Step Further Project Tagline: At TOMS, we give the gift of shoes… why don’t we go ONE STEP FURTHER and give the gift of walking? Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project  funded orthopedic care programs and equipment for the Venice Family Clinic focusing on Pediatrics. Venice family clinic’s mission is to provide quality primary healthcare to people in need. Venice Family Clinic provides free and affordable health care for low-income, uninsured and homeless families and individuals. They serve over 24,000 patients each…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Amazonian Reforestation

• Employee Name: Ricky Chhabra • Employee Job Title: Finance Analyst • Tomorrows Project Title: Amazonian Reforestation • Project Tagline: Reduce and Offset Climate Impact Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project focuses on climate change because I believe it will be one of the largest threats to our civilization within our generation. My project supports an existing conservation project by CarbonFund.org in Brazil called The Envira Amazonia Project. The Envira Amazonia Project aims to reduce more than 12.5 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions, while preserving approximately 500,000 acres of Brazil’s Amazonian tropical rainforest. The project…

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Seva Celebrating 500,000 Sight Saving Services

TOMS Eyewear launched in 2011, seeking to provide solutions for preventable blindness around the world. We are proud to announce that we have reached the milestone of helping to restore sight for 500,000 individuals. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing TOMS supporters and our Sight Giving Partners. Today’s story comes to us from Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation and their Seva Storyteller, Maggie Vizcarra. Read on to learn more about the impact we are making together: Imagine 500,000 individuals having a life changing experience. This isn’t the ‘wow that was a good cup of coffee’ experience. I am talking about…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Foster Youth with a Future

Name: Philip Corpuz Job Title: Global Transportation Coordinator Tomorrow’s Project: Foster Youth with a Future Tagline: Preparing Foster Youth for success towards adulthood with educational programs. Tell us about your Tomorrow’s Project. My Tomorrows Project is to help enrich the current and former foster youth in the Los Angeles area through the non-profit organization United Friends of the Children. Since 1979, UFC has been an integral part of the Los Angeles foster care community with early advocacy efforts that helped establish the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services and pass the Foster Care Independence Act. My Tomorrows Project…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Angel Hanz for the Homeless

Name: Holli Schmidt Job Title: Executive Assistant Tomorrows Project Title: Angel Hanz for the Homeless Project Tagline: Let’s Never Forget About the Pets Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supported Angel Hanz for the Homeless to replenish much needed supplies for the homeless and their pets in the greater Los Angeles area. My Tomorrows Project provided care packages and supplies such as tent shelters, sleeping bags, clothing, hygiene products, blankets, leashes, pet food and pet beds to go to homeless people and their pets. The supplies will be passed out at a monthly distribution event. Also, thanks…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Anything Can Be Fund

Name:  Laurie Flenner Job Title:  Service Delivery Manager – IT Tomorrow’s Project: “Anything Can Be” Fund Tagline:  Extracurricular Scholarships for children in need in Culver City, CA Tell us about your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is focused on creating the “Anything Can Be” Fund in Culver City, CA. The “Anything Can Be” Fund provides approximately 30 local students with scholarships to participate in programs like soccer, piano, dance or martial arts, that develop skills and empower them to succeed. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in these valuable extracurricular activities, however they can often…

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Discover the Regions Where We Give: Guatemala

Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, is a country where TOMS has had a long-standing relationship through giving and is the inspiration for this season’s Regions Where We Give shoe! When on a recent trip, our product design team fell in love with the sweeping landscapes, rich culture and brightly colored textiles found at local markets. Since 2011, TOMS has given over 2.2 million pairs of new shoes in Guatemala with our Giving Partners ADRI, AmeriCares, Buckner, Children International and Feed the Children. Shoes are used to support their many programs, ranging from health, education, economic advancement and nutrition and…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Defy the Odds

Employee name | Molly Virostek Employee job title | Social Entrepreneurship Marketing Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title | Defy the Odds Project Tagline | Help 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training) transform their hustle and defy the odds with a Defy Ventures scholarship.   Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project provided a Defy Ventures scholarship to 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training), empowering them to transform their hustle and defy the odds. Defy Ventures is an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently incarcerated men and women. An MBA style training program, Defy believes these incarcerated…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA

• Employee Name: Elena Smith • Employee Job Title: Executive Assistant • Tomorrows Project Title: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA • Project Tagline: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supports the non-profit Corazon De Vida Foundation that helps sustain ten orphanages in Baja California, Mexico. Corazon de Vida provides the financial support necessary to keep over 700 children fed, clothed and properly cared for. However, the organization stuggles to provide more than basic day-to-day necessities for the children they serve. Ever since I started volunteering with the organization,…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: One Step Further

Employee Name: Alex Lithwick Employee Job Title: Director, Strategy & Reporting Tomorrows Project Title: One Step Further Project Tagline: At TOMS, we give the gift of shoes… why don’t we go ONE STEP FURTHER and give the gift of walking? Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project  funded orthopedic care programs and equipment for the Venice Family Clinic focusing on Pediatrics. Venice family clinic’s mission is to provide quality primary healthcare to people in need. Venice Family Clinic provides free and affordable health care for low-income, uninsured and homeless families and individuals. They serve over 24,000 patients each…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Amazonian Reforestation

• Employee Name: Ricky Chhabra • Employee Job Title: Finance Analyst • Tomorrows Project Title: Amazonian Reforestation • Project Tagline: Reduce and Offset Climate Impact Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project focuses on climate change because I believe it will be one of the largest threats to our civilization within our generation. My project supports an existing conservation project by CarbonFund.org in Brazil called The Envira Amazonia Project. The Envira Amazonia Project aims to reduce more than 12.5 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions, while preserving approximately 500,000 acres of Brazil’s Amazonian tropical rainforest. The project…

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Seva Celebrating 500,000 Sight Saving Services

TOMS Eyewear launched in 2011, seeking to provide solutions for preventable blindness around the world. We are proud to announce that we have reached the milestone of helping to restore sight for 500,000 individuals. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing TOMS supporters and our Sight Giving Partners. Today’s story comes to us from Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation and their Seva Storyteller, Maggie Vizcarra. Read on to learn more about the impact we are making together: Imagine 500,000 individuals having a life changing experience. This isn’t the ‘wow that was a good cup of coffee’ experience. I am talking about…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Foster Youth with a Future

Name: Philip Corpuz Job Title: Global Transportation Coordinator Tomorrow’s Project: Foster Youth with a Future Tagline: Preparing Foster Youth for success towards adulthood with educational programs. Tell us about your Tomorrow’s Project. My Tomorrows Project is to help enrich the current and former foster youth in the Los Angeles area through the non-profit organization United Friends of the Children. Since 1979, UFC has been an integral part of the Los Angeles foster care community with early advocacy efforts that helped establish the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services and pass the Foster Care Independence Act. My Tomorrows Project…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Angel Hanz for the Homeless

Name: Holli Schmidt Job Title: Executive Assistant Tomorrows Project Title: Angel Hanz for the Homeless Project Tagline: Let’s Never Forget About the Pets Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supported Angel Hanz for the Homeless to replenish much needed supplies for the homeless and their pets in the greater Los Angeles area. My Tomorrows Project provided care packages and supplies such as tent shelters, sleeping bags, clothing, hygiene products, blankets, leashes, pet food and pet beds to go to homeless people and their pets. The supplies will be passed out at a monthly distribution event. Also, thanks…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Anything Can Be Fund

Name:  Laurie Flenner Job Title:  Service Delivery Manager – IT Tomorrow’s Project: “Anything Can Be” Fund Tagline:  Extracurricular Scholarships for children in need in Culver City, CA Tell us about your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is focused on creating the “Anything Can Be” Fund in Culver City, CA. The “Anything Can Be” Fund provides approximately 30 local students with scholarships to participate in programs like soccer, piano, dance or martial arts, that develop skills and empower them to succeed. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in these valuable extracurricular activities, however they can often…

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Discover the Regions Where We Give: Guatemala

Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, is a country where TOMS has had a long-standing relationship through giving and is the inspiration for this season’s Regions Where We Give shoe! When on a recent trip, our product design team fell in love with the sweeping landscapes, rich culture and brightly colored textiles found at local markets. Since 2011, TOMS has given over 2.2 million pairs of new shoes in Guatemala with our Giving Partners ADRI, AmeriCares, Buckner, Children International and Feed the Children. Shoes are used to support their many programs, ranging from health, education, economic advancement and nutrition and…

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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 TOMORROWS PROJECT: Defy the Odds

Employee name | Molly Virostek Employee job title | Social Entrepreneurship Marketing Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title | Defy the Odds Project Tagline | Help 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training) transform their hustle and defy the odds with a Defy Ventures scholarship.   Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project provided a Defy Ventures scholarship to 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training), empowering them to transform their hustle and defy the odds. Defy Ventures is an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently incarcerated men and women. An MBA style training program, Defy believes these incarcerated…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA

• Employee Name: Elena Smith • Employee Job Title: Executive Assistant • Tomorrows Project Title: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA • Project Tagline: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supports the non-profit Corazon De Vida Foundation that helps sustain ten orphanages in Baja California, Mexico. Corazon de Vida provides the financial support necessary to keep over 700 children fed, clothed and properly cared for. However, the organization stuggles to provide more than basic day-to-day necessities for the children they serve. Ever since I started volunteering with the organization,…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: One Step Further

Employee Name: Alex Lithwick Employee Job Title: Director, Strategy & Reporting Tomorrows Project Title: One Step Further Project Tagline: At TOMS, we give the gift of shoes… why don’t we go ONE STEP FURTHER and give the gift of walking? Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project  funded orthopedic care programs and equipment for the Venice Family Clinic focusing on Pediatrics. Venice family clinic’s mission is to provide quality primary healthcare to people in need. Venice Family Clinic provides free and affordable health care for low-income, uninsured and homeless families and individuals. They serve over 24,000 patients each…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Amazonian Reforestation

• Employee Name: Ricky Chhabra • Employee Job Title: Finance Analyst • Tomorrows Project Title: Amazonian Reforestation • Project Tagline: Reduce and Offset Climate Impact Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project focuses on climate change because I believe it will be one of the largest threats to our civilization within our generation. My project supports an existing conservation project by CarbonFund.org in Brazil called The Envira Amazonia Project. The Envira Amazonia Project aims to reduce more than 12.5 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions, while preserving approximately 500,000 acres of Brazil’s Amazonian tropical rainforest. The project…

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Seva Celebrating 500,000 Sight Saving Services

TOMS Eyewear launched in 2011, seeking to provide solutions for preventable blindness around the world. We are proud to announce that we have reached the milestone of helping to restore sight for 500,000 individuals. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing TOMS supporters and our Sight Giving Partners. Today’s story comes to us from Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation and their Seva Storyteller, Maggie Vizcarra. Read on to learn more about the impact we are making together: Imagine 500,000 individuals having a life changing experience. This isn’t the ‘wow that was a good cup of coffee’ experience. I am talking about…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Foster Youth with a Future

Name: Philip Corpuz Job Title: Global Transportation Coordinator Tomorrow’s Project: Foster Youth with a Future Tagline: Preparing Foster Youth for success towards adulthood with educational programs. Tell us about your Tomorrow’s Project. My Tomorrows Project is to help enrich the current and former foster youth in the Los Angeles area through the non-profit organization United Friends of the Children. Since 1979, UFC has been an integral part of the Los Angeles foster care community with early advocacy efforts that helped establish the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services and pass the Foster Care Independence Act. My Tomorrows Project…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Angel Hanz for the Homeless

Name: Holli Schmidt Job Title: Executive Assistant Tomorrows Project Title: Angel Hanz for the Homeless Project Tagline: Let’s Never Forget About the Pets Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supported Angel Hanz for the Homeless to replenish much needed supplies for the homeless and their pets in the greater Los Angeles area. My Tomorrows Project provided care packages and supplies such as tent shelters, sleeping bags, clothing, hygiene products, blankets, leashes, pet food and pet beds to go to homeless people and their pets. The supplies will be passed out at a monthly distribution event. Also, thanks…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Anything Can Be Fund

Name:  Laurie Flenner Job Title:  Service Delivery Manager – IT Tomorrow’s Project: “Anything Can Be” Fund Tagline:  Extracurricular Scholarships for children in need in Culver City, CA Tell us about your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is focused on creating the “Anything Can Be” Fund in Culver City, CA. The “Anything Can Be” Fund provides approximately 30 local students with scholarships to participate in programs like soccer, piano, dance or martial arts, that develop skills and empower them to succeed. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in these valuable extracurricular activities, however they can often…

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Discover the Regions Where We Give: Guatemala

Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, is a country where TOMS has had a long-standing relationship through giving and is the inspiration for this season’s Regions Where We Give shoe! When on a recent trip, our product design team fell in love with the sweeping landscapes, rich culture and brightly colored textiles found at local markets. Since 2011, TOMS has given over 2.2 million pairs of new shoes in Guatemala with our Giving Partners ADRI, AmeriCares, Buckner, Children International and Feed the Children. Shoes are used to support their many programs, ranging from health, education, economic advancement and nutrition and…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Defy the Odds

Employee name | Molly Virostek Employee job title | Social Entrepreneurship Marketing Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title | Defy the Odds Project Tagline | Help 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training) transform their hustle and defy the odds with a Defy Ventures scholarship.   Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project provided a Defy Ventures scholarship to 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training), empowering them to transform their hustle and defy the odds. Defy Ventures is an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently incarcerated men and women. An MBA style training program, Defy believes these incarcerated…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA

• Employee Name: Elena Smith • Employee Job Title: Executive Assistant • Tomorrows Project Title: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA • Project Tagline: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supports the non-profit Corazon De Vida Foundation that helps sustain ten orphanages in Baja California, Mexico. Corazon de Vida provides the financial support necessary to keep over 700 children fed, clothed and properly cared for. However, the organization stuggles to provide more than basic day-to-day necessities for the children they serve. Ever since I started volunteering with the organization,…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: One Step Further

Employee Name: Alex Lithwick Employee Job Title: Director, Strategy & Reporting Tomorrows Project Title: One Step Further Project Tagline: At TOMS, we give the gift of shoes… why don’t we go ONE STEP FURTHER and give the gift of walking? Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project  funded orthopedic care programs and equipment for the Venice Family Clinic focusing on Pediatrics. Venice family clinic’s mission is to provide quality primary healthcare to people in need. Venice Family Clinic provides free and affordable health care for low-income, uninsured and homeless families and individuals. They serve over 24,000 patients each…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Amazonian Reforestation

• Employee Name: Ricky Chhabra • Employee Job Title: Finance Analyst • Tomorrows Project Title: Amazonian Reforestation • Project Tagline: Reduce and Offset Climate Impact Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project focuses on climate change because I believe it will be one of the largest threats to our civilization within our generation. My project supports an existing conservation project by CarbonFund.org in Brazil called The Envira Amazonia Project. The Envira Amazonia Project aims to reduce more than 12.5 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions, while preserving approximately 500,000 acres of Brazil’s Amazonian tropical rainforest. The project…

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Seva Celebrating 500,000 Sight Saving Services

TOMS Eyewear launched in 2011, seeking to provide solutions for preventable blindness around the world. We are proud to announce that we have reached the milestone of helping to restore sight for 500,000 individuals. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing TOMS supporters and our Sight Giving Partners. Today’s story comes to us from Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation and their Seva Storyteller, Maggie Vizcarra. Read on to learn more about the impact we are making together: Imagine 500,000 individuals having a life changing experience. This isn’t the ‘wow that was a good cup of coffee’ experience. I am talking about…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Foster Youth with a Future

Name: Philip Corpuz Job Title: Global Transportation Coordinator Tomorrow’s Project: Foster Youth with a Future Tagline: Preparing Foster Youth for success towards adulthood with educational programs. Tell us about your Tomorrow’s Project. My Tomorrows Project is to help enrich the current and former foster youth in the Los Angeles area through the non-profit organization United Friends of the Children. Since 1979, UFC has been an integral part of the Los Angeles foster care community with early advocacy efforts that helped establish the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services and pass the Foster Care Independence Act. My Tomorrows Project…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Angel Hanz for the Homeless

Name: Holli Schmidt Job Title: Executive Assistant Tomorrows Project Title: Angel Hanz for the Homeless Project Tagline: Let’s Never Forget About the Pets Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supported Angel Hanz for the Homeless to replenish much needed supplies for the homeless and their pets in the greater Los Angeles area. My Tomorrows Project provided care packages and supplies such as tent shelters, sleeping bags, clothing, hygiene products, blankets, leashes, pet food and pet beds to go to homeless people and their pets. The supplies will be passed out at a monthly distribution event. Also, thanks…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Anything Can Be Fund

Name:  Laurie Flenner Job Title:  Service Delivery Manager – IT Tomorrow’s Project: “Anything Can Be” Fund Tagline:  Extracurricular Scholarships for children in need in Culver City, CA Tell us about your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is focused on creating the “Anything Can Be” Fund in Culver City, CA. The “Anything Can Be” Fund provides approximately 30 local students with scholarships to participate in programs like soccer, piano, dance or martial arts, that develop skills and empower them to succeed. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in these valuable extracurricular activities, however they can often…

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Discover the Regions Where We Give: Guatemala

Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, is a country where TOMS has had a long-standing relationship through giving and is the inspiration for this season’s Regions Where We Give shoe! When on a recent trip, our product design team fell in love with the sweeping landscapes, rich culture and brightly colored textiles found at local markets. Since 2011, TOMS has given over 2.2 million pairs of new shoes in Guatemala with our Giving Partners ADRI, AmeriCares, Buckner, Children International and Feed the Children. Shoes are used to support their many programs, ranging from health, education, economic advancement and nutrition and…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Defy the Odds

Employee name | Molly Virostek Employee job title | Social Entrepreneurship Marketing Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title | Defy the Odds Project Tagline | Help 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training) transform their hustle and defy the odds with a Defy Ventures scholarship.   Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project provided a Defy Ventures scholarship to 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training), empowering them to transform their hustle and defy the odds. Defy Ventures is an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently incarcerated men and women. An MBA style training program, Defy believes these incarcerated…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA

• Employee Name: Elena Smith • Employee Job Title: Executive Assistant • Tomorrows Project Title: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA • Project Tagline: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supports the non-profit Corazon De Vida Foundation that helps sustain ten orphanages in Baja California, Mexico. Corazon de Vida provides the financial support necessary to keep over 700 children fed, clothed and properly cared for. However, the organization stuggles to provide more than basic day-to-day necessities for the children they serve. Ever since I started volunteering with the organization,…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: One Step Further

Employee Name: Alex Lithwick Employee Job Title: Director, Strategy & Reporting Tomorrows Project Title: One Step Further Project Tagline: At TOMS, we give the gift of shoes… why don’t we go ONE STEP FURTHER and give the gift of walking? Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project  funded orthopedic care programs and equipment for the Venice Family Clinic focusing on Pediatrics. Venice family clinic’s mission is to provide quality primary healthcare to people in need. Venice Family Clinic provides free and affordable health care for low-income, uninsured and homeless families and individuals. They serve over 24,000 patients each…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Amazonian Reforestation

• Employee Name: Ricky Chhabra • Employee Job Title: Finance Analyst • Tomorrows Project Title: Amazonian Reforestation • Project Tagline: Reduce and Offset Climate Impact Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project focuses on climate change because I believe it will be one of the largest threats to our civilization within our generation. My project supports an existing conservation project by CarbonFund.org in Brazil called The Envira Amazonia Project. The Envira Amazonia Project aims to reduce more than 12.5 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions, while preserving approximately 500,000 acres of Brazil’s Amazonian tropical rainforest. The project…

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Seva Celebrating 500,000 Sight Saving Services

TOMS Eyewear launched in 2011, seeking to provide solutions for preventable blindness around the world. We are proud to announce that we have reached the milestone of helping to restore sight for 500,000 individuals. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing TOMS supporters and our Sight Giving Partners. Today’s story comes to us from Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation and their Seva Storyteller, Maggie Vizcarra. Read on to learn more about the impact we are making together: Imagine 500,000 individuals having a life changing experience. This isn’t the ‘wow that was a good cup of coffee’ experience. I am talking about…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Foster Youth with a Future

Name: Philip Corpuz Job Title: Global Transportation Coordinator Tomorrow’s Project: Foster Youth with a Future Tagline: Preparing Foster Youth for success towards adulthood with educational programs. Tell us about your Tomorrow’s Project. My Tomorrows Project is to help enrich the current and former foster youth in the Los Angeles area through the non-profit organization United Friends of the Children. Since 1979, UFC has been an integral part of the Los Angeles foster care community with early advocacy efforts that helped establish the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services and pass the Foster Care Independence Act. My Tomorrows Project…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Angel Hanz for the Homeless

Name: Holli Schmidt Job Title: Executive Assistant Tomorrows Project Title: Angel Hanz for the Homeless Project Tagline: Let’s Never Forget About the Pets Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supported Angel Hanz for the Homeless to replenish much needed supplies for the homeless and their pets in the greater Los Angeles area. My Tomorrows Project provided care packages and supplies such as tent shelters, sleeping bags, clothing, hygiene products, blankets, leashes, pet food and pet beds to go to homeless people and their pets. The supplies will be passed out at a monthly distribution event. Also, thanks…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Anything Can Be Fund

Name:  Laurie Flenner Job Title:  Service Delivery Manager – IT Tomorrow’s Project: “Anything Can Be” Fund Tagline:  Extracurricular Scholarships for children in need in Culver City, CA Tell us about your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is focused on creating the “Anything Can Be” Fund in Culver City, CA. The “Anything Can Be” Fund provides approximately 30 local students with scholarships to participate in programs like soccer, piano, dance or martial arts, that develop skills and empower them to succeed. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in these valuable extracurricular activities, however they can often…

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Discover the Regions Where We Give: Guatemala

Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, is a country where TOMS has had a long-standing relationship through giving and is the inspiration for this season’s Regions Where We Give shoe! When on a recent trip, our product design team fell in love with the sweeping landscapes, rich culture and brightly colored textiles found at local markets. Since 2011, TOMS has given over 2.2 million pairs of new shoes in Guatemala with our Giving Partners ADRI, AmeriCares, Buckner, Children International and Feed the Children. Shoes are used to support their many programs, ranging from health, education, economic advancement and nutrition and…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Defy the Odds

Employee name | Molly Virostek Employee job title | Social Entrepreneurship Marketing Coordinator Tomorrows Project Title | Defy the Odds Project Tagline | Help 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training) transform their hustle and defy the odds with a Defy Ventures scholarship.   Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project provided a Defy Ventures scholarship to 20 incarcerated EITs (Entrepreneurs in Training), empowering them to transform their hustle and defy the odds. Defy Ventures is an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently incarcerated men and women. An MBA style training program, Defy believes these incarcerated…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA

• Employee Name: Elena Smith • Employee Job Title: Executive Assistant • Tomorrows Project Title: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA • Project Tagline: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supports the non-profit Corazon De Vida Foundation that helps sustain ten orphanages in Baja California, Mexico. Corazon de Vida provides the financial support necessary to keep over 700 children fed, clothed and properly cared for. However, the organization stuggles to provide more than basic day-to-day necessities for the children they serve. Ever since I started volunteering with the organization,…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: One Step Further

Employee Name: Alex Lithwick Employee Job Title: Director, Strategy & Reporting Tomorrows Project Title: One Step Further Project Tagline: At TOMS, we give the gift of shoes… why don’t we go ONE STEP FURTHER and give the gift of walking? Tell us about you Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project  funded orthopedic care programs and equipment for the Venice Family Clinic focusing on Pediatrics. Venice family clinic’s mission is to provide quality primary healthcare to people in need. Venice Family Clinic provides free and affordable health care for low-income, uninsured and homeless families and individuals. They serve over 24,000 patients each…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Amazonian Reforestation

• Employee Name: Ricky Chhabra • Employee Job Title: Finance Analyst • Tomorrows Project Title: Amazonian Reforestation • Project Tagline: Reduce and Offset Climate Impact Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project focuses on climate change because I believe it will be one of the largest threats to our civilization within our generation. My project supports an existing conservation project by CarbonFund.org in Brazil called The Envira Amazonia Project. The Envira Amazonia Project aims to reduce more than 12.5 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions, while preserving approximately 500,000 acres of Brazil’s Amazonian tropical rainforest. The project…

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Seva Celebrating 500,000 Sight Saving Services

TOMS Eyewear launched in 2011, seeking to provide solutions for preventable blindness around the world. We are proud to announce that we have reached the milestone of helping to restore sight for 500,000 individuals. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing TOMS supporters and our Sight Giving Partners. Today’s story comes to us from Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation and their Seva Storyteller, Maggie Vizcarra. Read on to learn more about the impact we are making together: Imagine 500,000 individuals having a life changing experience. This isn’t the ‘wow that was a good cup of coffee’ experience. I am talking about…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Foster Youth with a Future

Name: Philip Corpuz Job Title: Global Transportation Coordinator Tomorrow’s Project: Foster Youth with a Future Tagline: Preparing Foster Youth for success towards adulthood with educational programs. Tell us about your Tomorrow’s Project. My Tomorrows Project is to help enrich the current and former foster youth in the Los Angeles area through the non-profit organization United Friends of the Children. Since 1979, UFC has been an integral part of the Los Angeles foster care community with early advocacy efforts that helped establish the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services and pass the Foster Care Independence Act. My Tomorrows Project…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Angel Hanz for the Homeless

Name: Holli Schmidt Job Title: Executive Assistant Tomorrows Project Title: Angel Hanz for the Homeless Project Tagline: Let’s Never Forget About the Pets Tell us about your Tomorrows Project. My Tomorrows Project supported Angel Hanz for the Homeless to replenish much needed supplies for the homeless and their pets in the greater Los Angeles area. My Tomorrows Project provided care packages and supplies such as tent shelters, sleeping bags, clothing, hygiene products, blankets, leashes, pet food and pet beds to go to homeless people and their pets. The supplies will be passed out at a monthly distribution event. Also, thanks…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Anything Can Be Fund

Name:  Laurie Flenner Job Title:  Service Delivery Manager – IT Tomorrow’s Project: “Anything Can Be” Fund Tagline:  Extracurricular Scholarships for children in need in Culver City, CA Tell us about your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is focused on creating the “Anything Can Be” Fund in Culver City, CA. The “Anything Can Be” Fund provides approximately 30 local students with scholarships to participate in programs like soccer, piano, dance or martial arts, that develop skills and empower them to succeed. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in these valuable extracurricular activities, however they can often…

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Discover the Regions Where We Give: Guatemala

Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, is a country where TOMS has had a long-standing relationship through giving and is the inspiration for this season’s Regions Where We Give shoe! When on a recent trip, our product design team fell in love with the sweeping landscapes, rich culture and brightly colored textiles found at local markets. Since 2011, TOMS has given over 2.2 million pairs of new shoes in Guatemala with our Giving Partners ADRI, AmeriCares, Buckner, Children International and Feed the Children. Shoes are used to support their many programs, ranging from health, education, economic advancement and nutrition and…

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