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TRAVELING TOMS : @RAYAWASHERE

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Raya, “a travel and lifestyle vlogger and instagrammer on a journey to explore the Earth, seek magic and spread love”. Name: Raya Encheva  Hometown: Ruse, Bulgaria Occupation: Travel and Lifestyle Youtuber and Instagrammer Hobby: Traveling, taking photos, filming, anything that gets me outside in nature, finding epic places to watch the sunset, loving life. Where are your TOMS taking you? This year alone, my TOMS have taken me to 11 countries across 6…

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The Tomorrows Project: Tech Seed

Employee Name: Jose Miranda Title:  Sr. Helpdesk Specialist Tomorrows Project: TechSeed Tagline: 40 Laptops for 40 Kids   What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project TechSeed sprouted from the idea of giving kids technology to grow.  The project goal was to refurbish 40 TOMS end-of-life laptops into 40 like-new laptops for LA’s BEST KidTech program. What inspired you to create this Tomorrow? I work in our IT department and saw many end-of-life laptops marked for e-cycling. I knew that the laptops just needed some new parts and would be back in working condition. That’s when it clicked. I could…

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Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS, shares her Giving story in Tanzania

Today’s story is Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS. Most days you will find her working with the Marketing team and conceptualising all kind of projects to bring our One for One® movement to life. In January, Floor went to Tanzania and came back with an inspiring story that we could not wait to share with you. TOMS has been giving in Tanzania since early 2011. To date, TOMS and our network of Giving Partners have given over 1.3M shoes to children in need in Tanzania. Name:  Floor Weenen Job Title: Marketing Coordinator EMEA Number of Years at TOMS: 1 ½ years Hometown: Amsterdam…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @Clairoushkah

We are always inspired by the places our customers go wearing TOMS shoes, and especially by seeing how every experience is a token of gratitude, both while travelling and in the day-to-day. Now it’s our turn to inspire you by sharing the story of Claire, a young hedonist with a hunger for adventure and discovery. Name:  Claire alias @Clairoushkah City: Paris Occupation : Social Media Manager for Frichti Hobby : Cooking  Where have your TOMS taken you? The last place my TOMS took me was to Italy, for an Ancient Roman weekend birthday celebration in the magnificent city of Rome! And in a…

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The Tomorrows Project: Camp Erin

Employee Name: Larry Cohen Title: Supply Chain Wholesale Customer Service, Majors Lead Tomorrows Project: Kids Learn to Cope with Grief Together Camp Tagline: Send 5 kids to grief support camp What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to support children to attend the Los Angeles chapter of Camp Erin, a grief support camp that brings kids together who’ve had a recent family death and provides free support, healing and community in a fun weekend camp environment. A majority of Camp Erin LA campers come from underserved and inner-city communities, many of who have never been to camp before, nor…

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Volunteering For One, Another

TOMS gives through a network of Giving Partners, nonprofit humanitarian organizations that we work with in the field. These partners have deep experience in the regions they serve, as well as expertise in poverty alleviation and international development. Read on to learn more about how volunteers fill a critical role within these organizations to distribute TOMS shoes around the world: The task of delivering shoes to children isn’t easy. Giving shoes thoughtfully and responsibly requires a lot of work and dedication. Our commitment to give shoes to children around the world is carried out by a group of over 90…

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Tracy’s Volunteer Story: Helping Those in Crisis

Today’s volunteer story was written by Tracy, Internal Communications Manager at TOMS. On any given day, you will find Tracy buried in copy or dancing around TOMS HQ. Read on to learn more about how Tracy’s volunteering experience with Bully Response Partner, Crisis Text Line: Volunteering has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I started working with Crisis Text Line that I truly stepped outside of my comfort zone to do so. I first heard about Crisis Text Line (commonly referred to as CTL) a full two years after…

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Marie’s Volunteer Story: Inspired by Giving in Peru

Today’s story was written by Marie, Merchandise Planning Manager of North America at TOMS.  On a typical day, you will find her working on inventory plans with her team, forecasting next years’ sales budgets, and answering emails about the day’s business. Read on to learn more about how Marie’s Giving Trip experience and how it led her to volunteer in Peru: My first Giving Trip forever changed me and my second trip confirmed it. On my trip in February 2013 with Buckner International Peru, I was in awe and inspired by the strength of the mothers we encountered. When I went…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT

In January 2016, TOMS introduced The Tomorrows Project to our employees, giving them an opportunity to be ambassadors for good. Since it’s inception, we have seen an overwhelming response of new projects from sending kids to grief camp to refurbishing end-of-life laptops to donate to a local children’s non-profit. What is The Tomorrows Project? The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie came up with to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. We created a digital platform for employees to post their ideas (such as build a…

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Expanding One for One® to Coffee

March 19th, 2014 by TOMS

We couldn’t be more excited to launch our newest One for One® product – TOMS Roasting Co. Below is a piece written by Blake Mycoskie, TOMS Founder & Chief Shoe Giver, sharing his thoughts on entering the coffee business.

Many of you know TOMS as a global Giving company, famous for the One for One® model. We started with shoes and then, five years later moved into to eyewear. But for a long time I’ve wondered, could we become a global Giving company in something other than the fashion and lifestyle business? Now, I can give you a definitive answer: it’s “Yes.”

Last week, TOMS expanded into the coffee business with the launch of TOMS Roasting Co.

Bag provides water

You may be wondering, “Why coffee? And how can TOMS apply the One for One concept to it?”

Let me step back. Despite the success of TOMS, we’ve had some pretty big criticisms. One of the biggest criticisms I’ve heard was that we were too focused on aid and not on economic development. The more I listened, I agreed that the One for One model could do more. We were giving shoes to children who needed them, but our model wasn’t helping create jobs in their communities. So I started to learn as much as I could about economic development. This spurred new programs like our local manufacturing and the Haiti Artist Collective. It also shifted my thinking about the next One for One.

While studying up on economic progress in the developing world, there was one business that continually came up: coffee and coffee farms. Many of the world’s most impoverished countries produce some of the greatest coffee. And many of these countries happen to be where TOMS Giving Partners are giving shoes to children and helping restore sight to patients in need. In addition, over the last five years, there’s been more and more emphasis on trading directly with coffee farmers — ensuring they receive the best price for their beans and exposure to new agricultural development techniques, thereby getting a higher yield from their crops.

We knew we wanted to have a greater impact on the places where TOMS gives, and working in coffee seemed like a natural fit to continue our mission of using business to improve lives.

But there was the question of how to apply the One for One approach to this new business. As we did more research, we realized the answer was in water. It takes a tremendous amount of H20 to wash and preserve high-quality coffee beans. At the same time, many of the people in coffee-growing countries don’t have access to safe water.

That was our ah-ha moment. TOMS works directly with farmers and, in return, invests in long-term water systems to help provide safe water to communities without it. This led us to our next TOMS Roasting Co. With every bag of coffee purchased, TOMS will provide one week of clean water to a person in need. One for One®.

where we help give water

The key to TOMS Roasting Co. is our Giving Partner — Water For People — an innovative organization helping communities implement and maintain long-term water systems and services. It is amazing to see these systems in place. Pipes, gravity-filled tanks, downhill filtration systems — it is an engineer’s puzzle. And the impact on a community is amazing.

We are excited to bring TOMS Roasting Co. to the TOMS community across the United States, first through cafes. With the launch of TOMS Roasting Co., we also opened our first TOMS Roasting Co. Café in Austin, with plans to launch in New York, Portland and more. TOMS Coffee will be carried at Whole Foods and is also available online. We’ve even launched a coffee club for coffee lovers! The TOMS Roasting Club allows you to sign up for monthly shipments of different coffee from the parts of the world where we’re working.

Ultimately, it’s a form of One for One® giving that can become part of the fabric of our customers’ daily lives. And by providing safe water to countries from where we source our beans, we have the opportunity to have a greater impact on communities in need.

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TRAVELING TOMS : @RAYAWASHERE

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Raya, “a travel and lifestyle vlogger and instagrammer on a journey to explore the Earth, seek magic and spread love”. Name: Raya Encheva  Hometown: Ruse, Bulgaria Occupation: Travel and Lifestyle Youtuber and Instagrammer Hobby: Traveling, taking photos, filming, anything that gets me outside in nature, finding epic places to watch the sunset, loving life. Where are your TOMS taking you? This year alone, my TOMS have taken me to 11 countries across 6…

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The Tomorrows Project: Tech Seed

Employee Name: Jose Miranda Title:  Sr. Helpdesk Specialist Tomorrows Project: TechSeed Tagline: 40 Laptops for 40 Kids   What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project TechSeed sprouted from the idea of giving kids technology to grow.  The project goal was to refurbish 40 TOMS end-of-life laptops into 40 like-new laptops for LA’s BEST KidTech program. What inspired you to create this Tomorrow? I work in our IT department and saw many end-of-life laptops marked for e-cycling. I knew that the laptops just needed some new parts and would be back in working condition. That’s when it clicked. I could…

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Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS, shares her Giving story in Tanzania

Today’s story is Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS. Most days you will find her working with the Marketing team and conceptualising all kind of projects to bring our One for One® movement to life. In January, Floor went to Tanzania and came back with an inspiring story that we could not wait to share with you. TOMS has been giving in Tanzania since early 2011. To date, TOMS and our network of Giving Partners have given over 1.3M shoes to children in need in Tanzania. Name:  Floor Weenen Job Title: Marketing Coordinator EMEA Number of Years at TOMS: 1 ½ years Hometown: Amsterdam…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @Clairoushkah

We are always inspired by the places our customers go wearing TOMS shoes, and especially by seeing how every experience is a token of gratitude, both while travelling and in the day-to-day. Now it’s our turn to inspire you by sharing the story of Claire, a young hedonist with a hunger for adventure and discovery. Name:  Claire alias @Clairoushkah City: Paris Occupation : Social Media Manager for Frichti Hobby : Cooking  Where have your TOMS taken you? The last place my TOMS took me was to Italy, for an Ancient Roman weekend birthday celebration in the magnificent city of Rome! And in a…

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The Tomorrows Project: Camp Erin

Employee Name: Larry Cohen Title: Supply Chain Wholesale Customer Service, Majors Lead Tomorrows Project: Kids Learn to Cope with Grief Together Camp Tagline: Send 5 kids to grief support camp What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to support children to attend the Los Angeles chapter of Camp Erin, a grief support camp that brings kids together who’ve had a recent family death and provides free support, healing and community in a fun weekend camp environment. A majority of Camp Erin LA campers come from underserved and inner-city communities, many of who have never been to camp before, nor…

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Volunteering For One, Another

TOMS gives through a network of Giving Partners, nonprofit humanitarian organizations that we work with in the field. These partners have deep experience in the regions they serve, as well as expertise in poverty alleviation and international development. Read on to learn more about how volunteers fill a critical role within these organizations to distribute TOMS shoes around the world: The task of delivering shoes to children isn’t easy. Giving shoes thoughtfully and responsibly requires a lot of work and dedication. Our commitment to give shoes to children around the world is carried out by a group of over 90…

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Tracy’s Volunteer Story: Helping Those in Crisis

Today’s volunteer story was written by Tracy, Internal Communications Manager at TOMS. On any given day, you will find Tracy buried in copy or dancing around TOMS HQ. Read on to learn more about how Tracy’s volunteering experience with Bully Response Partner, Crisis Text Line: Volunteering has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I started working with Crisis Text Line that I truly stepped outside of my comfort zone to do so. I first heard about Crisis Text Line (commonly referred to as CTL) a full two years after…

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Marie’s Volunteer Story: Inspired by Giving in Peru

Today’s story was written by Marie, Merchandise Planning Manager of North America at TOMS.  On a typical day, you will find her working on inventory plans with her team, forecasting next years’ sales budgets, and answering emails about the day’s business. Read on to learn more about how Marie’s Giving Trip experience and how it led her to volunteer in Peru: My first Giving Trip forever changed me and my second trip confirmed it. On my trip in February 2013 with Buckner International Peru, I was in awe and inspired by the strength of the mothers we encountered. When I went…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT

In January 2016, TOMS introduced The Tomorrows Project to our employees, giving them an opportunity to be ambassadors for good. Since it’s inception, we have seen an overwhelming response of new projects from sending kids to grief camp to refurbishing end-of-life laptops to donate to a local children’s non-profit. What is The Tomorrows Project? The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie came up with to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. We created a digital platform for employees to post their ideas (such as build a…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @RAYAWASHERE

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Raya, “a travel and lifestyle vlogger and instagrammer on a journey to explore the Earth, seek magic and spread love”. Name: Raya Encheva  Hometown: Ruse, Bulgaria Occupation: Travel and Lifestyle Youtuber and Instagrammer Hobby: Traveling, taking photos, filming, anything that gets me outside in nature, finding epic places to watch the sunset, loving life. Where are your TOMS taking you? This year alone, my TOMS have taken me to 11 countries across 6…

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The Tomorrows Project: Tech Seed

Employee Name: Jose Miranda Title:  Sr. Helpdesk Specialist Tomorrows Project: TechSeed Tagline: 40 Laptops for 40 Kids   What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project TechSeed sprouted from the idea of giving kids technology to grow.  The project goal was to refurbish 40 TOMS end-of-life laptops into 40 like-new laptops for LA’s BEST KidTech program. What inspired you to create this Tomorrow? I work in our IT department and saw many end-of-life laptops marked for e-cycling. I knew that the laptops just needed some new parts and would be back in working condition. That’s when it clicked. I could…

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Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS, shares her Giving story in Tanzania

Today’s story is Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS. Most days you will find her working with the Marketing team and conceptualising all kind of projects to bring our One for One® movement to life. In January, Floor went to Tanzania and came back with an inspiring story that we could not wait to share with you. TOMS has been giving in Tanzania since early 2011. To date, TOMS and our network of Giving Partners have given over 1.3M shoes to children in need in Tanzania. Name:  Floor Weenen Job Title: Marketing Coordinator EMEA Number of Years at TOMS: 1 ½ years Hometown: Amsterdam…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @Clairoushkah

We are always inspired by the places our customers go wearing TOMS shoes, and especially by seeing how every experience is a token of gratitude, both while travelling and in the day-to-day. Now it’s our turn to inspire you by sharing the story of Claire, a young hedonist with a hunger for adventure and discovery. Name:  Claire alias @Clairoushkah City: Paris Occupation : Social Media Manager for Frichti Hobby : Cooking  Where have your TOMS taken you? The last place my TOMS took me was to Italy, for an Ancient Roman weekend birthday celebration in the magnificent city of Rome! And in a…

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The Tomorrows Project: Camp Erin

Employee Name: Larry Cohen Title: Supply Chain Wholesale Customer Service, Majors Lead Tomorrows Project: Kids Learn to Cope with Grief Together Camp Tagline: Send 5 kids to grief support camp What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to support children to attend the Los Angeles chapter of Camp Erin, a grief support camp that brings kids together who’ve had a recent family death and provides free support, healing and community in a fun weekend camp environment. A majority of Camp Erin LA campers come from underserved and inner-city communities, many of who have never been to camp before, nor…

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Volunteering For One, Another

TOMS gives through a network of Giving Partners, nonprofit humanitarian organizations that we work with in the field. These partners have deep experience in the regions they serve, as well as expertise in poverty alleviation and international development. Read on to learn more about how volunteers fill a critical role within these organizations to distribute TOMS shoes around the world: The task of delivering shoes to children isn’t easy. Giving shoes thoughtfully and responsibly requires a lot of work and dedication. Our commitment to give shoes to children around the world is carried out by a group of over 90…

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Tracy’s Volunteer Story: Helping Those in Crisis

Today’s volunteer story was written by Tracy, Internal Communications Manager at TOMS. On any given day, you will find Tracy buried in copy or dancing around TOMS HQ. Read on to learn more about how Tracy’s volunteering experience with Bully Response Partner, Crisis Text Line: Volunteering has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I started working with Crisis Text Line that I truly stepped outside of my comfort zone to do so. I first heard about Crisis Text Line (commonly referred to as CTL) a full two years after…

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Marie’s Volunteer Story: Inspired by Giving in Peru

Today’s story was written by Marie, Merchandise Planning Manager of North America at TOMS.  On a typical day, you will find her working on inventory plans with her team, forecasting next years’ sales budgets, and answering emails about the day’s business. Read on to learn more about how Marie’s Giving Trip experience and how it led her to volunteer in Peru: My first Giving Trip forever changed me and my second trip confirmed it. On my trip in February 2013 with Buckner International Peru, I was in awe and inspired by the strength of the mothers we encountered. When I went…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT

In January 2016, TOMS introduced The Tomorrows Project to our employees, giving them an opportunity to be ambassadors for good. Since it’s inception, we have seen an overwhelming response of new projects from sending kids to grief camp to refurbishing end-of-life laptops to donate to a local children’s non-profit. What is The Tomorrows Project? The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie came up with to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. We created a digital platform for employees to post their ideas (such as build a…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @RAYAWASHERE

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Raya, “a travel and lifestyle vlogger and instagrammer on a journey to explore the Earth, seek magic and spread love”. Name: Raya Encheva  Hometown: Ruse, Bulgaria Occupation: Travel and Lifestyle Youtuber and Instagrammer Hobby: Traveling, taking photos, filming, anything that gets me outside in nature, finding epic places to watch the sunset, loving life. Where are your TOMS taking you? This year alone, my TOMS have taken me to 11 countries across 6…

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The Tomorrows Project: Tech Seed

Employee Name: Jose Miranda Title:  Sr. Helpdesk Specialist Tomorrows Project: TechSeed Tagline: 40 Laptops for 40 Kids   What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project TechSeed sprouted from the idea of giving kids technology to grow.  The project goal was to refurbish 40 TOMS end-of-life laptops into 40 like-new laptops for LA’s BEST KidTech program. What inspired you to create this Tomorrow? I work in our IT department and saw many end-of-life laptops marked for e-cycling. I knew that the laptops just needed some new parts and would be back in working condition. That’s when it clicked. I could…

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Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS, shares her Giving story in Tanzania

Today’s story is Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS. Most days you will find her working with the Marketing team and conceptualising all kind of projects to bring our One for One® movement to life. In January, Floor went to Tanzania and came back with an inspiring story that we could not wait to share with you. TOMS has been giving in Tanzania since early 2011. To date, TOMS and our network of Giving Partners have given over 1.3M shoes to children in need in Tanzania. Name:  Floor Weenen Job Title: Marketing Coordinator EMEA Number of Years at TOMS: 1 ½ years Hometown: Amsterdam…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @Clairoushkah

We are always inspired by the places our customers go wearing TOMS shoes, and especially by seeing how every experience is a token of gratitude, both while travelling and in the day-to-day. Now it’s our turn to inspire you by sharing the story of Claire, a young hedonist with a hunger for adventure and discovery. Name:  Claire alias @Clairoushkah City: Paris Occupation : Social Media Manager for Frichti Hobby : Cooking  Where have your TOMS taken you? The last place my TOMS took me was to Italy, for an Ancient Roman weekend birthday celebration in the magnificent city of Rome! And in a…

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The Tomorrows Project: Camp Erin

Employee Name: Larry Cohen Title: Supply Chain Wholesale Customer Service, Majors Lead Tomorrows Project: Kids Learn to Cope with Grief Together Camp Tagline: Send 5 kids to grief support camp What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to support children to attend the Los Angeles chapter of Camp Erin, a grief support camp that brings kids together who’ve had a recent family death and provides free support, healing and community in a fun weekend camp environment. A majority of Camp Erin LA campers come from underserved and inner-city communities, many of who have never been to camp before, nor…

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Volunteering For One, Another

TOMS gives through a network of Giving Partners, nonprofit humanitarian organizations that we work with in the field. These partners have deep experience in the regions they serve, as well as expertise in poverty alleviation and international development. Read on to learn more about how volunteers fill a critical role within these organizations to distribute TOMS shoes around the world: The task of delivering shoes to children isn’t easy. Giving shoes thoughtfully and responsibly requires a lot of work and dedication. Our commitment to give shoes to children around the world is carried out by a group of over 90…

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Tracy’s Volunteer Story: Helping Those in Crisis

Today’s volunteer story was written by Tracy, Internal Communications Manager at TOMS. On any given day, you will find Tracy buried in copy or dancing around TOMS HQ. Read on to learn more about how Tracy’s volunteering experience with Bully Response Partner, Crisis Text Line: Volunteering has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I started working with Crisis Text Line that I truly stepped outside of my comfort zone to do so. I first heard about Crisis Text Line (commonly referred to as CTL) a full two years after…

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Marie’s Volunteer Story: Inspired by Giving in Peru

Today’s story was written by Marie, Merchandise Planning Manager of North America at TOMS.  On a typical day, you will find her working on inventory plans with her team, forecasting next years’ sales budgets, and answering emails about the day’s business. Read on to learn more about how Marie’s Giving Trip experience and how it led her to volunteer in Peru: My first Giving Trip forever changed me and my second trip confirmed it. On my trip in February 2013 with Buckner International Peru, I was in awe and inspired by the strength of the mothers we encountered. When I went…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT

In January 2016, TOMS introduced The Tomorrows Project to our employees, giving them an opportunity to be ambassadors for good. Since it’s inception, we have seen an overwhelming response of new projects from sending kids to grief camp to refurbishing end-of-life laptops to donate to a local children’s non-profit. What is The Tomorrows Project? The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie came up with to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. We created a digital platform for employees to post their ideas (such as build a…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @RAYAWASHERE

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Raya, “a travel and lifestyle vlogger and instagrammer on a journey to explore the Earth, seek magic and spread love”. Name: Raya Encheva  Hometown: Ruse, Bulgaria Occupation: Travel and Lifestyle Youtuber and Instagrammer Hobby: Traveling, taking photos, filming, anything that gets me outside in nature, finding epic places to watch the sunset, loving life. Where are your TOMS taking you? This year alone, my TOMS have taken me to 11 countries across 6…

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The Tomorrows Project: Tech Seed

Employee Name: Jose Miranda Title:  Sr. Helpdesk Specialist Tomorrows Project: TechSeed Tagline: 40 Laptops for 40 Kids   What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project TechSeed sprouted from the idea of giving kids technology to grow.  The project goal was to refurbish 40 TOMS end-of-life laptops into 40 like-new laptops for LA’s BEST KidTech program. What inspired you to create this Tomorrow? I work in our IT department and saw many end-of-life laptops marked for e-cycling. I knew that the laptops just needed some new parts and would be back in working condition. That’s when it clicked. I could…

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Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS, shares her Giving story in Tanzania

Today’s story is Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS. Most days you will find her working with the Marketing team and conceptualising all kind of projects to bring our One for One® movement to life. In January, Floor went to Tanzania and came back with an inspiring story that we could not wait to share with you. TOMS has been giving in Tanzania since early 2011. To date, TOMS and our network of Giving Partners have given over 1.3M shoes to children in need in Tanzania. Name:  Floor Weenen Job Title: Marketing Coordinator EMEA Number of Years at TOMS: 1 ½ years Hometown: Amsterdam…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @Clairoushkah

We are always inspired by the places our customers go wearing TOMS shoes, and especially by seeing how every experience is a token of gratitude, both while travelling and in the day-to-day. Now it’s our turn to inspire you by sharing the story of Claire, a young hedonist with a hunger for adventure and discovery. Name:  Claire alias @Clairoushkah City: Paris Occupation : Social Media Manager for Frichti Hobby : Cooking  Where have your TOMS taken you? The last place my TOMS took me was to Italy, for an Ancient Roman weekend birthday celebration in the magnificent city of Rome! And in a…

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The Tomorrows Project: Camp Erin

Employee Name: Larry Cohen Title: Supply Chain Wholesale Customer Service, Majors Lead Tomorrows Project: Kids Learn to Cope with Grief Together Camp Tagline: Send 5 kids to grief support camp What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to support children to attend the Los Angeles chapter of Camp Erin, a grief support camp that brings kids together who’ve had a recent family death and provides free support, healing and community in a fun weekend camp environment. A majority of Camp Erin LA campers come from underserved and inner-city communities, many of who have never been to camp before, nor…

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Volunteering For One, Another

TOMS gives through a network of Giving Partners, nonprofit humanitarian organizations that we work with in the field. These partners have deep experience in the regions they serve, as well as expertise in poverty alleviation and international development. Read on to learn more about how volunteers fill a critical role within these organizations to distribute TOMS shoes around the world: The task of delivering shoes to children isn’t easy. Giving shoes thoughtfully and responsibly requires a lot of work and dedication. Our commitment to give shoes to children around the world is carried out by a group of over 90…

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Tracy’s Volunteer Story: Helping Those in Crisis

Today’s volunteer story was written by Tracy, Internal Communications Manager at TOMS. On any given day, you will find Tracy buried in copy or dancing around TOMS HQ. Read on to learn more about how Tracy’s volunteering experience with Bully Response Partner, Crisis Text Line: Volunteering has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I started working with Crisis Text Line that I truly stepped outside of my comfort zone to do so. I first heard about Crisis Text Line (commonly referred to as CTL) a full two years after…

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Marie’s Volunteer Story: Inspired by Giving in Peru

Today’s story was written by Marie, Merchandise Planning Manager of North America at TOMS.  On a typical day, you will find her working on inventory plans with her team, forecasting next years’ sales budgets, and answering emails about the day’s business. Read on to learn more about how Marie’s Giving Trip experience and how it led her to volunteer in Peru: My first Giving Trip forever changed me and my second trip confirmed it. On my trip in February 2013 with Buckner International Peru, I was in awe and inspired by the strength of the mothers we encountered. When I went…

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT

In January 2016, TOMS introduced The Tomorrows Project to our employees, giving them an opportunity to be ambassadors for good. Since it’s inception, we have seen an overwhelming response of new projects from sending kids to grief camp to refurbishing end-of-life laptops to donate to a local children’s non-profit. What is The Tomorrows Project? The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie came up with to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. We created a digital platform for employees to post their ideas (such as build a…

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