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 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: 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 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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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.

TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

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 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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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

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 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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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

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 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: 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 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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