The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, by how they show gratitude and give back to their communities every day. This time let us introduce you to Kestutis Navickas, Kestutis Navickas, 32, is Lithuanian badminton champion and a great giver, who is constantly initiating and supporting different charitable initiatives related to kids, predominantly raising money to cancer-related funds. Name:  Kestutis Navickas Hometown: Kaunas Occupation: Badminton professional and coacher Hobby: Fashion What do you enjoy the most about the environment you work in? I mostly enjoy the possibility to meet international, successful people with creative and interesting characters, people working…

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

This month we are celebrating by sharing gratitude for our TOMS Tribe. One initiative you may have noticed recently on our Passport Rewards is the ability to give back to events or needs, immediately! This is initiative was the quick thinking of our Ecommerce Team. Today, we wanted to share a special note of thanks. Thank you to our loyal Passport Rewards members! Your stamps toward Giving rewards helped TOMS support the following organizations and programs provide immediate response to those in need. We are happy to share that most recently funds have been dispersed to the following organizations to…

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Grateful for Our Partners

The holidays provide a special time to count our blessings and express thanks. But it is important to remember that gratitude is more than giving thanks once. Gratitude is the act of living in a constant state of thankfulness, and being always ready to return the kindness you witness and receive. At TOMS, we are so grateful for the work our Giving Partners do each and every day. During the Season of Thanks, they are on the top of our list. But I believe the best way to truly thank them is to reflect on our relationship; to think about…

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Elmer from White Label Coffee, a specialty coffee roasters company from Amsterdam. Name:  Elmer Hometown: Amsterdam Occupation: Co-founder at White Label Coffee Hobby: Natural Wine Tell us what you enjoy most about the neighbourhood you work in? What I enjoy the most about the neighbourhood where we’ve established White Label Coffee is its diversity. It’s a developing district with a variety of stores and people. I love the raw and mixed…

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The Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies

Employee Name: Natasha D’Agrosa Title: Giving Account Specialist/Giving Trip Lead Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies Tagline: Funding Towards Social Entrepreneurship Tell us about Camp Brave Trails. Camp Brave Trails is a summer camp focused on leadership for the LGBTQ youth and allies community that was founded in 2014 in Southern California. The Brave Trails Mission is to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning youth and their allies, ages 12-20, innovative, impactful summer camp programs that foster meaningful relationships and develop 21st century skills to become the leaders of tomorrow. This past summer,…

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The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, by how they show gratitude and give back to their communities every day. This time let us introduce you to Kestutis Navickas, Kestutis Navickas, 32, is Lithuanian badminton champion and a great giver, who is constantly initiating and supporting different charitable initiatives related to kids, predominantly raising money to cancer-related funds. Name:  Kestutis Navickas Hometown: Kaunas Occupation: Badminton professional and coacher Hobby: Fashion What do you enjoy the most about the environment you work in? I mostly enjoy the possibility to meet international, successful people with creative and interesting characters, people working…

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

This month we are celebrating by sharing gratitude for our TOMS Tribe. One initiative you may have noticed recently on our Passport Rewards is the ability to give back to events or needs, immediately! This is initiative was the quick thinking of our Ecommerce Team. Today, we wanted to share a special note of thanks. Thank you to our loyal Passport Rewards members! Your stamps toward Giving rewards helped TOMS support the following organizations and programs provide immediate response to those in need. We are happy to share that most recently funds have been dispersed to the following organizations to…

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Grateful for Our Partners

The holidays provide a special time to count our blessings and express thanks. But it is important to remember that gratitude is more than giving thanks once. Gratitude is the act of living in a constant state of thankfulness, and being always ready to return the kindness you witness and receive. At TOMS, we are so grateful for the work our Giving Partners do each and every day. During the Season of Thanks, they are on the top of our list. But I believe the best way to truly thank them is to reflect on our relationship; to think about…

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Elmer from White Label Coffee, a specialty coffee roasters company from Amsterdam. Name:  Elmer Hometown: Amsterdam Occupation: Co-founder at White Label Coffee Hobby: Natural Wine Tell us what you enjoy most about the neighbourhood you work in? What I enjoy the most about the neighbourhood where we’ve established White Label Coffee is its diversity. It’s a developing district with a variety of stores and people. I love the raw and mixed…

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The Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies

Employee Name: Natasha D’Agrosa Title: Giving Account Specialist/Giving Trip Lead Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies Tagline: Funding Towards Social Entrepreneurship Tell us about Camp Brave Trails. Camp Brave Trails is a summer camp focused on leadership for the LGBTQ youth and allies community that was founded in 2014 in Southern California. The Brave Trails Mission is to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning youth and their allies, ages 12-20, innovative, impactful summer camp programs that foster meaningful relationships and develop 21st century skills to become the leaders of tomorrow. This past summer,…

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Profiles in One for One: Dr. Mariano Yee, founder of Visualiza Eye Care Center

August 27th, 2014 by TOMS

After wrapping up his studies in ophthalmology in 2002, Dr. Mariano Yee founded the Visualiza Eye Care System with the help of his brother, Nicolás, and his wife, Kimberly, to provide high-quality eye care in Guatemala City. Moved by Guatemalan’s in need of eye care, but unable to access or afford it, Dr. Mariano and his staff expanded Visualiza in 2005 to offer public eye care services. Following Aravind’s model — the world’s largest eye care system, Visualiza’s paying patients subsidize those that cannot afford care. In 2012, Visualiza became a TOMS Sight Giving Partner.

Read on as Dr. Mariano tells us his inspiring story, and see where his tale intertwines with the One for One movement

TOMS: Can you tell us more about Visualiza and the mission that surrounds it?

Dr. Mariano: We are a group of ophthalmologists who decided to open our private practice to all the people. So, no matter if you are poor or if you are rich…we are open to everybody.

TOMS: When did you first realize there was a need for eye care in Guatemala?

Dr. Mariano: When I finished my residency program, we realized there were so many needs, especially in one of the [districts] in Guatemala; in Petén, which is the northern part of the country. This department was so isolated and had no eye care whatsoever…we used to go there once a month for a week to take patients, do screening, do surgeries. At the same time, I used to have my private practice in the city. Then we analyzed the practice and the city and realized the need is humongous in Guatemala, so we decided to turn the private practice into what it is now.

TOMS: How are you at Visualiza able to provide eye care access to such a wide range of patients in need?

Dr. Mariano: So at Visualiza, we have a private clinic and a social clinic. We tell the patients that whenever they come in for an eye exam or for a surgery, a percentage of that goes to help people in the social section. And that’s how it works. People know that if you go to the private clinic, you [help] subsidize the social section…This practice is the first time that something like this is being done in Latin America.

TOMS: How does TOMS fit into the equation?

Dr. Mariano: Now TOMS is helping us with the outreach and with free surgery for the kids, for blind patients with cataracts, [for people who need glasses or medical treatment]. It’s been great. We have all these organizations [like TOMS and Seva Foundation] working together with Visualiza.

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The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, by how they show gratitude and give back to their communities every day. This time let us introduce you to Kestutis Navickas, Kestutis Navickas, 32, is Lithuanian badminton champion and a great giver, who is constantly initiating and supporting different charitable initiatives related to kids, predominantly raising money to cancer-related funds. Name:  Kestutis Navickas Hometown: Kaunas Occupation: Badminton professional and coacher Hobby: Fashion What do you enjoy the most about the environment you work in? I mostly enjoy the possibility to meet international, successful people with creative and interesting characters, people working…

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

This month we are celebrating by sharing gratitude for our TOMS Tribe. One initiative you may have noticed recently on our Passport Rewards is the ability to give back to events or needs, immediately! This is initiative was the quick thinking of our Ecommerce Team. Today, we wanted to share a special note of thanks. Thank you to our loyal Passport Rewards members! Your stamps toward Giving rewards helped TOMS support the following organizations and programs provide immediate response to those in need. We are happy to share that most recently funds have been dispersed to the following organizations to…

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Grateful for Our Partners

The holidays provide a special time to count our blessings and express thanks. But it is important to remember that gratitude is more than giving thanks once. Gratitude is the act of living in a constant state of thankfulness, and being always ready to return the kindness you witness and receive. At TOMS, we are so grateful for the work our Giving Partners do each and every day. During the Season of Thanks, they are on the top of our list. But I believe the best way to truly thank them is to reflect on our relationship; to think about…

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Elmer from White Label Coffee, a specialty coffee roasters company from Amsterdam. Name:  Elmer Hometown: Amsterdam Occupation: Co-founder at White Label Coffee Hobby: Natural Wine Tell us what you enjoy most about the neighbourhood you work in? What I enjoy the most about the neighbourhood where we’ve established White Label Coffee is its diversity. It’s a developing district with a variety of stores and people. I love the raw and mixed…

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The Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies

Employee Name: Natasha D’Agrosa Title: Giving Account Specialist/Giving Trip Lead Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies Tagline: Funding Towards Social Entrepreneurship Tell us about Camp Brave Trails. Camp Brave Trails is a summer camp focused on leadership for the LGBTQ youth and allies community that was founded in 2014 in Southern California. The Brave Trails Mission is to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning youth and their allies, ages 12-20, innovative, impactful summer camp programs that foster meaningful relationships and develop 21st century skills to become the leaders of tomorrow. This past summer,…

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The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, by how they show gratitude and give back to their communities every day. This time let us introduce you to Kestutis Navickas, Kestutis Navickas, 32, is Lithuanian badminton champion and a great giver, who is constantly initiating and supporting different charitable initiatives related to kids, predominantly raising money to cancer-related funds. Name:  Kestutis Navickas Hometown: Kaunas Occupation: Badminton professional and coacher Hobby: Fashion What do you enjoy the most about the environment you work in? I mostly enjoy the possibility to meet international, successful people with creative and interesting characters, people working…

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

This month we are celebrating by sharing gratitude for our TOMS Tribe. One initiative you may have noticed recently on our Passport Rewards is the ability to give back to events or needs, immediately! This is initiative was the quick thinking of our Ecommerce Team. Today, we wanted to share a special note of thanks. Thank you to our loyal Passport Rewards members! Your stamps toward Giving rewards helped TOMS support the following organizations and programs provide immediate response to those in need. We are happy to share that most recently funds have been dispersed to the following organizations to…

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Grateful for Our Partners

The holidays provide a special time to count our blessings and express thanks. But it is important to remember that gratitude is more than giving thanks once. Gratitude is the act of living in a constant state of thankfulness, and being always ready to return the kindness you witness and receive. At TOMS, we are so grateful for the work our Giving Partners do each and every day. During the Season of Thanks, they are on the top of our list. But I believe the best way to truly thank them is to reflect on our relationship; to think about…

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Elmer from White Label Coffee, a specialty coffee roasters company from Amsterdam. Name:  Elmer Hometown: Amsterdam Occupation: Co-founder at White Label Coffee Hobby: Natural Wine Tell us what you enjoy most about the neighbourhood you work in? What I enjoy the most about the neighbourhood where we’ve established White Label Coffee is its diversity. It’s a developing district with a variety of stores and people. I love the raw and mixed…

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The Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies

Employee Name: Natasha D’Agrosa Title: Giving Account Specialist/Giving Trip Lead Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies Tagline: Funding Towards Social Entrepreneurship Tell us about Camp Brave Trails. Camp Brave Trails is a summer camp focused on leadership for the LGBTQ youth and allies community that was founded in 2014 in Southern California. The Brave Trails Mission is to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning youth and their allies, ages 12-20, innovative, impactful summer camp programs that foster meaningful relationships and develop 21st century skills to become the leaders of tomorrow. This past summer,…

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The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, by how they show gratitude and give back to their communities every day. This time let us introduce you to Kestutis Navickas, Kestutis Navickas, 32, is Lithuanian badminton champion and a great giver, who is constantly initiating and supporting different charitable initiatives related to kids, predominantly raising money to cancer-related funds. Name:  Kestutis Navickas Hometown: Kaunas Occupation: Badminton professional and coacher Hobby: Fashion What do you enjoy the most about the environment you work in? I mostly enjoy the possibility to meet international, successful people with creative and interesting characters, people working…

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

This month we are celebrating by sharing gratitude for our TOMS Tribe. One initiative you may have noticed recently on our Passport Rewards is the ability to give back to events or needs, immediately! This is initiative was the quick thinking of our Ecommerce Team. Today, we wanted to share a special note of thanks. Thank you to our loyal Passport Rewards members! Your stamps toward Giving rewards helped TOMS support the following organizations and programs provide immediate response to those in need. We are happy to share that most recently funds have been dispersed to the following organizations to…

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Grateful for Our Partners

The holidays provide a special time to count our blessings and express thanks. But it is important to remember that gratitude is more than giving thanks once. Gratitude is the act of living in a constant state of thankfulness, and being always ready to return the kindness you witness and receive. At TOMS, we are so grateful for the work our Giving Partners do each and every day. During the Season of Thanks, they are on the top of our list. But I believe the best way to truly thank them is to reflect on our relationship; to think about…

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Elmer from White Label Coffee, a specialty coffee roasters company from Amsterdam. Name:  Elmer Hometown: Amsterdam Occupation: Co-founder at White Label Coffee Hobby: Natural Wine Tell us what you enjoy most about the neighbourhood you work in? What I enjoy the most about the neighbourhood where we’ve established White Label Coffee is its diversity. It’s a developing district with a variety of stores and people. I love the raw and mixed…

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The Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies

Employee Name: Natasha D’Agrosa Title: Giving Account Specialist/Giving Trip Lead Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies Tagline: Funding Towards Social Entrepreneurship Tell us about Camp Brave Trails. Camp Brave Trails is a summer camp focused on leadership for the LGBTQ youth and allies community that was founded in 2014 in Southern California. The Brave Trails Mission is to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning youth and their allies, ages 12-20, innovative, impactful summer camp programs that foster meaningful relationships and develop 21st century skills to become the leaders of tomorrow. This past summer,…

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The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, by how they show gratitude and give back to their communities every day. This time let us introduce you to Kestutis Navickas, Kestutis Navickas, 32, is Lithuanian badminton champion and a great giver, who is constantly initiating and supporting different charitable initiatives related to kids, predominantly raising money to cancer-related funds. Name:  Kestutis Navickas Hometown: Kaunas Occupation: Badminton professional and coacher Hobby: Fashion What do you enjoy the most about the environment you work in? I mostly enjoy the possibility to meet international, successful people with creative and interesting characters, people working…

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

This month we are celebrating by sharing gratitude for our TOMS Tribe. One initiative you may have noticed recently on our Passport Rewards is the ability to give back to events or needs, immediately! This is initiative was the quick thinking of our Ecommerce Team. Today, we wanted to share a special note of thanks. Thank you to our loyal Passport Rewards members! Your stamps toward Giving rewards helped TOMS support the following organizations and programs provide immediate response to those in need. We are happy to share that most recently funds have been dispersed to the following organizations to…

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Grateful for Our Partners

The holidays provide a special time to count our blessings and express thanks. But it is important to remember that gratitude is more than giving thanks once. Gratitude is the act of living in a constant state of thankfulness, and being always ready to return the kindness you witness and receive. At TOMS, we are so grateful for the work our Giving Partners do each and every day. During the Season of Thanks, they are on the top of our list. But I believe the best way to truly thank them is to reflect on our relationship; to think about…

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Elmer from White Label Coffee, a specialty coffee roasters company from Amsterdam. Name:  Elmer Hometown: Amsterdam Occupation: Co-founder at White Label Coffee Hobby: Natural Wine Tell us what you enjoy most about the neighbourhood you work in? What I enjoy the most about the neighbourhood where we’ve established White Label Coffee is its diversity. It’s a developing district with a variety of stores and people. I love the raw and mixed…

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The Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies

Employee Name: Natasha D’Agrosa Title: Giving Account Specialist/Giving Trip Lead Tomorrows Project: Brave Trails: a Leadership Camp for LGBTQ+ Youth & Allies Tagline: Funding Towards Social Entrepreneurship Tell us about Camp Brave Trails. Camp Brave Trails is a summer camp focused on leadership for the LGBTQ youth and allies community that was founded in 2014 in Southern California. The Brave Trails Mission is to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning youth and their allies, ages 12-20, innovative, impactful summer camp programs that foster meaningful relationships and develop 21st century skills to become the leaders of tomorrow. This past summer,…

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