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: Hungry to Learn

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

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

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

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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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: Hungry to Learn

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

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

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

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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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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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

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: Hungry to Learn

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

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

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

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

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: Hungry to Learn

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

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

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

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

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: Hungry to Learn

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

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

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

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

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: Hungry to Learn

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

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

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

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The Tomorrows Project: The Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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