THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Defy the Odds

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: One Step Further

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Amazonian Reforestation

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

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Seva Celebrating 500,000 Sight Saving Services

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Foster Youth with a Future

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Angel Hanz for the Homeless

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Anything Can Be Fund

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

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Discover the Regions Where We Give: Guatemala

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Defy the Odds

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: One Step Further

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Amazonian Reforestation

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

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Seva Celebrating 500,000 Sight Saving Services

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Foster Youth with a Future

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Angel Hanz for the Homeless

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Anything Can Be Fund

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

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Discover the Regions Where We Give: Guatemala

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

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It’s Easy to Be Vegan

June 3rd, 2014 by TOMS

It should not come as a surprise that we have several Vegan chefs hanging around TOMS HQ. We challenged four of our animal-friendly foodies to share recipes to some of their favorite dishes. Read on to learn how to prep, cook and eat Vegan for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

BREAKFAST: Tropical Oatmeal

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Ingredients:
– 1 cup almond milk
– 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
– 1/3 cup quick cook steel cut oats
– 3 dried pineapple rings, chopped
– 1 banana, sliced
– 2 tbsps. sliced raw almonds

How To:
Step 1: Heat almond milk and cinnamon in a small, covered pan.
Step 2: Watch closely, almond milk will bubble over.
Step 3: When almond milk begins to steam, stir in oats, lower heat, and cover.
Step 4: Stir every minute for three minutes, making sure oats don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
Step 5: Mix in pineapple.
Step 6: After three more minutes, remove from heat and stir in bananas and almonds.
Step 7: Let sit, covered, for three minutes before eating.

Substitutions:
Water or other nondairy milk for almond milk.
Raisins or other dried fruit for pineapples.
Honey to sweeten if you don’t use bananas.

Tip: Make extra portions of this hearty breakfast, and reheat in a microwave or toaster oven with extra almond milk to reconstitute.

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LUNCH: Butternut Squash & Black Bean Tacos w/ Cashew Cheese

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Ingredients:
– 1 Medium Organic Butternut Squash
– 1 tbs. Coconut Oil
– 1/2 an avocado
– 3 cherry tomatoes
– 2 Sprouted Grain Tortillas
– 1 tbs. lemon juice
– 1/4 tsp. salt
– 1/4 tsp. nutritional yeast flakes
– 1/4 tsp. herbs de provence

How To:
Step 1: Soak 1 cup of raw cashews in water for an hour
Step 2: Pour off excess water and reserve liquid, run cashews in food processor adding 1 tbs. lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. nutritional yeast flakes, 1/4 tsp. herbs de provence.
Step 3: Refrigerate cream to thicken
Step 4: Chop Organic Butternut Squash, Avocado, and Cherry Tomatoes into one in cubes
Step 5: Heat coconut oil in small pan and toss cubed butternut squash until roasted
Step 6: Combine ingredients into the tortilla of your choice
Step 7: Top your tacos with a dollop of cashew cheese and sprinkling of hemp seeds and viola!

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DINNER: Tacos For Two

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Ingredients:
– One Sweet Corn,
– ¼ cup diced onion,
– two tomatillos,
– two tomatoes,
– one red bell pepper,
– one jalapeño, lime,
– one package tempeh,
– 2-3 cloves of garlic

Meal Prep:
Step 1: Chop Onions, Cut corn off of cob and place in separate bowl, chop tempeh.
Step 2: Chop bell peppers and tomatoes. combine
Step 3: Preheat Oven to 375

How To:
Step 1: Brown ½ of the onions and garlic in a sauce pan. Add chopped tomatoes and bell peppers until soft for ten minutes.

Step 2: Puree tomatoes and peppers into a broth, return to sauce pan. Add chili powder

Step 3: Using a rice cooker attachment over a saucepan of boiling water, quick steam the tempeh for 10-15 min. This will release the nutty flavor of the tempeh. Add chopped tempeh to tomato broth.

Step 4: Simmer for thirty minutes so tempeh will absorb flavor.

Step 5: Bake chopped tomatillos in a little olive oil and salt in oven for about 25 minutes or until juicy and falling apart

Step 6: Puree tomatillos in food processor

Step 7: Brown onions, garlic in sauce pan, add jalapenos and sweet corn.

Step 8: Add tomatillo puree. Simmer until smooth and flavor is balanced between the sweetness of the corn, the sourness of the tomatillos, and spiciness of the jalapenos.

Enjoy tacos with hot or cool salsa! Garnish with pico de gallo or avocado as desired.

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DESSERT: Aztec Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

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Ingredients:
– 3 cups almond Milk, divided (Silk Brand preferred)
– 6 tbsp unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 3 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (Ibarra Mexican chocolate preferred)
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– pinch of salt
– 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1 tsp ancho chile powder
– 1 tsp of chipotle chili powder
– 1 tsp of ground black pepper (freshly ground preferred)
– 2 tbsp brandy
– 2 tbsp chocolate liqueur or creme de cacao

How To:
Step 1: Using a large saucepan, combine 1 cup of almond milk with the cocoa powder and heat over medium heat, whisking frequently.

Step 2: Once the mixture is slightly boiling, remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate.

Step 3: Let stand for 1 minute and then whisk until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Step 4: Stir in the remaining almond milk, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, chile powder, pepper, brandy, and chocolate liqueur. If desired, pour mixture into a blender and blend for 30 seconds until very smooth.

Step 5: Pour mixture into a bowl then cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

Step 6: Freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacture’s instructions.

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

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• 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

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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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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

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

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• 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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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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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

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: One Step Further

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Amazonian Reforestation

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

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Seva Celebrating 500,000 Sight Saving Services

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Foster Youth with a Future

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Angel Hanz for the Homeless

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Anything Can Be Fund

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

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Discover the Regions Where We Give: Guatemala

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Defy the Odds

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Provide Aid for Orphans in Baja CA

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: One Step Further

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Amazonian Reforestation

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

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Seva Celebrating 500,000 Sight Saving Services

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Foster Youth with a Future

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Angel Hanz for the Homeless

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

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THE TOMORROWS PROJECT: Anything Can Be Fund

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

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Discover the Regions Where We Give: Guatemala

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

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