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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The Story Behind our Rwanda Roast

June 2nd, 2014 by TOMS

Known as “The Land of a Thousand Hills,” Rwanda’s high elevation allows for production of world- class coffees. Farms in the country tend to be smaller in size, allowing our Master Roaster to micro-source premium beans from specialty farmers. Last Fall, we journeyed to Shyara Mountain in Rwanda to see how a roast comes to life. Allow us to introduce you to some of the people behind the cup.

It all starts with sourcing. All of our coffee beans are sourced through direct trade, which means that we work directly with the coffee growers. This way, the farmer sees the most financial benefit from their crop, helping these farmers raise their incomes, strengthening their ability to support themselves and their families through coffee. These farmers are committed to their craft, focused on nurturing some of the most premium beans in the world today.

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The growing conditions in Rwanda are rare and coveted by other growing regions of the world. The country is blessed with a warm, humid climate that also receives adequate rainfall- a necessary characteristic for coffee beans to grow. The high altitude is ideal for producing quality beans- making the hilly terrain a strong variable in the process.

These diverse growing conditions have coffee connoisseurs around the world seeking out premium Rwandan roasts. Our TOMS Roasting Co. Single Origin Rwanda Coffee is packed with crisp citrus notes and flavors of red fruits, featuring a sweet acidity in a medium body. But that’s not even the best part- what really exclusive about our Rwanda blend is the connection to the farmers who sourced the beans. With direct trade, Rwandan growers are connected to their coffee, they own the process from crop to cup and are guaranteed the best prices for their craft. Sourcing our beans from these farmers means stronger support for their families and investing in their coffee farms for the future.

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For Nathan, coffee provides a livelihood for his family of 8 children. He has been growing coffee for almost 40 years and is looked to as a role model for other farmers in his community. He utilizes his experience to mentor young farmers and teach them how to look after their coffee farms to produce their best crops. With direct trade practices he has been able to expand his farm and purchase more land for his sons to start their own harvests.

Many farmers never have the opportunity to taste their own coffee or see the finished product. When we showed Nathan a bag of TOMS Roasting Co he couldn’t believe it. He was even more thrilled to know that his coffee would help provide safe water to his country.

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Meet Josephine, a no-nonsense mother of eight children who owns the family-operated farm where our Rwanda roast beans come from. Josephine lost her husband in Rwanda’s genocide, but harbored a fierce determination to make a better life for her family. As one of the few female farm owners, she’s turned her operation into one of the best-performing farms in the region.

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Regine’s role as a cupper is to personally ensure that each batch produces fresh, vibrant flavors. After our beans are sorted and stored in coffee bags, a random sample from each bag is collected for a micro-roast and then cupped for taste. When Regine is not testing the quality of coffee beans you can find her studying- she is currently working towards her Bachelors Degree in Accounting. Working as a cupper has enabled Regine to pay for her classes and put herself through college.

The women hand sorters

It takes a global effort to make a great cup- like the women who hand-sort every bean. The simplest yet most comprehensive of the sorting methods, the hand sorting process is reserved for high- quality coffees. Hand sorters play a very important role in shaping the final flavor of the roast. These women identify defective beans, searching for unripe and discolored beans and separating them from the quality beans.

Every single bean is examined by a set of human eyes and hands, and the women who sort the beans take pride in knowing that their work will be appreciated all over the world. In Rwanda, sorting is a regarded as a highly valuable skill and these women are proud to support their families and put their children through school with their earnings.

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Can’t get enough of TOMS Roasting Co? Check out our new TOMS Roasting Club– sending you our selection of the finest whole beans every month to help provide clean water for people in need all year round. With every bag of coffee you purchase, TOMS will provide one week of clean water to a person in need. One for One.®

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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