The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

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

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

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

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Grateful for Our Partners

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

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

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

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

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The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

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

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

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

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Grateful for Our Partners

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

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

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

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

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The 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.

Regine

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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.®

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The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

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

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

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

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Grateful for Our Partners

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

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

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

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

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The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

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

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

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

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Grateful for Our Partners

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

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

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

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

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The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

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

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

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

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Grateful for Our Partners

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

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

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

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

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The Tomorrows Project: Le Recho

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

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TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

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

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The Tomorrows Project: FEDUP

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

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

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

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

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Grateful for Our Partners

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

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

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

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

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

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