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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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.®

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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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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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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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