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traveling toms: @lafabriekdelilikus

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Alice, a travel and lifestyle blogger who loves to share her adventures and experiences with her community. Name: Alice B. (Lilikus) Hometown: Brussels Occupation: Lifestyle and travel blogger Hobby: Knitting, hiking, photographing, meeting new people and discovering the world Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS are taking me almost everywhere. I wear my TOMS day-to-day, sometimes I even keep them on inside if I’m home! They’re so confortable….

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TRAVELING TOMS : @RAYAWASHERE

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Raya, “a travel and lifestyle vlogger and instagrammer on a journey to explore the Earth, seek magic and spread love”. Name: Raya Encheva  Hometown: Ruse, Bulgaria Occupation: Travel and Lifestyle Youtuber and Instagrammer Hobby: Traveling, taking photos, filming, anything that gets me outside in nature, finding epic places to watch the sunset, loving life. Where are your TOMS taking you? This year alone, my TOMS have taken me to 11 countries across 6…

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The Tomorrows Project: Tech Seed

Employee Name: Jose Miranda Title:  Sr. Helpdesk Specialist Tomorrows Project: TechSeed Tagline: 40 Laptops for 40 Kids   What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project TechSeed sprouted from the idea of giving kids technology to grow.  The project goal was to refurbish 40 TOMS end-of-life laptops into 40 like-new laptops for LA’s BEST KidTech program. What inspired you to create this Tomorrow? I work in our IT department and saw many end-of-life laptops marked for e-cycling. I knew that the laptops just needed some new parts and would be back in working condition. That’s when it clicked. I could…

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Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS, shares her Giving story in Tanzania

Today’s story is Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS. Most days you will find her working with the Marketing team and conceptualising all kind of projects to bring our One for One® movement to life. In January, Floor went to Tanzania and came back with an inspiring story that we could not wait to share with you. TOMS has been giving in Tanzania since early 2011. To date, TOMS and our network of Giving Partners have given over 1.3M shoes to children in need in Tanzania. Name:  Floor Weenen Job Title: Marketing Coordinator EMEA Number of Years at TOMS: 1 ½ years Hometown: Amsterdam…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @Clairoushkah

We are always inspired by the places our customers go wearing TOMS shoes, and especially by seeing how every experience is a token of gratitude, both while travelling and in the day-to-day. Now it’s our turn to inspire you by sharing the story of Claire, a young hedonist with a hunger for adventure and discovery. Name:  Claire alias @Clairoushkah City: Paris Occupation : Social Media Manager for Frichti Hobby : Cooking  Where have your TOMS taken you? The last place my TOMS took me was to Italy, for an Ancient Roman weekend birthday celebration in the magnificent city of Rome! And in a…

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The Tomorrows Project: Camp Erin

Employee Name: Larry Cohen Title: Supply Chain Wholesale Customer Service, Majors Lead Tomorrows Project: Kids Learn to Cope with Grief Together Camp Tagline: Send 5 kids to grief support camp What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to support children to attend the Los Angeles chapter of Camp Erin, a grief support camp that brings kids together who’ve had a recent family death and provides free support, healing and community in a fun weekend camp environment. A majority of Camp Erin LA campers come from underserved and inner-city communities, many of who have never been to camp before, nor…

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Volunteering For One, Another

TOMS gives through a network of Giving Partners, nonprofit humanitarian organizations that we work with in the field. These partners have deep experience in the regions they serve, as well as expertise in poverty alleviation and international development. Read on to learn more about how volunteers fill a critical role within these organizations to distribute TOMS shoes around the world: The task of delivering shoes to children isn’t easy. Giving shoes thoughtfully and responsibly requires a lot of work and dedication. Our commitment to give shoes to children around the world is carried out by a group of over 90…

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Tracy’s Volunteer Story: Helping Those in Crisis

Today’s volunteer story was written by Tracy, Internal Communications Manager at TOMS. On any given day, you will find Tracy buried in copy or dancing around TOMS HQ. Read on to learn more about how Tracy’s volunteering experience with Bully Response Partner, Crisis Text Line: Volunteering has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I started working with Crisis Text Line that I truly stepped outside of my comfort zone to do so. I first heard about Crisis Text Line (commonly referred to as CTL) a full two years after…

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Marie’s Volunteer Story: Inspired by Giving in Peru

Today’s story was written by Marie, Merchandise Planning Manager of North America at TOMS.  On a typical day, you will find her working on inventory plans with her team, forecasting next years’ sales budgets, and answering emails about the day’s business. Read on to learn more about how Marie’s Giving Trip experience and how it led her to volunteer in Peru: My first Giving Trip forever changed me and my second trip confirmed it. On my trip in February 2013 with Buckner International Peru, I was in awe and inspired by the strength of the mothers we encountered. When I went…

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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

traveling toms: @lafabriekdelilikus

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Alice, a travel and lifestyle blogger who loves to share her adventures and experiences with her community. Name: Alice B. (Lilikus) Hometown: Brussels Occupation: Lifestyle and travel blogger Hobby: Knitting, hiking, photographing, meeting new people and discovering the world Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS are taking me almost everywhere. I wear my TOMS day-to-day, sometimes I even keep them on inside if I’m home! They’re so confortable….

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TRAVELING TOMS : @RAYAWASHERE

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Raya, “a travel and lifestyle vlogger and instagrammer on a journey to explore the Earth, seek magic and spread love”. Name: Raya Encheva  Hometown: Ruse, Bulgaria Occupation: Travel and Lifestyle Youtuber and Instagrammer Hobby: Traveling, taking photos, filming, anything that gets me outside in nature, finding epic places to watch the sunset, loving life. Where are your TOMS taking you? This year alone, my TOMS have taken me to 11 countries across 6…

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The Tomorrows Project: Tech Seed

Employee Name: Jose Miranda Title:  Sr. Helpdesk Specialist Tomorrows Project: TechSeed Tagline: 40 Laptops for 40 Kids   What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project TechSeed sprouted from the idea of giving kids technology to grow.  The project goal was to refurbish 40 TOMS end-of-life laptops into 40 like-new laptops for LA’s BEST KidTech program. What inspired you to create this Tomorrow? I work in our IT department and saw many end-of-life laptops marked for e-cycling. I knew that the laptops just needed some new parts and would be back in working condition. That’s when it clicked. I could…

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Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS, shares her Giving story in Tanzania

Today’s story is Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS. Most days you will find her working with the Marketing team and conceptualising all kind of projects to bring our One for One® movement to life. In January, Floor went to Tanzania and came back with an inspiring story that we could not wait to share with you. TOMS has been giving in Tanzania since early 2011. To date, TOMS and our network of Giving Partners have given over 1.3M shoes to children in need in Tanzania. Name:  Floor Weenen Job Title: Marketing Coordinator EMEA Number of Years at TOMS: 1 ½ years Hometown: Amsterdam…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @Clairoushkah

We are always inspired by the places our customers go wearing TOMS shoes, and especially by seeing how every experience is a token of gratitude, both while travelling and in the day-to-day. Now it’s our turn to inspire you by sharing the story of Claire, a young hedonist with a hunger for adventure and discovery. Name:  Claire alias @Clairoushkah City: Paris Occupation : Social Media Manager for Frichti Hobby : Cooking  Where have your TOMS taken you? The last place my TOMS took me was to Italy, for an Ancient Roman weekend birthday celebration in the magnificent city of Rome! And in a…

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The Tomorrows Project: Camp Erin

Employee Name: Larry Cohen Title: Supply Chain Wholesale Customer Service, Majors Lead Tomorrows Project: Kids Learn to Cope with Grief Together Camp Tagline: Send 5 kids to grief support camp What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to support children to attend the Los Angeles chapter of Camp Erin, a grief support camp that brings kids together who’ve had a recent family death and provides free support, healing and community in a fun weekend camp environment. A majority of Camp Erin LA campers come from underserved and inner-city communities, many of who have never been to camp before, nor…

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Volunteering For One, Another

TOMS gives through a network of Giving Partners, nonprofit humanitarian organizations that we work with in the field. These partners have deep experience in the regions they serve, as well as expertise in poverty alleviation and international development. Read on to learn more about how volunteers fill a critical role within these organizations to distribute TOMS shoes around the world: The task of delivering shoes to children isn’t easy. Giving shoes thoughtfully and responsibly requires a lot of work and dedication. Our commitment to give shoes to children around the world is carried out by a group of over 90…

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Tracy’s Volunteer Story: Helping Those in Crisis

Today’s volunteer story was written by Tracy, Internal Communications Manager at TOMS. On any given day, you will find Tracy buried in copy or dancing around TOMS HQ. Read on to learn more about how Tracy’s volunteering experience with Bully Response Partner, Crisis Text Line: Volunteering has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I started working with Crisis Text Line that I truly stepped outside of my comfort zone to do so. I first heard about Crisis Text Line (commonly referred to as CTL) a full two years after…

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Marie’s Volunteer Story: Inspired by Giving in Peru

Today’s story was written by Marie, Merchandise Planning Manager of North America at TOMS.  On a typical day, you will find her working on inventory plans with her team, forecasting next years’ sales budgets, and answering emails about the day’s business. Read on to learn more about how Marie’s Giving Trip experience and how it led her to volunteer in Peru: My first Giving Trip forever changed me and my second trip confirmed it. On my trip in February 2013 with Buckner International Peru, I was in awe and inspired by the strength of the mothers we encountered. When I went…

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traveling toms: @lafabriekdelilikus

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Alice, a travel and lifestyle blogger who loves to share her adventures and experiences with her community. Name: Alice B. (Lilikus) Hometown: Brussels Occupation: Lifestyle and travel blogger Hobby: Knitting, hiking, photographing, meeting new people and discovering the world Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS are taking me almost everywhere. I wear my TOMS day-to-day, sometimes I even keep them on inside if I’m home! They’re so confortable….

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TRAVELING TOMS : @RAYAWASHERE

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Raya, “a travel and lifestyle vlogger and instagrammer on a journey to explore the Earth, seek magic and spread love”. Name: Raya Encheva  Hometown: Ruse, Bulgaria Occupation: Travel and Lifestyle Youtuber and Instagrammer Hobby: Traveling, taking photos, filming, anything that gets me outside in nature, finding epic places to watch the sunset, loving life. Where are your TOMS taking you? This year alone, my TOMS have taken me to 11 countries across 6…

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The Tomorrows Project: Tech Seed

Employee Name: Jose Miranda Title:  Sr. Helpdesk Specialist Tomorrows Project: TechSeed Tagline: 40 Laptops for 40 Kids   What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project TechSeed sprouted from the idea of giving kids technology to grow.  The project goal was to refurbish 40 TOMS end-of-life laptops into 40 like-new laptops for LA’s BEST KidTech program. What inspired you to create this Tomorrow? I work in our IT department and saw many end-of-life laptops marked for e-cycling. I knew that the laptops just needed some new parts and would be back in working condition. That’s when it clicked. I could…

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Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS, shares her Giving story in Tanzania

Today’s story is Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS. Most days you will find her working with the Marketing team and conceptualising all kind of projects to bring our One for One® movement to life. In January, Floor went to Tanzania and came back with an inspiring story that we could not wait to share with you. TOMS has been giving in Tanzania since early 2011. To date, TOMS and our network of Giving Partners have given over 1.3M shoes to children in need in Tanzania. Name:  Floor Weenen Job Title: Marketing Coordinator EMEA Number of Years at TOMS: 1 ½ years Hometown: Amsterdam…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @Clairoushkah

We are always inspired by the places our customers go wearing TOMS shoes, and especially by seeing how every experience is a token of gratitude, both while travelling and in the day-to-day. Now it’s our turn to inspire you by sharing the story of Claire, a young hedonist with a hunger for adventure and discovery. Name:  Claire alias @Clairoushkah City: Paris Occupation : Social Media Manager for Frichti Hobby : Cooking  Where have your TOMS taken you? The last place my TOMS took me was to Italy, for an Ancient Roman weekend birthday celebration in the magnificent city of Rome! And in a…

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The Tomorrows Project: Camp Erin

Employee Name: Larry Cohen Title: Supply Chain Wholesale Customer Service, Majors Lead Tomorrows Project: Kids Learn to Cope with Grief Together Camp Tagline: Send 5 kids to grief support camp What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to support children to attend the Los Angeles chapter of Camp Erin, a grief support camp that brings kids together who’ve had a recent family death and provides free support, healing and community in a fun weekend camp environment. A majority of Camp Erin LA campers come from underserved and inner-city communities, many of who have never been to camp before, nor…

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Volunteering For One, Another

TOMS gives through a network of Giving Partners, nonprofit humanitarian organizations that we work with in the field. These partners have deep experience in the regions they serve, as well as expertise in poverty alleviation and international development. Read on to learn more about how volunteers fill a critical role within these organizations to distribute TOMS shoes around the world: The task of delivering shoes to children isn’t easy. Giving shoes thoughtfully and responsibly requires a lot of work and dedication. Our commitment to give shoes to children around the world is carried out by a group of over 90…

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Tracy’s Volunteer Story: Helping Those in Crisis

Today’s volunteer story was written by Tracy, Internal Communications Manager at TOMS. On any given day, you will find Tracy buried in copy or dancing around TOMS HQ. Read on to learn more about how Tracy’s volunteering experience with Bully Response Partner, Crisis Text Line: Volunteering has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I started working with Crisis Text Line that I truly stepped outside of my comfort zone to do so. I first heard about Crisis Text Line (commonly referred to as CTL) a full two years after…

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Marie’s Volunteer Story: Inspired by Giving in Peru

Today’s story was written by Marie, Merchandise Planning Manager of North America at TOMS.  On a typical day, you will find her working on inventory plans with her team, forecasting next years’ sales budgets, and answering emails about the day’s business. Read on to learn more about how Marie’s Giving Trip experience and how it led her to volunteer in Peru: My first Giving Trip forever changed me and my second trip confirmed it. On my trip in February 2013 with Buckner International Peru, I was in awe and inspired by the strength of the mothers we encountered. When I went…

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traveling toms: @lafabriekdelilikus

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Alice, a travel and lifestyle blogger who loves to share her adventures and experiences with her community. Name: Alice B. (Lilikus) Hometown: Brussels Occupation: Lifestyle and travel blogger Hobby: Knitting, hiking, photographing, meeting new people and discovering the world Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS are taking me almost everywhere. I wear my TOMS day-to-day, sometimes I even keep them on inside if I’m home! They’re so confortable….

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TRAVELING TOMS : @RAYAWASHERE

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Raya, “a travel and lifestyle vlogger and instagrammer on a journey to explore the Earth, seek magic and spread love”. Name: Raya Encheva  Hometown: Ruse, Bulgaria Occupation: Travel and Lifestyle Youtuber and Instagrammer Hobby: Traveling, taking photos, filming, anything that gets me outside in nature, finding epic places to watch the sunset, loving life. Where are your TOMS taking you? This year alone, my TOMS have taken me to 11 countries across 6…

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The Tomorrows Project: Tech Seed

Employee Name: Jose Miranda Title:  Sr. Helpdesk Specialist Tomorrows Project: TechSeed Tagline: 40 Laptops for 40 Kids   What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project TechSeed sprouted from the idea of giving kids technology to grow.  The project goal was to refurbish 40 TOMS end-of-life laptops into 40 like-new laptops for LA’s BEST KidTech program. What inspired you to create this Tomorrow? I work in our IT department and saw many end-of-life laptops marked for e-cycling. I knew that the laptops just needed some new parts and would be back in working condition. That’s when it clicked. I could…

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Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS, shares her Giving story in Tanzania

Today’s story is Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS. Most days you will find her working with the Marketing team and conceptualising all kind of projects to bring our One for One® movement to life. In January, Floor went to Tanzania and came back with an inspiring story that we could not wait to share with you. TOMS has been giving in Tanzania since early 2011. To date, TOMS and our network of Giving Partners have given over 1.3M shoes to children in need in Tanzania. Name:  Floor Weenen Job Title: Marketing Coordinator EMEA Number of Years at TOMS: 1 ½ years Hometown: Amsterdam…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @Clairoushkah

We are always inspired by the places our customers go wearing TOMS shoes, and especially by seeing how every experience is a token of gratitude, both while travelling and in the day-to-day. Now it’s our turn to inspire you by sharing the story of Claire, a young hedonist with a hunger for adventure and discovery. Name:  Claire alias @Clairoushkah City: Paris Occupation : Social Media Manager for Frichti Hobby : Cooking  Where have your TOMS taken you? The last place my TOMS took me was to Italy, for an Ancient Roman weekend birthday celebration in the magnificent city of Rome! And in a…

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The Tomorrows Project: Camp Erin

Employee Name: Larry Cohen Title: Supply Chain Wholesale Customer Service, Majors Lead Tomorrows Project: Kids Learn to Cope with Grief Together Camp Tagline: Send 5 kids to grief support camp What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to support children to attend the Los Angeles chapter of Camp Erin, a grief support camp that brings kids together who’ve had a recent family death and provides free support, healing and community in a fun weekend camp environment. A majority of Camp Erin LA campers come from underserved and inner-city communities, many of who have never been to camp before, nor…

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Volunteering For One, Another

TOMS gives through a network of Giving Partners, nonprofit humanitarian organizations that we work with in the field. These partners have deep experience in the regions they serve, as well as expertise in poverty alleviation and international development. Read on to learn more about how volunteers fill a critical role within these organizations to distribute TOMS shoes around the world: The task of delivering shoes to children isn’t easy. Giving shoes thoughtfully and responsibly requires a lot of work and dedication. Our commitment to give shoes to children around the world is carried out by a group of over 90…

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Tracy’s Volunteer Story: Helping Those in Crisis

Today’s volunteer story was written by Tracy, Internal Communications Manager at TOMS. On any given day, you will find Tracy buried in copy or dancing around TOMS HQ. Read on to learn more about how Tracy’s volunteering experience with Bully Response Partner, Crisis Text Line: Volunteering has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I started working with Crisis Text Line that I truly stepped outside of my comfort zone to do so. I first heard about Crisis Text Line (commonly referred to as CTL) a full two years after…

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Marie’s Volunteer Story: Inspired by Giving in Peru

Today’s story was written by Marie, Merchandise Planning Manager of North America at TOMS.  On a typical day, you will find her working on inventory plans with her team, forecasting next years’ sales budgets, and answering emails about the day’s business. Read on to learn more about how Marie’s Giving Trip experience and how it led her to volunteer in Peru: My first Giving Trip forever changed me and my second trip confirmed it. On my trip in February 2013 with Buckner International Peru, I was in awe and inspired by the strength of the mothers we encountered. When I went…

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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

traveling toms: @lafabriekdelilikus

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Alice, a travel and lifestyle blogger who loves to share her adventures and experiences with her community. Name: Alice B. (Lilikus) Hometown: Brussels Occupation: Lifestyle and travel blogger Hobby: Knitting, hiking, photographing, meeting new people and discovering the world Where are your TOMS taking you? My TOMS are taking me almost everywhere. I wear my TOMS day-to-day, sometimes I even keep them on inside if I’m home! They’re so confortable….

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TRAVELING TOMS : @RAYAWASHERE

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, and how they show gratitude in their travels and their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Raya, “a travel and lifestyle vlogger and instagrammer on a journey to explore the Earth, seek magic and spread love”. Name: Raya Encheva  Hometown: Ruse, Bulgaria Occupation: Travel and Lifestyle Youtuber and Instagrammer Hobby: Traveling, taking photos, filming, anything that gets me outside in nature, finding epic places to watch the sunset, loving life. Where are your TOMS taking you? This year alone, my TOMS have taken me to 11 countries across 6…

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The Tomorrows Project: Tech Seed

Employee Name: Jose Miranda Title:  Sr. Helpdesk Specialist Tomorrows Project: TechSeed Tagline: 40 Laptops for 40 Kids   What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project TechSeed sprouted from the idea of giving kids technology to grow.  The project goal was to refurbish 40 TOMS end-of-life laptops into 40 like-new laptops for LA’s BEST KidTech program. What inspired you to create this Tomorrow? I work in our IT department and saw many end-of-life laptops marked for e-cycling. I knew that the laptops just needed some new parts and would be back in working condition. That’s when it clicked. I could…

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Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS, shares her Giving story in Tanzania

Today’s story is Floor, Marketing coordinator at TOMS. Most days you will find her working with the Marketing team and conceptualising all kind of projects to bring our One for One® movement to life. In January, Floor went to Tanzania and came back with an inspiring story that we could not wait to share with you. TOMS has been giving in Tanzania since early 2011. To date, TOMS and our network of Giving Partners have given over 1.3M shoes to children in need in Tanzania. Name:  Floor Weenen Job Title: Marketing Coordinator EMEA Number of Years at TOMS: 1 ½ years Hometown: Amsterdam…

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TRAVELING TOMS : @Clairoushkah

We are always inspired by the places our customers go wearing TOMS shoes, and especially by seeing how every experience is a token of gratitude, both while travelling and in the day-to-day. Now it’s our turn to inspire you by sharing the story of Claire, a young hedonist with a hunger for adventure and discovery. Name:  Claire alias @Clairoushkah City: Paris Occupation : Social Media Manager for Frichti Hobby : Cooking  Where have your TOMS taken you? The last place my TOMS took me was to Italy, for an Ancient Roman weekend birthday celebration in the magnificent city of Rome! And in a…

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The Tomorrows Project: Camp Erin

Employee Name: Larry Cohen Title: Supply Chain Wholesale Customer Service, Majors Lead Tomorrows Project: Kids Learn to Cope with Grief Together Camp Tagline: Send 5 kids to grief support camp What is your Tomorrows Project? My Tomorrows Project is to support children to attend the Los Angeles chapter of Camp Erin, a grief support camp that brings kids together who’ve had a recent family death and provides free support, healing and community in a fun weekend camp environment. A majority of Camp Erin LA campers come from underserved and inner-city communities, many of who have never been to camp before, nor…

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Volunteering For One, Another

TOMS gives through a network of Giving Partners, nonprofit humanitarian organizations that we work with in the field. These partners have deep experience in the regions they serve, as well as expertise in poverty alleviation and international development. Read on to learn more about how volunteers fill a critical role within these organizations to distribute TOMS shoes around the world: The task of delivering shoes to children isn’t easy. Giving shoes thoughtfully and responsibly requires a lot of work and dedication. Our commitment to give shoes to children around the world is carried out by a group of over 90…

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Tracy’s Volunteer Story: Helping Those in Crisis

Today’s volunteer story was written by Tracy, Internal Communications Manager at TOMS. On any given day, you will find Tracy buried in copy or dancing around TOMS HQ. Read on to learn more about how Tracy’s volunteering experience with Bully Response Partner, Crisis Text Line: Volunteering has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I started working with Crisis Text Line that I truly stepped outside of my comfort zone to do so. I first heard about Crisis Text Line (commonly referred to as CTL) a full two years after…

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Marie’s Volunteer Story: Inspired by Giving in Peru

Today’s story was written by Marie, Merchandise Planning Manager of North America at TOMS.  On a typical day, you will find her working on inventory plans with her team, forecasting next years’ sales budgets, and answering emails about the day’s business. Read on to learn more about how Marie’s Giving Trip experience and how it led her to volunteer in Peru: My first Giving Trip forever changed me and my second trip confirmed it. On my trip in February 2013 with Buckner International Peru, I was in awe and inspired by the strength of the mothers we encountered. When I went…

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