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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 TOMORROWS PROJECT

In January 2016, TOMS introduced The Tomorrows Project to our employees, giving them an opportunity to be ambassadors for good. Since it’s inception, we have seen an overwhelming response of new projects from sending kids to grief camp to refurbishing end-of-life laptops to donate to a local children’s non-profit. What is The Tomorrows Project? The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie came up with to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. We created a digital platform for employees to post their ideas (such as build a…

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10 Years of Giving, Together

As we celebrate a decade of TOMS, there is so much to be proud of. We have grown our giving model beyond shoes, created four additional One for One businesses, and are selling TOMS in 75 countries. What does 10 years of giving together look like? With help of our customers and giving partners around the world, we’ve been able to give over 60 million new pairs of shoes, restore sight to over 400,000 people, provide over 335,000 weeks of safe water, and helping to support safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers. And this is just the beginning. We…

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Profiles in One for One: Jose Julian Receives Shoes Since 2012

As TOMS celebrates our 10-year anniversary, the Giving Team wanted to spotlight some of the Giving Partners and the beneficiaries we have had the pleasure to work with. We are lucky to share the story of Jose Julian, an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Read on to learn more about Jose Julian and his participation as part of Feed the Children Nicaragua’s Child Development Program: Jose Julian is an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Pueblo Nuevo is a town in the northwestern part of Nicaragua, situated near the Honduras-Nicaragua border. The area…

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Sankati’s Letter from India

As we celebrate TOMS 10th birthday, we take time to reflect on the first 10 years of Giving and the work our Giving Partners do around the world every day. Recently, one of our Sight Giving Partners shared a letter from a patient who received quality eye care and a pair of glasses thanks to a purchase of TOMS eyewear. Special thank you to Sight Giving Partners Seva Foundation and LV Prasad Eye Institute for sharing this letter with us. We wanted to share it with all of you: Shown here is Sankati, a 45-year-old woman from Mahboobnagar District in…

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TOMS Impact on Hogar de Ninos

Today’s note was written by Vivian Chahin, Voluntary Executive Director at Hogar de Niños Enmanuel located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Vivian has been Voluntary Executive Director of the home for the last 10 years. Hogar Enmanuel became a TOMS Shoe Giving Partner in 2010 after Vivian’s then 15-year-old daughter, Andrea, saw TOMS in Teen Vogue. Hogar Enmanuel is a TOMS family favorite as Giving Trips travel to Honduras to learn more about the work Hogar Enmanuel is doing in their local community and to spend time with the kids at the home. Read on to hear how Vivian reflects…

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Give Back On Your Special Day

Wedding season is here! We are so inspired by couples who choose to give back on their wedding day, so we have put together a list of some of our favorite ideas: Community service with your wedding party. Spend one day of your bachelor or bachelorette party serving other people in your community. Welcome bags. There’s nothing better than a “feel good, do good” goodie bag to welcome guests traveling to your wedding. Fill it with brands that give back for a heartwarming touch. Wear TOMS Shoes. From the flower girls and the wedding party to the bride and groom, TOMS Shoes are…

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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

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 TOMORROWS PROJECT

In January 2016, TOMS introduced The Tomorrows Project to our employees, giving them an opportunity to be ambassadors for good. Since it’s inception, we have seen an overwhelming response of new projects from sending kids to grief camp to refurbishing end-of-life laptops to donate to a local children’s non-profit. What is The Tomorrows Project? The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie came up with to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. We created a digital platform for employees to post their ideas (such as build a…

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10 Years of Giving, Together

As we celebrate a decade of TOMS, there is so much to be proud of. We have grown our giving model beyond shoes, created four additional One for One businesses, and are selling TOMS in 75 countries. What does 10 years of giving together look like? With help of our customers and giving partners around the world, we’ve been able to give over 60 million new pairs of shoes, restore sight to over 400,000 people, provide over 335,000 weeks of safe water, and helping to support safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers. And this is just the beginning. We…

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Profiles in One for One: Jose Julian Receives Shoes Since 2012

As TOMS celebrates our 10-year anniversary, the Giving Team wanted to spotlight some of the Giving Partners and the beneficiaries we have had the pleasure to work with. We are lucky to share the story of Jose Julian, an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Read on to learn more about Jose Julian and his participation as part of Feed the Children Nicaragua’s Child Development Program: Jose Julian is an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Pueblo Nuevo is a town in the northwestern part of Nicaragua, situated near the Honduras-Nicaragua border. The area…

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Sankati’s Letter from India

As we celebrate TOMS 10th birthday, we take time to reflect on the first 10 years of Giving and the work our Giving Partners do around the world every day. Recently, one of our Sight Giving Partners shared a letter from a patient who received quality eye care and a pair of glasses thanks to a purchase of TOMS eyewear. Special thank you to Sight Giving Partners Seva Foundation and LV Prasad Eye Institute for sharing this letter with us. We wanted to share it with all of you: Shown here is Sankati, a 45-year-old woman from Mahboobnagar District in…

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TOMS Impact on Hogar de Ninos

Today’s note was written by Vivian Chahin, Voluntary Executive Director at Hogar de Niños Enmanuel located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Vivian has been Voluntary Executive Director of the home for the last 10 years. Hogar Enmanuel became a TOMS Shoe Giving Partner in 2010 after Vivian’s then 15-year-old daughter, Andrea, saw TOMS in Teen Vogue. Hogar Enmanuel is a TOMS family favorite as Giving Trips travel to Honduras to learn more about the work Hogar Enmanuel is doing in their local community and to spend time with the kids at the home. Read on to hear how Vivian reflects…

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Give Back On Your Special Day

Wedding season is here! We are so inspired by couples who choose to give back on their wedding day, so we have put together a list of some of our favorite ideas: Community service with your wedding party. Spend one day of your bachelor or bachelorette party serving other people in your community. Welcome bags. There’s nothing better than a “feel good, do good” goodie bag to welcome guests traveling to your wedding. Fill it with brands that give back for a heartwarming touch. Wear TOMS Shoes. From the flower girls and the wedding party to the bride and groom, TOMS Shoes are…

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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 TOMORROWS PROJECT

In January 2016, TOMS introduced The Tomorrows Project to our employees, giving them an opportunity to be ambassadors for good. Since it’s inception, we have seen an overwhelming response of new projects from sending kids to grief camp to refurbishing end-of-life laptops to donate to a local children’s non-profit. What is The Tomorrows Project? The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie came up with to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. We created a digital platform for employees to post their ideas (such as build a…

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10 Years of Giving, Together

As we celebrate a decade of TOMS, there is so much to be proud of. We have grown our giving model beyond shoes, created four additional One for One businesses, and are selling TOMS in 75 countries. What does 10 years of giving together look like? With help of our customers and giving partners around the world, we’ve been able to give over 60 million new pairs of shoes, restore sight to over 400,000 people, provide over 335,000 weeks of safe water, and helping to support safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers. And this is just the beginning. We…

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Profiles in One for One: Jose Julian Receives Shoes Since 2012

As TOMS celebrates our 10-year anniversary, the Giving Team wanted to spotlight some of the Giving Partners and the beneficiaries we have had the pleasure to work with. We are lucky to share the story of Jose Julian, an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Read on to learn more about Jose Julian and his participation as part of Feed the Children Nicaragua’s Child Development Program: Jose Julian is an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Pueblo Nuevo is a town in the northwestern part of Nicaragua, situated near the Honduras-Nicaragua border. The area…

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Sankati’s Letter from India

As we celebrate TOMS 10th birthday, we take time to reflect on the first 10 years of Giving and the work our Giving Partners do around the world every day. Recently, one of our Sight Giving Partners shared a letter from a patient who received quality eye care and a pair of glasses thanks to a purchase of TOMS eyewear. Special thank you to Sight Giving Partners Seva Foundation and LV Prasad Eye Institute for sharing this letter with us. We wanted to share it with all of you: Shown here is Sankati, a 45-year-old woman from Mahboobnagar District in…

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TOMS Impact on Hogar de Ninos

Today’s note was written by Vivian Chahin, Voluntary Executive Director at Hogar de Niños Enmanuel located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Vivian has been Voluntary Executive Director of the home for the last 10 years. Hogar Enmanuel became a TOMS Shoe Giving Partner in 2010 after Vivian’s then 15-year-old daughter, Andrea, saw TOMS in Teen Vogue. Hogar Enmanuel is a TOMS family favorite as Giving Trips travel to Honduras to learn more about the work Hogar Enmanuel is doing in their local community and to spend time with the kids at the home. Read on to hear how Vivian reflects…

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Give Back On Your Special Day

Wedding season is here! We are so inspired by couples who choose to give back on their wedding day, so we have put together a list of some of our favorite ideas: Community service with your wedding party. Spend one day of your bachelor or bachelorette party serving other people in your community. Welcome bags. There’s nothing better than a “feel good, do good” goodie bag to welcome guests traveling to your wedding. Fill it with brands that give back for a heartwarming touch. Wear TOMS Shoes. From the flower girls and the wedding party to the bride and groom, TOMS Shoes are…

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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 TOMORROWS PROJECT

In January 2016, TOMS introduced The Tomorrows Project to our employees, giving them an opportunity to be ambassadors for good. Since it’s inception, we have seen an overwhelming response of new projects from sending kids to grief camp to refurbishing end-of-life laptops to donate to a local children’s non-profit. What is The Tomorrows Project? The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie came up with to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. We created a digital platform for employees to post their ideas (such as build a…

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10 Years of Giving, Together

As we celebrate a decade of TOMS, there is so much to be proud of. We have grown our giving model beyond shoes, created four additional One for One businesses, and are selling TOMS in 75 countries. What does 10 years of giving together look like? With help of our customers and giving partners around the world, we’ve been able to give over 60 million new pairs of shoes, restore sight to over 400,000 people, provide over 335,000 weeks of safe water, and helping to support safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers. And this is just the beginning. We…

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Profiles in One for One: Jose Julian Receives Shoes Since 2012

As TOMS celebrates our 10-year anniversary, the Giving Team wanted to spotlight some of the Giving Partners and the beneficiaries we have had the pleasure to work with. We are lucky to share the story of Jose Julian, an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Read on to learn more about Jose Julian and his participation as part of Feed the Children Nicaragua’s Child Development Program: Jose Julian is an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Pueblo Nuevo is a town in the northwestern part of Nicaragua, situated near the Honduras-Nicaragua border. The area…

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Sankati’s Letter from India

As we celebrate TOMS 10th birthday, we take time to reflect on the first 10 years of Giving and the work our Giving Partners do around the world every day. Recently, one of our Sight Giving Partners shared a letter from a patient who received quality eye care and a pair of glasses thanks to a purchase of TOMS eyewear. Special thank you to Sight Giving Partners Seva Foundation and LV Prasad Eye Institute for sharing this letter with us. We wanted to share it with all of you: Shown here is Sankati, a 45-year-old woman from Mahboobnagar District in…

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TOMS Impact on Hogar de Ninos

Today’s note was written by Vivian Chahin, Voluntary Executive Director at Hogar de Niños Enmanuel located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Vivian has been Voluntary Executive Director of the home for the last 10 years. Hogar Enmanuel became a TOMS Shoe Giving Partner in 2010 after Vivian’s then 15-year-old daughter, Andrea, saw TOMS in Teen Vogue. Hogar Enmanuel is a TOMS family favorite as Giving Trips travel to Honduras to learn more about the work Hogar Enmanuel is doing in their local community and to spend time with the kids at the home. Read on to hear how Vivian reflects…

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Give Back On Your Special Day

Wedding season is here! We are so inspired by couples who choose to give back on their wedding day, so we have put together a list of some of our favorite ideas: Community service with your wedding party. Spend one day of your bachelor or bachelorette party serving other people in your community. Welcome bags. There’s nothing better than a “feel good, do good” goodie bag to welcome guests traveling to your wedding. Fill it with brands that give back for a heartwarming touch. Wear TOMS Shoes. From the flower girls and the wedding party to the bride and groom, TOMS Shoes are…

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TOMS Stories - TOMS Official Blog

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 TOMORROWS PROJECT

In January 2016, TOMS introduced The Tomorrows Project to our employees, giving them an opportunity to be ambassadors for good. Since it’s inception, we have seen an overwhelming response of new projects from sending kids to grief camp to refurbishing end-of-life laptops to donate to a local children’s non-profit. What is The Tomorrows Project? The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie came up with to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. We created a digital platform for employees to post their ideas (such as build a…

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10 Years of Giving, Together

As we celebrate a decade of TOMS, there is so much to be proud of. We have grown our giving model beyond shoes, created four additional One for One businesses, and are selling TOMS in 75 countries. What does 10 years of giving together look like? With help of our customers and giving partners around the world, we’ve been able to give over 60 million new pairs of shoes, restore sight to over 400,000 people, provide over 335,000 weeks of safe water, and helping to support safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers. And this is just the beginning. We…

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Profiles in One for One: Jose Julian Receives Shoes Since 2012

As TOMS celebrates our 10-year anniversary, the Giving Team wanted to spotlight some of the Giving Partners and the beneficiaries we have had the pleasure to work with. We are lucky to share the story of Jose Julian, an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Read on to learn more about Jose Julian and his participation as part of Feed the Children Nicaragua’s Child Development Program: Jose Julian is an 11-year-old boy from a town near Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua. Pueblo Nuevo is a town in the northwestern part of Nicaragua, situated near the Honduras-Nicaragua border. The area…

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Sankati’s Letter from India

As we celebrate TOMS 10th birthday, we take time to reflect on the first 10 years of Giving and the work our Giving Partners do around the world every day. Recently, one of our Sight Giving Partners shared a letter from a patient who received quality eye care and a pair of glasses thanks to a purchase of TOMS eyewear. Special thank you to Sight Giving Partners Seva Foundation and LV Prasad Eye Institute for sharing this letter with us. We wanted to share it with all of you: Shown here is Sankati, a 45-year-old woman from Mahboobnagar District in…

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TOMS Impact on Hogar de Ninos

Today’s note was written by Vivian Chahin, Voluntary Executive Director at Hogar de Niños Enmanuel located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Vivian has been Voluntary Executive Director of the home for the last 10 years. Hogar Enmanuel became a TOMS Shoe Giving Partner in 2010 after Vivian’s then 15-year-old daughter, Andrea, saw TOMS in Teen Vogue. Hogar Enmanuel is a TOMS family favorite as Giving Trips travel to Honduras to learn more about the work Hogar Enmanuel is doing in their local community and to spend time with the kids at the home. Read on to hear how Vivian reflects…

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Give Back On Your Special Day

Wedding season is here! We are so inspired by couples who choose to give back on their wedding day, so we have put together a list of some of our favorite ideas: Community service with your wedding party. Spend one day of your bachelor or bachelorette party serving other people in your community. Welcome bags. There’s nothing better than a “feel good, do good” goodie bag to welcome guests traveling to your wedding. Fill it with brands that give back for a heartwarming touch. Wear TOMS Shoes. From the flower girls and the wedding party to the bride and groom, TOMS Shoes are…

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