Special-edition, Congolese-inspired TOMS Shoes
We're teaming up with Giving Partner Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), an advocacy and grant-making organization founded by Ben Affleck, on two Congolese-inspired designs with an additional give. Read More >>
TOMS x charity: water - An Eyewer collaboration
TOMS and charity: water, an organization founded in 2006 (like TOMS!) that’s dedicated to to helping bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, join forces for the first-ever TOMS Eyewear collab! Read More >>
Giving TOMS Shoes in the DRC
Founded by Ben Affleck in 2010, ECI is an advocacy and grant-making organization that works with and for the people of DRC, the third most populous country in Africa, and one that struggled under a cycle of violence for nearly 20 years – particularly in the east. Read More >>
The loss of sight can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life, affecting a person’s family, and further, the community. We wanted to help alleviate that burden, and contribute to smart solutions to the issue of access to eye care. So we launched TOMS Eyewear, with a One for One give that saves and restores sight to people in need, and contributes to the long-term sustainability of eye care organizations around the world.
Though we don’t claim to be eye care professionals, we do know how to find strong, responsible partners who deliver the One for One promise and are committed to sustainability.
Seventy-six-year-old Ganess walked for hours to Khandbari, a remote region in Nepal, to receive a cataract surgery in his right eye from TOMS lead Sight Giving Partner Seva Foundation. Once the procedure was complete and he could see once again, Ganess beamed with joy. The staff at Seva said his smile and excitement over his restored vision was infectious.
“I can’t wait to see my grandchildren and my animals.”
By: Amanda Marr Chung
Senior Sight Program Manager, Seva Foundation
If you’re familiar with our stories of Sight Giving, empowered by TOMS Eyewear purchases, you’ve read about Seva Foundation, TOMS’ lead Sight Giving Partner. Through Seva’s hard work and network of sustainable eye care organizations around the world via the dedication of professionals like Amanda Marr Chung, Senior Sight Program Manager at Seva, we are able to help give sight with every pair of TOMS Eyewear purchased. Read on as Amanda shares some secrets to sustainable eye care…
Jessica Shortall, TOMS Director of Giving, joined the TOMS family in 2009. She recently returned from a trip to Madurai, India, where she had the opportunity to visit the Aravind Eye Care System with our lead Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation. Here, she’s delving into the details about that trip…
Name: Bhim Dalabar
Location: West Bengal, India
Giving Partner: Vivekananda Mission Asram Netra Niramay Niketan (VMANNN)
Service Provided: Cataract surgery