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 >>
Around the world, TOMS partners with organizations that invest in and advocate for local community leaders — those change-makers who help rise their communities out of poverty and help create more opportunity and a better future.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), TOMS Giving Partner, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) takes a community-based approach to change, and incorporates TOMS Shoes into part of its deeply integrative programming. 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.
Our philosophy & mission statement: With every purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.
And TOMS Shoes were the foundation for all of it. True to the same promise since the day TOMS was born: with every pair of TOMS Shoes purchased, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.
Our approach: Where we give is driven by the needs our Giving Partners —- the organizations that include the One for One give into their holistic programming — identify on the ground. We work closely with them to add new communities and countries where shoes will have the greatest impact.
This map shows the 50+ countries where we give TOMS Shoes, powered by your purchases; but that give often exceeds the literal One for One.
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The Last-Mile Contribution ( <- something we bet you won’t know!)
The first round of lucky (and incredible) TOMS fans use their TOMS Ticket to Give to travel to Honduras with TOMS, spend time with a Giving Partner, help distribute TOMS Shoes to kids in the community and experience a transformative week together.
Watch this video & follow their Giving Trip…
TOMS fans entered to win a Ticket to Give, to see One for One in action…and a group of them won, landing them a spot on a TOMS Giving Trip to Honduras.
Watch this video and be a part of their life-changing experience…
Visualiza Eye Care Center, a TOMS Sight-Giving Partner in Guatemala, has an incredible social/private model by which they provide eye care to local people. Watch to learn how TOMS Eyewear is helping them bring sight to people who can’t afford it, in a sustainable way…
Update: As of 2013, TOMS customers are helping give in 60+ countries, helping restore sight in 13 of those.