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 >>
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.
Fifteen-year-old José’s story of sight-saving surgeries that set him on track for an education and a path he’s so pumped to pursue reminds us of the impact One for One can have on an individual, person-to-person level.
Because someone purchased a pair of TOMS Eyewear, this (amazing) young man, who had been blind since the age of 6, is taking advantage of an opportunity that didn’t exist for him prior to his two cataract procedures. That is why we feel so compelled to continue to build this movement and share the stories that make it come alive.
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Giving Partner: Visualiza Eye Care Center
Service Provided: Cataract surgery
A firsthand account by Kyleigh Kuhn, who accompanied the TOMS team on a Giving Trip in Peru and, in this case, Guatemala.
Cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye, which can cause a blockage in the passage of light. It’s also the leading global cause of blindness, responsible for 51% of vision loss worldwide. It results in blurry vision and if left untreated, can cause blindness.