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 >>
We are constantly inspired by unique images (especially with the rise of Instagram and Pinterest!), and we are endlessly curious about what people see.
For World Sight Day 2012, we took that interest to our fans, challenging them to post a photo that answered this simple question: “I am happy to see.” In addition to the sight-saving stories we hear through our Giving Partners, this concept also helps us remember how special our sight really is. And we aren’t the only ones who feel that way.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s World Sight Day. Our goal was to raise awareness about the sheer magnitude of blindness and visual impairment as well as how treatable these conditions are. And we were amazed at your response.
Every poster that was hung, every weet that was sent and every video that was shared contributed to the conversation about this very solvable crisis. We saw #sight messages over the past few weeks.
Today is World Sight Day. We unite in the fight to raise awareness for those who are visually impaired – and don’t have to be.
Every year on World Sight Day people join together to bring attention to the 285 million people that are blind or visually impaired. 90% of these people live in developing countries, with limited access to high-quality and sustainable eye care. Children are unnecessarily struggling in school and adults are forced to stop working as their vision declines. Blindness and visual impairment can push families deeper into poverty and yet 80% of all of these people can be treated.
Blindness and poor vision keep people trapped in poverty. Help us break the cycle.
TODAY, Thursday October 11, is World Sight Day and we want YOU, the folks who make up the TOMS community, to get involved! Here are 5 easy ways you can join us in being a voice for change this World Sight Day: