Category Archives: Giving

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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Learning About Safe Birth Kits With ayzh

We are fortunate to have a guest post from Safe Birth Giving Partner ayzh, as told by Business Development Associate Dani DiPietro. ayzh has been one of our Safe Birth Giving Partners since 2015 and currently supports training of maternal health workers and birth kit distributions in India. Read on to learn about how ayzh and the birth kit help women safely give birth. ayzh (pronounced “eyes”) is a social enterprise that develops appropriate health and livelihood solutions designed to meet the unique needs of women and newborns in low- resource settings. Since 2010, ayzh has been producing, selling and…

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Celebrating One Year of Safe Birth Giving

Today’s story was written by Becky, Social Innovation and Impact Specialist at TOMS. On a typical day, you will find her managing relationships with our Sight, Water, Safe Birth or Bully Prevention and Response Giving Partners. Read on to learn more about our Safe Birth program and its first anniversary: The Safe Birth Giving Program is close to my heart for several reasons, including the fact that TOMS launched the program only a few weeks before I gave birth to my first child. I, like many first time expectant mothers, had so many questions and concerns about how my life…

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Sharing the TOMS story with the world

Today’s story was written by Justin, Giving Communications Manager at TOMS. Most days you will find him working with the Giving and Marketing teams to bring our Giving to life. This past February, Justin and a small team went to Colombia to help produce the AT&T commercial featuring TOMS. Read on to learn more about his experience in Colombia and what it’s like to give shoes to children. When I arrived at 6 a.m. to prepare the set, a few of the families were already inside the Children International (CI) community center in Barranquilla, Colombia, where we would be  filming….

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On the Ground: Fighting Poverty with Children International

We are fortunate enough to have a guest post from Giving Partner, Children International told by CI Storyteller, Matt Staub. Children International has been a TOMS Giving Partner since 2013 and currently distributes TOMS Shoes in nine countries through their holistic child and youth development programs. Read on to learn more about Children International and the amazing work they do… Children International has one goal: to break the cycle of poverty for kids. Working in ten countries and facing truly challenging circumstances, we rely on a variety of tactics to be successful in reaching this goal. What’s interesting is that even the…

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TRACY’S GIVING TRIP IN COLOMBIA

As a TOMS employee, the lure of a Giving Trip greets you the moment you first set foot in the office. Photos of children line the walls, conference rooms are named after countries we’ve established partnerships in, and mementos from past trips can be found in every corner of the office. The chance to see our partners’ work in action is an opportunity afforded to all members of the TOMS family after your first, third and then every third year of employment. My first trip took me to El Salvador, and before I knew it, it was time to begin planning…

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