Category Archives: Giving

TOMS Global Giver Travel Journal: Day Four

Our Global Giver Bayyina has experienced a lot during her time with TOMS. From shoe giving, to community visits to making new best friends in surprising places – it’s safe to say this experience has changed her life. Read on for final reflections on her time with us and her top five takeaways from the trip. The last and final day had come and we couldn’t believe all that had happened in just a week. Our final distribution was a small one at the Coprodeli school in Pisco, but the impact the kids left on us was huge. As we…

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TOMS Global Giver Travel Journal: Day Three

Our Global Giver Bayyina recently had the opportunity to visit our Giving Partner, Coprodeli in Peru. Between giving out shoes and visiting the communities, she created an incredible experience that she won’t soon forget. Read on to hear more about her third day in the Sun City. I love the sun and I mean LOVVVEEE the sun so when I found out that we were heading to Ica also known as “Sun City” I was beyond thrilled. When I said Peru surprised me, the dreary and cool weather was part of the surprise. Our first distribution of the day was…

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TOMS Global Giver Travel Journal: Day Two

We recently had the opportunity to send our first ever Global Giver, Bayyina, on a fully immersed Giving experience in Peru. Day two was filled with games, butterflies and one special little girl who changed Bayyina’s life. Read on to learn more. By the second day the group had already bonded and became a family. For a solo traveler like myself I really wasn’t sure how I’d do with a group. We left our hotel bright and early to head to our second giving location, a public school in Pachacutec. Once we arrived we got straight to work unloading boxes…

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TOMS Global Giver Travel Journal: Day One

We’re so excited to introduce our first ever Global Giver, Bayyina. In partnership with DreamJobbing, we had the opportunity to immerse her in all things TOMS. From a quick visit to our LA Headquarters all the way into the field with our Giving Partner Coprodeli in Peru, Bayyina had the chance to experience TOMS Giving. Read on to learn about her experience. The big day finally arrived and I couldn’t have been more excited and nervous to board the plane to Peru. I arrived at the airport three hours before my flight to ensure I wouldn’t miss it and after…

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Giving Partner Profile: Safer Birth in Bangladesh

We are excited to share this Giving story featuring one of our Safe Birth Partners, BRAC, based in Bangladesh. TOMS works with our Safe Birth Partners to provide training to community health workers and safe birth kits. Read on to see how BRAC’s programs work to help alleviate poverty by empowering people like Lovely to have the courage to make positive choices that will affect their lives. Sumaiya’s mother, Lovely, was a student at a BRAC non-formal primary school in a small village inBangladesh. The village relied on vegetable growing and fishing for income and many poor families could not…

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Giving Partner Profile in the United States: Henry Street Settlement

Henry Street Settlement has operated in the Lower East Side of Manhattan for over 120 years. Founded in 1893 by social reformer Lillian Wald, Henry Street Settlement’s mission is to open doors of opportunity to enrich lives and enhance human progress for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs. Henry Street is a member organization of Homeless Services United, a coalition of about sixty non-profit agencies that serve New York City’s homeless population. TOMS Shoes are distributed to qualifying children residing in member agency shelters and/or participating in relevant social services…

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TOMS Refugee Giving

As many of you know, there is a refugee crisis and many men, women and children are displaced around the world. What is TOMS doing to help? Together, with the support of your purchases and through our network of Giving Partners, we’ve given over 2 million pairs of new shoes to support refugee and displaced children across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Since 2011, nearly 450,000 pairs have been given to Syrian refugee children alone. The following story was written by TOMS employee Kristin, a member of our Giving Team. Kristin manages partnerships with many of our Giving…

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TOMS Giving Partner Seva Foundation Recognized with 2015 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award

Post written by Becky Kent, Social Innovation and Impact Specialist at TOMS This World Sight Day will be my fourth at TOMS, but my first as the Social Innovation and Impact Specialist, where it is my job to manage and work directly with our Sight Giving Partners. As I dive deeper into my new role at TOMS, I am continually amazed by each of the 14 different Sight Giving Partners with which TOMS works. Their efforts to end curable blindness and deliver eye care to everyone inspire me every day. We’re always thrilled when we can share really big news…

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Kelvin’s Giving Trip in Guatemala

The following story was written by TOMS employee Kelvin Crigler, a member of our Sales Ops team, upon returning from a trip to visit TOMS Giving Partner Visualiza in Guatemala. My recent Sight Giving trip was literally, and figuratively eye opening. I observed the efficiency of the Visualiza staff as they took each patient through the respective station and processing requirements. I saw how the medical staff talked to each patient and prepared them for their procedure. The care and consideration given to each person, even though there were dozens, if not hundreds of patients to see. I watched as…

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