Category Archives: Giving

Seva Celebrating 500,000 Sight Saving Services

TOMS Eyewear launched in 2011, seeking to provide solutions for preventable blindness around the world. We are proud to announce that we have reached the milestone of helping to restore sight for 500,000 individuals. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing TOMS supporters and our Sight Giving Partners Today’s story comes to us from Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation and their Seva Storyteller, Maggie Vizcarra. Read on to learn more about the impact we are making together: Imagine 500,000 individuals having a life changing experience. This isn’t the ‘wow that was a good cup of coffee’ experience. I am talking about…

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Discover the Regions Where We Give: Guatemala

Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, is a country where TOMS has had a long-standing relationship through giving and is the inspiration for this season’s Regions Where We Give shoe! When on a recent trip, our product design team fell in love with the sweeping landscapes, rich culture and brightly colored textiles found at local markets. Since 2011, TOMS has given over 2.2 million pairs of new shoes in Guatemala with our Giving Partners ADRI, AmeriCares, Buckner, Children International and Feed the Children. Shoes are used to support their many programs, ranging from health, education, economic advancement and nutrition and…

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The Last-Mile Contribution

At TOMS, we take our commitment to giving shoes seriously. Our Giving Department works hard to send custom, made-to-order shoes to fit the needs of all of the diverse communities in which our Giving Partners work. We’ve learned that our Giving Partners put a significant amount of resources into distributing new TOMS Shoes to the children who need them most. And while some of these valued resourced are priceless — like relationships and trust within communities they serve — others can come with new, tangible expenses that make shoe distributions more difficult. To help ease the challenges and offset the…

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Tune in: Giving from Jin-goo Oppa

Follow Korean actor Yeo Jin-goo as he travels to Vietnam to give shoes to children with Giving Partner Project RENEW. Watch the video below for a sneak peek of “Giving from Jin-goo Oppa” – presented by TOMS and tvN. The two-episode series will air at tvNAsia on December 10 and 17 at 10:30pm (GMT +8). How To Watch tvN: Hong Kong: iCable TV Ch.228 • NOW TV Ch.155 • TVB Network Vision Ch.35 / Ch.235(HD) • UTV Taiwan: CATV tvN Asia • MOD Ch.096 Singapore: Starhub TV Ch.824(HD) • Singtel TV Ch.518 Philippines: Destiny Cable Ch.75 • SkyCable Ch.145 /…

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Passport Rewards Members Support Disaster Relief

This month we are celebrating by sharing gratitude for our TOMS Tribe. One initiative you may have noticed recently on our Passport Rewards is the ability to give back to events or needs, immediately! This is initiative was the quick thinking of our Ecommerce Team. Today, we wanted to share a special note of thanks. Thank you to our loyal Passport Rewards members! Your stamps toward Giving rewards helped TOMS support the following organizations and programs provide immediate response to those in need. We are happy to share that most recently funds have been dispersed to the following organizations to…

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Grateful for Our Partners

The holidays provide a special time to count our blessings and express thanks. But it is important to remember that gratitude is more than giving thanks once. Gratitude is the act of living in a constant state of thankfulness, and being always ready to return the kindness you witness and receive. At TOMS, we are so grateful for the work our Giving Partners do each and every day. During the Season of Thanks, they are on the top of our list. But I believe the best way to truly thank them is to reflect on our relationship; to think about…

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Seva: World Sight Day 2016

On October 13, 2016, TOMS will join other organisations around the world in recognising World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Today’s story comes to us from Sight Giving Partner, Seva Foundation and their Program Grants Coordinator, Maggie Vizcarra: I have a morning routine. After snoozing my alarm two or six times, I get out of bed blurry and bleary eyed. I put on my glasses to fix the blur and make a strong cup of coffee to combat the blear. I’ve been wearing glasses and…

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Saving Sight in Cambodia: Din’s Story

On October 13, 2016, TOMS will join other organizations around the world in recognizing World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Read more about Din, a farmer from Cambodia, who had his sight restored: Din is a 55-year-old farmer that lives with his wife and six children near Battambang, Cambodia.  He started to lose his eyesight three years ago but it became a serious problem for him in the last year. Din and his family tend a small patch of land and grows rice. Without sight,…

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Employee Giving Experience: Erik, TOMS Eyewear

On October 13, 2016, TOMS will join other organizations around the world in recognizing World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Today’s post was written by TOMS Eyewear Merchandiser and Product Developer, Erik!   I started at TOMS five years ago, just after TOMS Eyewear launched. I’ve had an amazing time building the collection to what it is today. One of my favorite things about TOMS Eyewear is how we give to restore sight. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to travel the world,…

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