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October Campus Supporter of the Month: Andrew, Student

I have had many inspirations in my life – teachers, Water Polo Coaches, my Scout Master, Mr. O’Neal. Ever since our community group did a TOMS event years ago, I have been inspired by the TOMS story and the ability of a small group of individuals to make a change.

As I approached making Eagle Scout I…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on October 6, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

#GIVESIGHT on 10.09 for World Sight Day 2014

This year, to raise awareness for World Sight Day, we are asking our supporters to share a sight that they are thankful to see. What images, scenes, or people that you may see everyday or have been lucky enough to visit made you realize how important sight is? Post a photo online and include #givesight #TOMStribe. …

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Added by TOMS Community Team on September 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

10 World Sight Day 2014 Activity Ideas

Need some help getting those creative ideas flowing for World Sight Day on October 10th, 2014? No prob, Bob! Start here with these 10 suggestions from our team – we know you will think up even more creative ways to raise awareness with us this year! Share them in the comments or online using #TOMStribe #GiveSight.

 

  1. Who doesn’t love a good concert? Invite local bands to play and instead of an entry payment, ask attendees to post a photo online that answers one…
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Added by TOMS Community Team on September 25, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Sustainable Sanitation Initiatives in Guatemala

 

In Guatemala, recent reports share that 94% of Guatemalans have access to clean water sources and 80% have access to sanitation facilities. While these statistics might seem impressive at first glance, the reality is that many…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on September 7, 2014 at 9:13pm — No Comments

September Campus Supporter of the Month: Geena

It’s crazy to me when I think about my TOMS journey, from an avid fan to supporter and now a TOMS summer intern! These past 10 weeks have been unreal and even more amazing working with our TOMS Team.…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on September 7, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Fostering Empowerment in Sustainable Eye Care

Since the launch of TOMS Eyewear in 2011, we’ve been committed to investing in long-term solutions to eye care. That’s why our Sight Giving program invests in clinics and hospitals, as well as the people who work in them. With the help of Seva Foundation, our lead Sight Giving Partner, we support locally based organizations that train local residents to provide high quality, professional eye care. So it’s not just an…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on August 6, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

August Campus Supporter of the Month - Nikki (Global Educator)

By: Nikki Turner - Global Educator

Porter Ridge Elementary School (NC) and VIF International Education (Global)

 

From the moment I learned about TOMS and how TOMS Giving takes place around the world, I became an instant advocate. As a global educator, I am always striving to not only make a difference…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on August 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Summer Picnic

Every summer needs a picnic in the park and every picnic in the park needs a healthy snack and some simple DIY activities to accompany it! Last week, we headed out to our local park. Check out what we brought along…

  

Pre-Prep:

Printed Picnic Blanket & Napkins…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on July 31, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

The Pledge for Safe Water (TOMS Giving Update)

 

The pledge to provide safe water worldwide happens in a variety of ways. In Cascas, Peru, a local school participated in a program…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on July 10, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Droplets for the Future

By Jirat Rymparsurat, Sophomore Student, Lake Stevens High School (WA)

Over the years, campus supporters have been an integral part of sharing the TOMS story. From Campus Clubs, to finding inspiration in our story to build a class project, or…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on July 10, 2014 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Institute a Change

By: Autumn Spangler, Sophomore Student, Lake Stevens High School (WA)

 Over the years, campus supporters have been an integral part of sharing the TOMS story. From Campus Clubs, to finding inspiration in our story to build a class project, or incorporating TOMS Giving into a classroom lesson – these…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on July 10, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Campus Supporter of the Month - July 2014

Celebrating #IAMTOM: TOM is not a single person, it is the idea that the decisions we make today can echo into the future. If you believe in finding adventure while building a better tomorrow, you’re TOM. If you shop consciously, volunteer…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on July 10, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Campus Supporters of the Month: June 2014

Hi, our names are Dana Sher and Lyndsey Parrott. We are eighth graders from North Hampton School (NH), and we’d like to share the story of how TOMS inspired us.

 

We…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on June 6, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Creating Community with TOMS Distributions

We love this story about a recent U.S. shoe distribution with TOMS Shoe Giving Partner Convoy of Hope and were eager to share it with our TOMS community. In Mount Vernon, Convoy of Hope likes to activate as much of a community as possible around their programs benefitting children and families in need. A Convoy of Hope staffer tells us, “We challenge community organizations to get involved with one another — to get the…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on June 3, 2014 at 10:23am — No Comments

#TOMSatSea: Exclusive $3000 Semester at Sea Summer Scholarship

We know our supporters are made up of adventurers and travelers and we are so excited to offer you this exclusive offer! As a part of our unique #TOMSatSea collaboration with Semester at Sea, they are offering one of our TOMS Campus college/university student supporters a $3,000 scholarship for the Summer 2014 Voyage. Applications are due 05/31, so be sure to get yours in ASAP!…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on May 6, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments

April Campus Club of the Month: Bowling Green State University

In April 2013, I met a TOMS employee at our school’s Dance Marathon event. By the end of a 5-minute conversation, I was inspired to embark on an exciting journey: start a TOMS Campus Club at Bowling Green State University. The adventure really kicked…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on May 6, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Ms. Lindberg's Third Grade Class TOMS Newscast

One of our amazing TOMS Educators sent us this fun video she and her class put together to support One Day Without Shoes 2014. We are so impressed by the talent of these students! Thank you for all that you do to inspire your class, Ms. Lindberg!

Added by TOMS Community Team on May 1, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

TOMS-Hosted One Day Without Shoes Events (NYC/Austin/LA)

Hi TOMS Community! 

One Day Without Shoes is ONE WEEK away. Join us in raising awareness on your own or with a group on April 29th. Share where your feet take you #withoutshoes online -  let's come together and share the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child's life.

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Added by TOMS Community Team on April 21, 2014 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Community Highlight: Food Forward

Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. In order to support these efforts, Food Forward coordinates community fruit picks at different places in the areas in…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on April 15, 2014 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Q&A WITH NED BRESLIN, CEO OF WATER FOR PEOPLE

Last month, we introduced our newest One for One® venture. For every bag of TOMS Roasting Co. Coffee, purchased we will provide one week of clean water to a person in need. One for One.® With our Giving Partner, Water For People, each purchase…

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Added by TOMS Community Team on April 7, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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