“TOMS TICKET TO GIVE” CAMPAIGN PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS LOOKING TO TRAVEL ABROAD AND HELP THOSE IN NEED
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Held Only at TOMS.com, “TOMS Ticket to Give” Provides Lucky Winners the Opportunity to Join TOMS’ Giving Partners to Deliver the One for One™ Experience to Children in Need around the World
Giving is at the heart of TOMS’ business, and the company now gives shoes to children in need in over 40 countries, and helps give sight to people in need in nine countries. TOMS partners with humanitarian organizations that have thorough experience in the communities they serve. TOMS helps give sight in three ways by providing prescription glasses, cataract surgeries and medical treatment. The company’s shoe-giving partners work to integrate new TOMS Shoes into their pre-existing health and education programs so that shoes are given to children along with other support like hygiene, education, health care or basic necessities (such as medicines, school uniforms, school supplies, clothing or vitamins). TOMS works to build long-term giving relationships with its giving partners so that the children they serve have access to additional pairs of shoes as they grow. Giving partners report back on the fit, durability and impact of the shoes so that TOMS can continually learn and improve its giving efforts.
In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in a village in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One™. To date, TOMS has given over two million pairs of new shoes to children through giving partners around the world. In June 2011, TOMS launched its second One for One™ product, TOMS Eyewear, to help save and restore sight to people in need.
About TOMS Campus Programs:
TOMS Campus Programs provides resources to host fun and educational activities and events that raise awareness of the TOMS movement on campus. Thousands of students and educators participate in the program annually. Teaching guides and multimedia resources are available for educators that would like to inspire students to think about business and giving in a new way. To get involved or for more information, please visit http://www.TOMSCampusPrograms.com
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