30 Stories: TOMS

30 Stories: TOMS

@toms Story

ABOUT TOMS

As the Original One for One Company, we’ve always been in business to improve lives.

Since 2006, our community has given nearly 100 million pairs of shoes to people in need. And while shoes can have a big impact, we’ve learned that giving shoes and impact grants can have an even bigger impact.

Now, for every $3 we make, we give $1 away. This is our commitment—to our customers, to our partners, and to our future.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

While traveling through Argentina in 2006, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie saw the hardships faced by children without shoes. This inspired him to create a for-profit business with giving at its core. The idea? For every pair of shoes the company sold, a new pair would be given to a child in need.

And with that, TOMS—short for Tomorrow’s Shoes—was born.

Text credit : TOMS website

Image credit: TOMS Twitter

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