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Celebrating Local Champions: An Alternative Campaign

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Last year a quickly hatched idea between Saundra, Teddy and I led to "A Day Without Dignity." It served as a sort of counter campaign to TOMS "One Da...

'I'm Going Barefoot Because'...Submit Your Photos For One Day Without Shoes

Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

For many, going barefoot isn't a choice. That's why TOMS Shoes, a one-for-one company that delivers shoes to children in need around the world, ma...

Bare Your Soles!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Black Voices

Free your toes today in support of TOMS "One Day Without Shoes!" Now in its fifth year "One Day Without Shoes" encourages people around the world t...

Top 10 Products for Purpose

Tina Wells | Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact
Tina Wells

Products raising money for a cause is nothing new. Whether it's the plethora of pink items supporting breast cancer or a Livestrong bracelet, we're used to giving money and being rewarded with a promo item.

An Evolved Take on Psychology, Brands and Poverty

Auren Kaplan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

I want people to understand how they are exactly the same as the person in the slum. In that uniquely human way, they are no better and no worse than them -- they are the same.

Capitalism You Can Fall in Love With

Auren Kaplan | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

Capitalism is changing. It is evolving. And big companies are going to start to realize that when the cause is the brand, the consumer cannot get enough. That means two things: 1. More profits and 2. more good.

SLIDESHOW: The Top Gifts That Give Back

Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren't all about "stuff." Remember, it's also a good opportunity to give back. See our top picks of neckties that provid...

Jessica Prois

TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Introduces One-For-One Book-Giving Campaign | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

For the disillusioned office worker who's realized cubicle life won't cut it, this book's for you. Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, released his firs...

Zola Jesus: The 5 Things I Can't Live Without

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Angel Ceballos Zola Jesus (née Nika Roza Danilova) was trained as an opera singer, but now lends her layered vocals to a beguiling brand of genr...

WATCH: Mary-Kate & Ashley's Latest Adventure

The Huffington Post | Jenny Kang | Posted 10.30.2011 | Style

This past July, to celebrate the recent collaboration for The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen joined TOMS and TOMS Giving Partner, World Vision, in Ho...

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Visit Honduras With TOMS (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jenny Kang | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

This past July, to celebrate the recent collaboration for The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen joined TOMS and TOMS Giving Partner, World Vision,...

Why I'm Speaking At Willow Creek Church

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

In light of recent events, I think it is important that I clarify TOMS' position with regard to my speaking engagements in advance of my upcoming appearance at Willow Creek Church.

Rod Kurtz

What Role Should Charity Play In Business? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Small Business

Capitalism, as we've seen throughout history and are routinely reminded of, can be a tremendous force for social good -- creating jobs, lifting people...

Rod Kurtz

You've Got... Black Mycoskie, TOMS Shoes | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Small Business

Blake Mycoskie, found and chief shoe giver at TOMS Shoes, explains why he's going barefoot for One Day Without Shoes and why you should, too. The ...

Tom's Shoes Founder Steps On Gay Toes

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Public scrutiny is tough business. My hope for Blake and for the rest of us, is that we turn our missteps into opportunities to inform and educate and advocate for justice and peace.


Steven Nereo | Posted 09.10.2011 | Style
Steven Nereo

I've complained about Toms before, or at least dudes in Toms. I'm not going to lie here, girls sometimes look good in them. But recently someone broug...

TOMS Shoes Founder Expresses Regret for Focus on the Family Appearance

Joe Mirabella | Posted 09.08.2011 | Business
Joe Mirabella

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, has issued an exclusive statement to in response to an embarrassing controversy linking the popular ...

TOMS Founder Under Fire For Speaking At Anti-Gay Organization

The Informer | Posted 09.10.2011 | Los Angeles

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes, landed in a heap of trouble when news broke on Friday that he spoke at a June 30 Focus on the Family event in O...

Are You Ready to Start Something That Matters?

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

Just three weeks after one of the biggest moments in TOMS history, it gives me great pleasure to make another really special announcement.

From Toe To Head: TOMS Announces Eyewear As New 'One For One' Product

The Huffington Post | Carly Gillis | Posted 08.07.2011 | Impact

After years of proving that combining style and charitable causes can make a successful business plan, TOMS has decided to expand its philanthropic ve...

Shoes and a Slice of MyPi for Several Inner-City Scholars

Josh Burstein | Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact
Josh Burstein

In a perfect world, teenagers like the eight students we brought to TOMS will find internships at the companies we introduce them to, and some day lead new groups of MyPi kids through the halls.

Today, TOMS Asks You to Go 'One Day Without Shoes'

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

For one day a year, the TOMS' community goes barefoot to raise awareness for the children around the world that don't have shoes. We call this event One Day Without Shoes, and TODAY is that day.

A Day Without Dignity: A Counter Campaign

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.01.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Does TOMS provide lasting assistance to the people who get the shoes? Or, have they found a way to make money off of good intentions and a poorly informed public?

L.A.'s 'Do Good Bus' Delivers Volunteers, Kind Deeds

GOOD | Alissa Walker | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

Even without knowing much about them, the name was enough to get us interested in The Do Good Bus. But when we found out that this mobile volunteer un...

Social Entrepreneurship -- It's Time for Us to Embrace it

Piyush Mangukiya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Piyush Mangukiya

Socially-conscious web startup incubator, The Illuminated Ventures Project inspires, informs, and invests in under-served and under-represented youth in the areas of New Media and Internet Technology.