Since our beginning in 2006, professors and teachers have asked for resources to help teach how giving can e a viable business platform or potential career path. We couldn’t be more thankful for their efforts. Educators have been, and continue to be, an integral part of this new movement of making a difference through everyday choices. We’ve compiled some of our teaching resources here for you to integrate the TOMS story into your class or group activities and inspire students to think about business and giving in a new way. In addition to this Teaching Guide, we also have resources and the TOMS Giving Report at: www.
Temporariness’s. Com/educators Thank you for sharing the TOMS movement with your students! – TOMS Campus Programs Team 3 TOMS company overview In 2006, American traveler Blake Mysticism befriended children in a village in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given too child in need. One for One. W Five years later, TOMS realized this movement could serve other basic needs and launched TOMS Aware.
With every pair purchased, TOMS will help give sight to a person in need. One for One. W As more everyday choices have the power to impact the lives of those around the world, the TOMS movement will continue to grow and evolve. Giving Shoes: During its first year in business, TOMS sold 10,000 pairs of shoes. Blake returned to Argentina that same year with family and friends and gave back to the children who had first inspired him. TOMS has given millions of pairs of new shoes to children in need through Giving Partners around the world.
TOMS now gives in over 40 countries and works with humanitarian organizations in the field who incorporate shoes into their health, education, hygiene and community development programs. Sight: In July 2011, TOMS began giving prescription glasses, medical treatment and sight- saving surgery. Each TOMS Aware purchase not only helps save or restore a person’s sight; it also supports sustainable community-based eye care programs that train local health volunteers and teachers, help create professional Jobs and support eye care professionals in reaching out to serve remote communities that do not have access to eye care.