Shoe Giving is integrated into our Giving Partners' everyday work in community development. Our partners provide services such as health checkups, distribution of medicine and vaccines, microfinance programs, youth leadership programs, school support and vocational training for older teens.
Everything starts with your purchase. Once shoes are bought, we collaborate with our long-term Giving Partners to distribute the same number of pairs that our customers buy.
Our Giving Department works with Giving Partners to place orders for the right sizes, quantities and types of shoes, providing logistical support and first-rate customer service.
We send new pairs to our Giving Partners, who place the shoes directly on children's feet — as part of their broader programs to help kids and communities.
Giving shouldn't come with hidden costs, so we help cover expenses to transport and distribute the shoes, including freight, vehicle rental and even delivery by donkey.
We're always learning. We assess the impact of our Giving through partner feedback, site visits and commissioned field studies. Then we adapt, to make it more effective.
We're committed to Giving responsibly and sustainably, working with our partners to provide new shoes as needed.
At TOMS, we understand that strong partnerships are key. Here are some of the qualities we look for in our Giving Partners:
Giving Partners work with communities to address their needs in a way that will enable the community to meet its own needs in the future.
TOMS Shoes must be integrated into programs that have a positive impact on a child's health, education and well-being.
TOMS Giving Partners invest significant time and resources in helping communities build for a sustainable future.
Giving Partners are considerate of the local economies in locations where TOMS gives shoes.
TOMS Giving Partners must have the capacity to store and distribute TOMS Giving Shoes.