Back in 2006 TOMS founded the One for One movement, born on the belief for a better tomorrow.
Not only does TOMS give a pair of shoes to those who need them when you purchase a pair of TOMS they invest into the people and the organisations that combat homelessness, encourage female empowerment and support social impact entrepreneurship.
Have you ever heard of Joshua Coombes or Ella Grace Denton ? They take on local issues important to them and tackle them on a global scale.
STAND FOR DIGNITY | Joshua Coombes
The London-based hairdresser started the #DoSomethingForNothing movement after he started offering free haircuts to men and women living on the streets. He started the campaign to create an increased awareness and inspire changed on the growing issue of homeless in the UK and Europe. When he partnered up with TOMS he created a joint community art show as part of his existing platform Light and Noise. Kicking off in Manchester local artists across the UK and Europe shone a light on the lives and stories of isolated people through visual art.
“We have worked so closely to bring about further awareness of the problem of homelessness in our cities – an issue I’m very passionate about and hope to improve through giving greater visibility to the mainstream. We can all positively impact the world – even with something as small as a haircut.”
– Joshua Coombes
Joshua stands for community, empathy and dignity and he does that wearing the TRVL LITE.
STAND FOR CONNECTION | Ella Grace Denton
She is a musician and community builder creating safe spaces for women to connect, heal and thrive. Ella’s world centres around female empowerment, promoting emotional and mental wellbeing and a sustainable way of living.
“I believe we can change the world, but the first and most important steps each of us can take is to venture on a journey of self-introspection and healing from within.”
– Ella Grace Denton
By teaming up with the Helen Bamber Foundation, which is committed to supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, she teamed up with TOMS and hosted Women’s Circles in Manchester and London. They offered a safe space for 66 participants offering a unique opportunity for women to connect with themselves and each other. A financial contribution supported 33 at-risk women who have suffered extreme human cruelty to follow a programme with Helen Bamber Foundation – helping turn a difficult past into a hopeful future.
She stands wearing the Venice Collection.
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