Believing in a better tomorrow, TOMS, a footwear and lifestyle brand just announced their latest corporate initiative, STAND FOR COURAGE, as part of the brand’s global Stand for Tomorrow launches in Philippines.
STAND FOR COURAGE initiative aims to create a broader impact through addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time, initiating project-based investments with local non-profits and changemakers across the globe.
“Our commitment to health, education, and economic opportunity has never changed, but the world we live in has. That is why we are continuing to evolve and put our company and profits towards solving the problems that impact our world today,” said Amy Smith, Chief Giving Officer at TOMS.
The public event lets attendees know all about TOMS, how it started, their social projects, their vision, charities and advocacies to help and many more. Activities such as the freedom wall and the barefoot walk encouraged visitors to express themselves and understand the causes supported by TOMS.
Since its 2006 launch, TOMS has donated one pair of shoes to a child in a developing nation for every pair sold to consumers, delivering a staggering 93 million pairs to date. TOMS has also provided 740,000 sight restorations and 720,000 weeks of safe water to communities in need around the world. I really admire brands who have this kind of initiative, to help the needy in order to give the people in need a chance to live a better and fruitful life. THUMBS UP!
Stand for Courage Initiative
“TOMS is a brand that believes in a better tomorrow. Globally we have been able to give over 93 million pairs of shoes with our One for One program. We are now taking our advocacy further with Arianna Cowper and supporting New Beginnings, a program of CRIBS Foundation to help the 26 girl-survivors who have been sexually abused to heal and be able to reintegrate into society.” quips Camile Banez, Brand Head of TOMS Ph.
Arianna Cowper, a young Filipina model is a dedicated volunteer at New Beginnings Program under CRIBS Foundation, a home for young women who are working to overcome sexual abuses.
“I strongly believe that every child has the right to be protected and safe from sexual abuse. I have been volunteering to New Cribs to help them recover. I wanted to be a voice that help these children to have more support because I know there are more out there that needs help and that they can get help. I am proud that I can share this advocacy with TOMS through this campaign and their new collection. I chose CRIBS Foundation as I also share the vision of a world free from abuse and I would like everyone to stand for a good cause and have the courage to take it.” enthuses Ariana Cowper.
Venice Collection – a tribute to TOMS roots
Venice is the birthplace of TOMS, a city of color, hip culture where different views meet with artists and activists striving for progress. The collection showcases a refreshing take on their classic and offers a bold selection with chunky, sneaker-like cupsoles on the iconic silhouettes, the Alpargata, Cordones and Botas. Adding attitude are spirited vignettes featuring neon, iridescence, ’90s flair, and funky, statement-making platforms.
“TOMS Venice Collection is colorful, inspiring and we invite everyone to support the cause in every sole. This collection expresses our passion as we encourage those that are curious, the adventurous and those that believe that they can make a difference,” says Camile Banez.
The Venice Collection is available in Megamall, Powerplant Mall, and Glorietta 4.