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Pro Bono Week Bonus Episode: Amy Smith

Chief Giving Officer, TOMS
Oct 21, 2019

Through its One for One model and other giving programs, TOMS helps provide shoes, sight, water, safe birth and bullying prevention services to people in need.

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Entering humbly, surrounding ourselves with the experts, learning as much as we can and then putting our money where our mouth is, are those fundamental things that I think can apply to natural disasters, that can apply to manmade disasters, that can apply to issues where you’re taking a stand.

In this Pro Bono Week bonus episode, we revisit Danielle Holly's interview with TOMS Chief Giving Officer Amy Smith. TOMS, the shoe company that pioneered the one-for-one giving model, has always been a purpose-driven business. Last year, the brand decided to take an active stand against gun violence following the Thousand Oaks shooting. Amy shares how TOMS approached this new version of corporate activism and the framework the brand eventually developed for taking on complex social issues.

To learn more about TOMS’s gun violence prevention work, giving programs and other CSR initiatives, visit https://stories.toms.com.