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In the video below; TOMS founder and chief shoe giver Blake Mycoskie is introduced by former president Bill Clinton at a 2009 Clinton Global Initiativeforum on creating sustainable industries.
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Blake Mycoskie explains why TOMS is a business
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Pres. Bill Clinton facilitating the
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Secretary’s Award Recognizes Corporate Excellence

Excerpts from Blake Mycoskie’s acceptance remarks. December 2009

“So, well, you know, being recognized by the United States government like this is — it’s really surreal, at first, you know, because I mean, we started this in my apartment three-and-a-half years ago, and I mean, still, you know, we’re a really small organization in Southern California.”

“And so, when I heard that we were being recognized at this level, it really — it kind of blew me away. And I think the thing that it does for us, though, is it gives a lot of legitimacy to what we’re doing. And I think it also will inspire other young entrepreneurs to think about incorporating giving into their model. And hopefully this recognition will, you know, help get more people to know about TOMS, which will, therefore, allow us to sell and give more shoes away, both domestically and globally.”

“And so, I think that, you know, having this award is going to really springboard the awareness of what we’re doing to a whole different group of people that might not be aware of it.”

​Blake Mycoskie is awarded for corporate excellence
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​Blake Mycoskie with a TOMS’ associate gifting a pair 
of shoes on a shoe drop
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April 14, 2015 Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS, talked about their work in global health, and their leadership experiences, to a packed audience in Snyder Auditorium at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as well as to a worldwide audience tuned in via webcast, on April 9, 2015.
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Also at the event, part of Harvard Chan’s Voices in Leadership series, Mycoskie received the School’s Next Generation Award, which honors a public health leader age 40 or under. Clinton, who received the inaugural award two years ago during Harvard Chan School’s Centennial Celebration, presented the award to Mycoskie.

In her remarks, Clinton outlined the history of the Clinton Foundation’s involvement in global health efforts, including combatting HIV/AIDS and childhood obesity. At the Foundation, Chelsea works alongside her parents, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, focusing on improving global and domestic health, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders.

​Chelsea Clinton, Blake Mycoskie and Dean Julio Frenk 
at the Next Generation Award_April 2015
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The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes andOne for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good

“A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”  The Wall Street Journal

Why this book is for you: 
• You’re ready to make a difference in the world—through your own start-up business, a nonprofit organization, or a new project that you create within your current job.
• You want to love your work, work for what you love, and have a positive impact on the world—all at the same time.
• You’re inspired by charity: water, method, and FEED Projects and want to learn how these organizations got their start.
• You’re curious about how someone who never made a pair of shoes, attended fashion school, or worked in retail created one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world by givingshoes away.
• You’re looking for a new model of success to share with your children, students, co-workers, and members of your community.

You’re ready to start something that matters.
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With every book you purchase, a new book will be provided to a child in need.  One for One.

​                “Thank You!”

Thanks to you, and you, and you…

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It’s a Great Day!
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If you sent in a photo of your bare feet at:  #withoutshoes on Instagram for the 8th annual One Day Without Shoes; TOMS has gifted a pair of shoes for you to a child in need.  WOW! almost 300,000 pairs were gifted just for a photo.
Now that it’s Summertime weather; men and women may want to purchase the new TOMS’ Flip Flopsand the women will love the TOMS’ Espadrilles which you can also wear as a sling back shoe.
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“Click On” below to view and purchase.  TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased or if sunglasses, global marketplace apparel & accessories or coffee is of greater interest to you; TOMS will provide medical treatment, empower women with jobs, education and skills training orprovide safe water.  Each product purchased has a notation of what TOMS will gift..  
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There’s Still Time TODAY..so Let’s Do This

May 21, 2015

One Day Without Shoes is TODAY May 21, 2015

May 19, 2015

Inspirational videos from one of TOMS first shoe drops in Argentina 

May 18, 2015

Lenny Kravitz, Life imitates are a a designer for TOMS Shoes limited edition collection 

May 15, 2015

3 ways of how you can participate in the 8th annual TOMS “One Day Without Shoes”

May 13, 2015

Everyone can do this: Your pic = new shoes for a child in need


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Job Fairs nation-wide for Veterans

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Joining Forces:  Employment

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Hiring veterans isn’t just the patriotic thing to do – it’s good for business.

Veterans and their spouses are among the most talented and skilled members of America’s workforce. However, due to the unique challenges they face, transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses are confronted with obstacles impeding their employment prospects.

License Portability

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden issued a call to action to all 50 U.S. governors to take executive or legislative action to streamline state licensing for service members, veterans, and their spouses by the end of 2015. Today, 46 states have answered this call by passing legislation that streamlines the ability for service members and veterans to obtain civilian certification and licensure. Check to see if legislation exists in your state:


In the video below; you’ll see that the original goal was to have businesses train and hire one hundred thousand veterans and spouses within two years by 2013 in partnership with the  Joining Forces Initiative.

The good news is that 800,000 veterans and their spouses have been trained and found jobs as of April 2015 as the first lady told David Letterman in an interview on April 30, 2015.  See the interview below on my NCM Blog post.

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Has your state passed legislation yet to cut the Red Tape?
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Job Fairs for Veterans in Detroit:
WWJ radio announced that there is a job fair thur Recruit Military for veterans on June 18, 2015 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI.
To find the date of your city’s 2015 veteran’s job fair; go to:  Recruit Military Schedule  or call 513.683.5020

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.  

The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of 35 museums in Michigan participating.

For more info and to see the map for participating museums in your state; go to: Blue Star Museums
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​First Lady Michelle Obama visited David Letterman and 
surprised him with the president’s Marine Corps Band. 

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama and David Letterman discussing the Joining Forces Initiative

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Hello Everyone:
This is the fourth year of Joining Forces an initiative created by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to assist the men and women that serve in our U.S. military, their spouses and children.
In the video below, David Letterman interviews Michelle Obama. The first 7 minutes Michelle and David discuss his retirement from TV and raising their children prior to interviewing Michelle about Joining Forces and the needs of our military personnel.  You’ll learn the progress that has been achieved since it’s launch in 2011 and the initiative’s ongoing outreach.
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A one-of-a-kind surprise is presented to Dave
They talk about the importance of education and Michelle presents David with a one-of-a-kind surprise at the conclusion of their interview.
​Michelle Obama enjoying a good laugh at one of 
David Letterman’s comments_April 30, 2015
May 2011 launch year of Joining Forces 

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For more information and how you can assist; visit:  JoiningForces.gov
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Enjoy your Memorial Day!
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There’s Still Time TODAY..so Let’s Do This

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There’s Still Time!
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Don’t be shy about sharing on Instagram a photo of your bare feet TODAY, May21st at: #withoutshoes  
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You can even share a photo of your child’s foot or even your dog’s paws to Make a Difference for a child in need.  Go here for more details:  http://www.toms.com/


TOMS will Gift a pair of shoes to a child in need for a photo of your bare feet TODAY for the 8th annual “One Day Without Shoes”.  You can Make a Difference. Go here for more details: http://www.toms.com/
“Exercise your purchasing power as a consumer, volunteer and bring joy to those in need, and share your experiences, tell your stories, and inspire others along the way.”  
~Blake Mycoskie, founder/chief shoe giver,TOMS
​Let’s Do This!
“Giving feels good, but it’s also good for the bottom line. Charity is a viable growth strategy for a lot of companies. Our customers get excited to be a part of what we’re doing. If you ask anyone wearing Toms how they first heard about us, most won’t mention an advertisement; they’ll say a friend told them our story.”  
~Blake Mycoskie, founder/chief shoe giver,TOMS 
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Thank You for Making a Difference!

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One Day Without Shoes is TODAY May 21, 2015

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TODAY is the DAY 

 

Start the conversation by going Barefoot for the entire day, 

a half day or for an hour while attending meeting at work
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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”    ~Margaret Mead
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One Day Without Shoes is not only a day of awareness, but also a reminder of so many things as famed American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead states in her above quote.

After all, that’s how TOMS started: as a small group of interns led by Blake Mycoskie in a tiny loft apartment. And it’s also how One Day Without Shoes began.  It was an idea formulated by a small group of college students on Pepperdine University’s campus. Eight years later, it has grown to an international initiative.

One Day Without Shoes is a day to spread global awareness for children’s health and education issues — and how shoes play a small part in alleviating them. But One Day also inspires us to take the next step in evolving the Giving model for for business, organizations, communities and individuals.

Campus club friends having fun inside a “a really big shoe” 

TOMS’ One Day Without Shoes ​
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​Jaime King, actress goes barefoot to host TOMS’ One Day 
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Alexandra Buggs (left) , Courtney Rumbold (middle) and Karis Anderson 

 Stooshe an urban soulful singing trio from London, England
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​Professionals and even politicians and members of Congress participate in 
TOMS’ One Day Without Shoes 
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You can Make a Difference Today 
Find out how you can participate with or without a purchase; read NCM Blog post dated May 15th directly below (3 ways of how you can participate in the 8th annual TOMS “One Day Without Shoes”).   TOMS.com
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Inspirational videos from one of TOMS first shoe drops in Argentina

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Shoes For A Better Tomorrow, later shortened to TOMS

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Blake Mycoskie, who first visited Argentina while competing on the showSurvivor Amazing Race, returned to the country on vacation in 2006. While there, he met an American woman who was part of a volunteer organization which provided shoes for children in need. Mycoskie spent several days traveling from village to village with the group, as well as on his own. 
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“(I witnessed) the intense pockets of poverty just outside the bustling capital,” he wrote in a 2011 article for The Business Insider. “It dramatically heightened my awareness. Yes, I knew somewhere in the back of my mind that poor children around the world often went barefoot, but now, for the first time, I saw the real effects of being shoeless: the blisters, the sores, the infections.”
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INSPIRATIONAL Videos
The videos below are from one of TOMS earliest shoe drops in Argentina.  These videos are extremely powerful; however, PLEASE BE FORWARDED this video series can be difficult and inspirational to watch when you see poverty that most Americans never experience or even know about.
Watch the three videos below if you can (total 34 min.).  If you have only 20 minutes watch Parts 1 & 3.(total 20 min).
If you have just 6 minutes watch Part 3 (6 min.)  
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Part 1 – This Background video above is difficult yet inspirational to watch.  It gives the background of one of TOMS first shoe drops in Argentina and subsequent growth.
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Blake Mycoskie carrying an Argentina boy on his shoulders​​

Part 2 – Shoe Drop In this video above is covers the shoe drop and its emotional impact on TOMS’ staff, associates, Blake’s mother, a mother in the village as this shoe drop tales place on Mother’s Day.

Blake Mycoskie (plaid shirt), TOMS staff and partners distribute shoes to the

Argentina community.  It’s a fun yet emotional experience

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Part 3 – Gratitude Expressed This short video above is difficult to watch as Blake and TOMS’ staff & associates are being “Thanked” for their generosity by the children and village elders.
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Blake Mycoskie (tall open shirt) takes a photo with the community’s 
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To date TOMS has given 35 million pairs of new shoes covering 70 countries including the United States.
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For children in need of shoes; TOMS manufactures locally in Argentina, Kenya, Ethiopia, China, Haiti and the U.S.A. producing it’s classic slip-on, a wet weather slip-on, a winter boot and sports shoe.   Giving Shoes 
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
To find out how you can participate with or without a purchase; read NCM Blog post below dated May 15th (3 ways of how you can participate in the 8th annual TOMS “One Day Without Shoes”).  ODWS is Thursday, May 21st  TOMS.com
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