Courtesy of SunNight Solar (flashlight), Warby Parker (glasses), Roma Boots, Out of Print (book), Toms (shoes), A. Hong/One World Futbol

Companies Play The Giving Game

Since launching its buy-one-give-one model in 2006, Toms Shoes has donated more than 1 million pairs to kids in need. Today, the company asks us to bare our soles to raise awareness, but its influence has spread far beyond footwear. Here, a look at companies inspired to share the wealth by donating an item for each one sold.

Solar-powered BoGo Light, $59
100,000 donated to Africa and South America since 2006
T-shirt of a literary classic, $28
70,000 actual books shipped to Africa since January 2010
Eyeglasses, $95
20,000 specs distributed in 25 countries since february 2010

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  • Zack Rosenberg

    Love seeing socially responsible companies being talked about. Is it time for an update thought?


  • Josef S. Klus, CPCC, JSK Coach

    Ah, ha! Found it after diligent searching! But why did FastCompany separate this great graphic from the original artilce "One Day Without Shoes" (Calendar, April 05, 2011), and then bury it will a new title hard to locate (different that the print version)? ...And how come no credit to the illustrators/trivia masters Lori Langille and Raymond Biesinger...? Ah, just some of the reasons business professionals still prefer hard copy print magazines over virtual rags.

    Josef S. Klus, CPCC