As the temperatures rise and summer nears, the Touch A Life Foundation kicks off its latest and greatest fundraisers to start the season off right. Throughout the summer months, many Find Your Mark Chapters will be hosting events to benefit the children supported by Touch A Life. With the help of volunteers and donors, we hope to make this season a successful one by providing financial and moral support to the children overseas who have fallen victim to the human trafficking industry. Even the smallest contribution helps, so we encourage you to participate in any way possible.
The next event will be held on May 19th, where the Find Your Mark Chapter in Phoenix, AZ, will be hosting a Bike-A-Thon in the suburb of Gilbert. Much like the Bike-A-Thon events hosted by the Stony Brook and Abilene chapters, the Phoenix chapter invites supporters to run, walk or bike while contributing to our cause.
Along with the Bike-A-Thon, the Phoenix chapter is also the home to a unique event, which was designed to raise money for the children their group is sponsoring. For this fundraiser, a local volleyball team has swapped their traditional jerseys for Touch A Life t-shirts – this way, they’ll be able to represent Touch A Life with each game they play. Also, in doing so, they received donations from each point scored as well as donations for each win. Their hard work definitely paid off when they ended the season having raised over $1,000!
In addition to the fundraising efforts by the Phoenix chapter, the Find Your Mark Chapter in Grove, OK, successfully hosted their first “˜I Will Not Be Moved’ fundraiser over the weekend. During this event, participants spent all night and day in boats to simulate the everyday lives of the children subject to slavery working on Lake Volta. The Grove chapter nearly tripled their goal of $5,000 by earning almost $15,000 (and counting) from the campaign!
The incredible success of this fundraiser gives us great confidence that future events will make a large impact on the efforts in Ghana as well as in the other Touch A Life locations. With support like this, the crews in Ghana are sure to make great strides in completing Emmanuel’s House and providing a safe haven for those impacted by our organization.
At the Touch A Life Foundation, we cannot express enough gratitude for groups like these. Their efforts, both large and small, will benefit the many children sponsored by the organization. From the trafficked to the rescued, Touch A Life aims to change lives and welcomes any help that the community has to offer. For those interested in getting involved with the organization or participating in future events, please visit the events page on our website.