Tag Archives: Donation

Students fight human trafficking with spare change

Every little bit helps. One sixth grade science class in Carrolton, Texas, took that phrase to heart and raised $154.34 in just two months to help the children cared for by Touch A Life Foundation. Their teacher, Mr. Allen Kernion, spearheaded the fundraising drive after hearing about Touch A Life from his wife, who is also a teacher. When we asked him why he chose to fundraise for Touch A Life he said, “The [Touch A Life] children are so deserving and I wanted my students to learn that they can be powerful with their actions and convictions.” The fundraising drive began with Mr. Kernion’s fifth-period class, but word quickly spread throughout Perry Middle School. Students from every grade began bringing their extra change to Mr. Kernion’s classroom where the total tally was kept. Their teachers were astonished at their sacrifice. “Our school is 90% economically disadvantaged, so their donations were in the form of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and a few dollar bills. To me this is amazing that they would give what they have, day by day,” said Mr. Kernion. The fundraising topic also contributed to class discussions, as the students learned about the plight of trafficked children, and how […]

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Celebrate Independence

March 6th is recognized as Ghana’s Independence Day. In 1957, the Ghanaian people celebrated the end of colonial rule in their country, as they were the first nation in sub-saharan Africa to do so. On their very first Independence Day, Queen Elizabeth of England sent a message to be read to the people of Ghana. In it she said, “The hopes of many, especially in Africa, hang on your endeavours. It is my earnest and confident belief that my people in Ghana will go forward in freedom and justice.” This year, we are holding onto that hope and celebrating on March 6th – but for a slightly different reason. Come alongside us as we celebrate the Touch A Life children’s independence and freedom. Join us in rejoicing over the fact that these children are truly independent, free from slavery, and celebrate that they have been rescued and given a loving place to receive rehabilitation. It is your involvement that ensures a bright future for each child in our care. Our Global Family continues to support Touch A Life as we expand and grow, from the help we received to build the Touch A Life Care Center in Kumasi, Ghana, to the […]

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Double the Impact

Touch A Life has been given an early Christmas present – a very generous donor has offered a holiday match of $25,000! That means every dollar given to Touch A Life, up to $25,000 will be matched. But this opportunity ends on December 31, so we are asking that everyone make a contribution soon so we can take advantage of every dollar. If we meet the match, we will have a total of $50,000 to put toward our most pressing needs. Every dollar donated to our general fund will be doubled through the end of the year. The General Fund is the main stream of revenue that keeps all of our programs running. After completing the first phase of construction on the Touch A Life Care Center in Ghana, we need to replenish this fund so we can start on our following phases and rescue more children! For example; a $25 donation to this fund will become $50, $100 becomes $200, and $1000 becomes $2000. That makes a big difference!  When you make your donation, simply choose “Holiday Donor Match” from the drop-down menu and your gift will be automatically doubled. You can also help us spread the word through […]

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