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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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Holiday Match and New Years Resolutions

We did it! Thank you! Our Holiday Donor Match fundraiser was a great success – you all gave $25,000 toward our General Fund, and a generous donor matched every dollar to make $50,000! This is an energizing way to start 2014 as we turn plans into action on behalf of the exploited children we rescue and rehabilitate. We can’t do this crucial work without your support, so thank you again for making each day possible. Want to get more involved? For 2014 the staff at Touch A Life has a few idea for making the most of your New Years resolutions… Resolution 1: Read More Books Why not start a book club and begin with Jantsen’s Gift? Grab a few friends and each read through the book this month, then get together (with some snacks!) and talk about what impacted you most and how each person can make a difference. Resolution 2: Find Somewhere to Volunteer Look no further! If you’re in the Dallas area, we’d love to have you volunteer at our office. Or if you are farther away, give us a call about starting a Find Your Mark chapter and you can raise awareness about child labor and […]

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Yoga Studio Gives Back to End Slavery

The Kula Yoga Project in Brooklyn, NY, is starting the new year off right by hosting a special New Years Day class to benefit Touch A Life! This hour and 45 minute-long session will include a one hour of detoxifying asana followed by 20 minutes of chanting for peace, a 10-minute silent meditation, and a long Savasana. Instructor Erin Dudley will lead the class and a simple Shanti chant in rounds of 108 to create a sound mala, with the intention of implanting a peaceful perspective and a global prayer as we move into 2014. When we asked the Kula Yoga team about why they chose to support Touch A Life with this special benefit, they said the studio held a similar fundraiser last year on New Years Day that “felt very meaningful,” and they want to intentionally start the year by “taking action to help our global community while cultivating peace in our hearts.” They also see a strong connection between service and yoga. Erin said, “I honestly believe that the practice of yoga guides us to greater compassion and awareness of connection to other beings beyond the confines of economic, material and patriotic mythologies that separate us. No one […]

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Giving Tuesday

The holiday season begins with a celebration of thankfulness for all we have been given. Then the frenzy of holiday shopping seems to take over with Black Friday and Cyber Monday! This year, we are sustaining the attitude of gratitude by participating in #GivingTuesday.  It’s easy to join us – just give to support our work! You can make an online donation to Touch A Life and make it possible for us to rescue, rehabilitate, and educate children who have been exploited and enslaved. Once you give, encourage others to contribute, too, so we can keep the holiday giving spirit going! You can even take an #unselfie and post it to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to tell your friends how easy it is to give to those who need it most. Together we can work to end slavery and child labor, and we can preserve a spirit of gratitude this holiday season. Thanks for giving!  (Don’t forget – all general donations are MATCHED through the end of the year!)

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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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Teaching Life Lessons with Sweet Treats

As part of a Global Citizenship unit in their Social Studies curriculum, students from Glenora School reach out to those in need by holding a fundraiser to support the children in Ghana.

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Strides for Love is a Huge Success!

On May 20th, the students of Reed High School hosted Strides for Love, a fundraiser to benefit the children supported by Touch A Life, where they raised over $8,000!

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