A group of 15 Mansfield High students are putting their ideas into action. After hearing about Touch A Life at Highland Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas, Molly Phillips encouraged her girls’ Bible study to get involved and help fundraise for a project at the Touch A Life Care Center in Ghana.
After speaking with the Touch A Life team, Molly and her group decided to set a goal of raising $3,000 which will supply new bedding for each child at the Care Center. Molly said, “Our original fundraiser to help Touch a Life was to sell t-shirts just to get started and this evolved into us wanting to help more and more. We began to brainstorm ideas of how we could raise a larger amount of money and that is when we decided to have a garage sale.”
They held a garage sale on a Saturday in their church parking lot, selling donated items from friends, family, and church members. Big signs explaining the charitable cause helped gather a crowd, and made their sale a great success. They also sold t-shirts designed by the girls and accepted donations. Altogether, this incredible group of teens has raised $1,000 toward their goal!
When we asked Molly what advice she would give to other groups who want to help support Touch A Life, she said, “Just do it! What I mean by this is, if you have an idea don’t dwell on it, put it into action. If you are truly passionate about what you are doing and put your idea into action you will be successful with what you do. Don’t wait two months to have the event, start it now and always have fun while doing it.”
Thank you so much to Molly and the amazing girls on her team; Rachel Downey, Berkeley Koch, Emily Chase, Meagan Solby, Reagan Hukill, Emily Le, Maya Justice, Micah Lytten, Sydney Hulme, Paige Geyerman, Kamryn Kondratiuk, Peyton Hall, Peyton Lawson, and Mandy Schnieder.