Touching Heart is a nonprofit organization that aims to mold the hearts of our children. Our organization was founded in 2010 by Helen Yi and her daughter, Taylor. The two were inspired by Helen’s grandmother, who made it her life’s mission to care for orphans and victims of the Korean War. The children were desperate for love, encouragement and a roof over their head. It was her bold and selfless efforts that helped birth the founding of Touching Heart. Our goal is to teach children the importance of having empathy for others, giving to the less fortunate and choosing kindness over violence or bullying. We believe if children can develop a compassionate spirit, they will be limitless in the good they can accomplish when they lead our city, our nation and our world!
Touching Heart is looking forward to working with our sponsors to plan yet another amazing day on the greens at the 3rd Annual Joy of Giving Golf Tournament. We look forward to an even greater success as sponsors and supporters come together to enjoy a great day of golf and raise funds for Touching Heart’s local and global projects. The tournament is set to tee off May 8, 2014. Once again, the tournament will be star-studded. Called the greatest cornerback to ever play in the NFL, former Washington Redskin, Darrell Green, will be in attendance. More celebrities will be announced in the near future!
Our Kids on a Mission program is all about kids helping kids. Designed to give children a way to channel their energies and really make a difference in someone’s life. These “Kids on Mission” truly inspire other young people to think about others, appreciate what they have and find joy in the spirit of giving. Touching Heart encourages one child or a team of children of any age to propose a fundraising activity to support our organization's projects. Under the direction of a Touching Heart mentor, the young organizers are in charge of every aspect of the event of their choice which in the past has varied from a lemonade stand to a fun run.
Touching Heart welcomes volunteers who want to be part of the team to help children in need. We realize that your time is valuable, and we appreciate any assistance you can offer Touching Heart. We are looking for help in the following areas: Legal, Marketing, Administration, Graphics, Writing, Fundraising, Speakers, IT.
Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Even an hour of your time would be a great help.
Touching Heart: Who We Are
Helen came to our Girl Scout Meeting and talked about Touching Heart and her work with kids in need. She was able to fascinate a bunch of 9 year olds for almost an hour straight. The way she talked about the topics kept them engaged and they learned a lot during the meeting. Helen, what you are doing is wonderful, keep up the good work!"
Dietlind Kiewel Parent
Last summer vacation I set a goal to help someone in need. I found Touching Heart. Over the summer I raised $140 for a little girl in India. A few weeks later I received a letter from the little girl who thanked me for all the things she was able to do with my donation. I felt so good about being able to help someone less fortunate than me. This is why I loved donating to Touching Heart. It's really easy and fun!
Nick 11 Years
My daughter and I found both letters to be very touching and moving. What a wonderful experience for her. Thank you!! By the way her face lit up with a big smile and red cheeks, I could see that she felt that she had made a difference as well as a connection to a girl her own age though many miles away.
I have attended a couple of Touching Heart workshops in the last year. At first, I didn't know what an orphan was. I didn't know much about poor kids. But when I did the workshop I understood what it means to grow up without parents and not have lots of clothes and toys. I think I will help some of the poor kids who are also orphans. I am thankful to have parents who love me and give me whatever I want.
Diya 7 Years
I liked the day because I love the activities. I also liked learning about places and people that need our help. Now I want to help people in other places. Thank you for letting me come. It was a great opportunity and one I would highly recommend to everyone.
Jaylyn 9 Years
When I first got to the meeting, I was so excited to learn more about how these people lived, and how hard it is for them. It was really touching, and some of the letters we read were just so heartbreaking! I know that we can do as much as we can for them, but I feel like we should help them more. I will treasure these stories forever. Thank you Touching Heart.
Madeline 14 Years
Getting involved with Touching Heart was a gret experience. Writing a letter to an orphan child in Kenya not only touched his heart, but mine as well. I wasn't aware how much my letter meant to someone, until they write back.
Lauren 14 Years
We had a wonderful experience with Touching Heart. Fine dedicated individuals who share family and children. We appreciate their hard work and dedication with the human community. It is very organized and a wonderful organization.
Emma Marshall Fairfax County Foster Care and Adoption