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When you teach a child to give, you empower them to change the world.

Our Impact


Minions Movie Day a Success!

Touching Heart’s Kids on a Mission – Minions Movie Day was on Sunday, July 26th. This summer’s hottest movie The Minions was shown to over 100 guests. Tickets were in hot demand and we had to increase the movie theater size two times to accommodate all the ticket sales! This Kids on a Mission event […]

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Kid’s Mini Golf Hits a Hole-in-One!

Look out PGA! We have the most unstoppable junior golfers! Thanks to the participants of our Kids on a Mission – Kid’s Mini Golf event on June 13, twenty orphans in India will now have school uniforms, shoes and tuition paid so that they may attend school to receive an education. The event raised $1,807 […]

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4th Annual Joy of Giving Golf Tournament

It was an marvelous June day at Creighton Farms for Touching Heart’s 4th Annual Joy of Giving Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament was another sold out event! Golfers enjoyed a day of relaxing massages, freshly mixed cocktails, food tastings and many contests from a Hole-in-One to Longest Drive. We thank our sponsors and golfers who […]

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Sweet Rewards for Special Olympics

Students from Trinity Christian’s School class of 2016 hosted a Kids on a Mission Bake Sale on April 26. They took time out of their school work on a beautiful spring day to give back to the community. They baked yummy cookies, brownies, and cupcakes and then sold all their goodies at the swim meet […]

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Soccer Charity Tournament Makes New Goals

Touching Heart held an exciting and enriching Kids on a Mission Soccer Charity Tournament on April 17. Over 35 kids participated in the tournament and raised $2,600 which will go towards building a factory in Zambia to produce specially made food to help malnourished children. This event had some star power as well — Kedric […]

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Prince and Princess Tea Party – A Royal Day

Touching Heart held their first Kids on a Mission Prince and Princess Tea Party at Bella Ballerina on March 21. This project was led by 3-year old LeAnne McCutcheon and included arts and crafts, games, a delightful tea party and meeting beautiful princesses. It was magical day and they raised enough money to provide pajamas […]

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Art Gallery is a Portait of Success

On Sunday, March 8th, more than 60 art lovers strolled through the McLean Community Center, admiring and buying paintings by local young artists, as cello music filled the air, at our first-ever Kids on a Mission Art Gallery. This amazing event was spearheaded by two Cooper Middle School 8th Graders, Sam Yi and Eliza Siegel. […]

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Minecraft for a Mission a huge success

Young gamers united for a day of friendly competition while raising money for other kids in need. It was a sold-out event on January 31 at George Mason University!

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Girls hearts

Kids hoop it up for education

It was an exciting day of friendly competition on the basketball court at nZone in Chantilly on November 15th. Our Kids on a Mission team of five middle school girls planned every detail of the event over the last few months. Their goal was to raise funds for a student scholarship to be given to […]

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Sweet treats to make orphans’ Christmas a memorable one

A young, charismatic girl named Lauren came to Touching Heart with one goal in mind: to make an positive impact for orphans. Inspired my the movie “Annie,” Lauren decided an orphanage in New York would be the recipient of her goodwill. The bright-eyed, 10-year-old spearheaded a bake sale and cupcake decorating class. She got the […]

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Teens making meals for the homeless and learning a great lesson

We are inspired by the joint effort of Gabby, Olivia and Darya organizing making meals for homeless people. The trio worked hard and collected donations for the entire project. Their joyful spirit and a keen desire to help people in need reflected in their teamwork. They gathered volunteers from their community and contributed towards furthering […]

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Teen leader collects coins and food for the homeless

Cat Conran collected hundreds of dollars in coins and cash to help build a greenhouse at our partner orphanage in Kenya. This will provide better food and nutrition for the kids. She didn’t stop there! Cat also collected donation of non-perishable foods for a homeless shelter in Loudoun county.

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High school students take Fun Run to a new level

Four dedicated high school students spent their summer break planning and strategizing for our 2nd Kids on a Mission Fun Run. They created a budget, solicited donations and corporate sponsorships, sharpened their public speaking skills and organized every detail of the event under the direction of a Touching Heart coach. They learned the importance of […]

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Fashion Show

Fashion For Foster event raises thousands of dollars for kids in foster care

One may think by now we’re not quite as blown away by the impact children can make on the world around them. But we must say that it never wears off for us! This event was led by three young girls who wanted to help fund supplies for local kids in foster care. For several […]

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Young leader helps organize day for kids in foster care

We had yet another wonderful Foster Care Fun Fair at Occoquan Park on August 9th. For our 5th Annual event, we had help from one impressive boy, Siddharth Mehta, who served as our Kids on a Mission leader for the event. Siddharth helped coordinate more than a dozen games, activities and crafts for local kids […]

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Student collects school supplies for kids in need

When middle school student, Shreya Kurdukar, decided she was going to make a difference for other students who didn’t have school supplies, there was nothing that could stop her. Shreya spent months of her personal time collecting donations of markers, crayons, pens, pencils, folders and paper from her family and friends. Her donations to Touching […]

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Movie Day Boys

“Kids on a Mission” leaders host sold out movie event

How about going to the movies while benefiting a great cause? This was the concept behind the Morning Movie Day hosted by our “Kids on a Mission” team. Four 10-year-old boys put their skills together to organize the event from start to finish. They came up with their own budget, made event flyers and posters and asked their friends to come out in support.

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“Lunches With Love” project led by high school student

Kids on a Mission leader and high school student Jack Lee challenged himself and his team of volunteers to make 100 lunches for the residents of Embry Rucker Shelter. It was no easy task but we believed he could do it. Under the direction of a Touching Heart coach and teen mentor, Jack created a budget, recruited volunteers and planned the many details of the event.

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3rd Annual Joy of Giving Golf Tournament a huge success

Touching Heart hosted our 3rd Annual Joy of Giving Golf Tournament at Lansdowne Resort on May 8th. We are happy to say we had the support of nearly 40 corporate sponsors and partners and the event was once again sold out with 144 players.

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1 Lani Feeds Homeless

Teen leader helps feed the homeless

We are so proud of high school student and participant of our Kids on a Mission program, Lani Wolf, for leading a successful event for the Embry Rucker Shelter. From beginning to end, Lani spearheaded the project with direction from a Touching Heart coach. Lani drew up a work plan, came up with her own budget, implemented cost-saving measures, organized a team of volunteers and planned all of the logistics.

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10 Chicken Farm

Chicken farm for Zambia

A simple, chicken farm goes a long way for a village in Zambia. Touching Heart funded the project that has many uses. The meat and eggs from the chickens are sold in the local farming markets, benefiting the entire community. The kids living at the village are in charge of taking care of the chickens, teaching them responsibility and how to work as a team.

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15 New Leaders and Uniforms

New leaders and uniforms for Colombian students

The kids are looking sharp in their new uniforms funded by Touching Heart. We also bought the students new socks and shoes, which they are very proud to wear. We also provided funds for school supplies, to help build new classrooms and pay for the salaries of a new principal and teacher.

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13 Solar panels

Solar power panels for orphanage in Kenya

Touching Heart supports the aim for sustainable energy at an orphanage in Kenya. We bought solar panels for the roof to help provide electricity. The orphanage had previously experienced multiple blackouts due to a loss of electricity. Now, the solar panels allow for consistent electricity, also providing light for the kids to do homework and study at night.

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12 Clothes

Clothes for orphans in Mozambique

Touching Heart was faced with the stark reality of orphans not having clothes or shoes to wear. So we wanted to make an impact for an orphanage in Mozambique. We bought them undergarments, socks and shoes. For some of the kids, it was their first pair of shoes, a hard thing for many of us to fathom.

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11 Plow

Oxen and plow for orphanage in Mozambique

Touching Heart’s funding of a pair of oxen and farm equipment used for plowing the land is expected to double food production at an orphanage in Mozambique. The oxen and plow have proven to be just the right recipe for cultivating the land for cassava planting.

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9 School Bus

New bus for children’s village in Zambia

Touching Heart learned of a need for a new school bus at a self-sustaining village in Zambia, Africa. The roads where the kids and teachers walk to and from school are extremely dangerous and busy with traffic. Now the bus provides a safe and reliable means for them to travel.

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8 high school

High school building project in Kenya

Touching Heart believes in the power of education and how our children’s future success depends on it. That is why we sent funds to an orphanage in Kenya to build a high school. The orphanage has had a great need for more classroom space and a dining hall as many of the children have to stand during meals and at times eat their meals outdoors.

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7 Biogas Project

Biogas project at orphanage in Kenya

Touching Heart helped fund a biogas project at an orphanage in Kenya by buying cows so that their waste will be converted into energy and channels of water. The project allows the orphanage to strive towards self-sustainability, which Touching Heart fully supports. Can you imagine not having easy access to energy or clean water?

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6 Lemonade Stand

Kids On A Mission organize lemonade stand fundraiser

Girls Scouts from Troop 3465 and Kids on a Mission participants made their mark of impacting the world around them by hosting a lemonade stand to benefit kids at an orphanage in Zambia, Africa. Who doesn’t love lemonade? That’s exactly the thought these kids had when organizing their fundraising event.

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5 Minute to Win It

Minute to Win it game day

Paired up with a Touching Heart coach, kids took the lead in hosting a Minute to Win It Game Day to help other kids in need. That’s right. Even children can leave their mark of compassion and giving. In fact, we learned a lot from these kids on a mission and their deep desire to help others.

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14 Classroom Project

Classroom project for orphanage in Zambia

The kids and community are ecstatic about their classroom that Touching Heart funded. This is the third classroom at the orphanage. Now, kids up to third grade can stay and learn at the school whereas before, the school only had room for up to second grade. The expansion eliminates the difficult transition from school to school.

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2 Christmas party

Christmas party for kids in foster care

Touching Heart volunteers are gearing up for an afternoon of crafts and a visit from Santa! We are in our 4th year of teaming up with Fairfax County Family Services in throwing a Christmas celebration on December 21st for the kids in foster care. This event attracts many volunteers and donations from the local community and the kids are truly grateful.

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3 Fun Fair

Fun fair for kids in foster care

It was a day full of smiles and laughter as Touching Heart hosted a fun fair for children in Fairfax County’s Foster Care program. The August heat didn’t keep the kids from enjoying potato sack races, an array of fun crafts and face paintings. It was also a time for siblings who were separated through the foster care system to reunite for a few hours.

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4 Bingo party

Backpack and bingo party

We held a friendly competition and handed out new backpacks full of school supplies for local kids in foster care. The school year was quickly approaching and we knew there were many students who needed basic supplies that many of us take for granted.

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