Taylor’s Story

Touching Heart started with a girl who wanted others to feel the great joy of giving that comes from helping people in need. Taylor Yi was turning 13 years old when she decided to ask her friends to donate to a local charity of their choice instead of giving her a birthday present. Her friends took part wholeheartedly: Some gave to an animal shelter, some to a homeless shelter, and some simply did something kind to honor the birthday wish. Taylor noticed that each of them enjoyed helping others.

That’s when she realized that she wanted to have an organization where kids can find out about the joy of giving. Touching Heart came to be.

Taylor began to share her story with others. Since then Touching Heart’s mission to instill kindness and compassion in children has struck a chord with kids and parents.

Taylor believes that everyone on Earth has a unique gift to make society better. The belief she had at 13 was the spark that turned into the fire that brought Touching Heart to life. It is our goal to cultivate a giving spirit in children and to empower them to be a force for good in the world.

Testimonials

Devin, 14 years

Kids on a mission is a great way for kids to learn the joy of giving. It has been an amazing experience from start to finish. I have learned so much working with touching heart. They exposed me to the need of foster children in not only this area but across America.


Devin, 14 years

2017-08-22T15:47:43+00:00

Devin, 14 years

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Madeline, 14 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 will treasure these stories forever. Thank you Touching Heart.


Madeline, 14 years

2017-08-08T23:26:11+00:00

Madeline, 14 years

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Nick, 11 years old

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.


Nick, 11 years old

2017-08-08T23:21:44+00:00

Nick, 11 years old

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Diya, 9 years old

Attended Touching Heart workshops last year. At first, I did not know what an orphan was. But when I did the workshop I understood what it means to grow up without parents and not have lots of clothes and toys. Am thankful to have parents who love me.


Diya, 9 years old

2017-08-08T16:26:31+00:00

Diya, 9 years old

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Jaylyn, 9 Years Old

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 Old

2016-12-12T00:05:50+00:00

Jaylyn, 9 Years Old

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.

Olivia & Gabby, 14 Years Old

Touching Heart has touched our hearts, opened our eyes, and moved us to help. Their guidance has been incredible as we gratefully volunteer to help those in need.

Olivia & Gabby, 14 Years Old

2016-12-12T00:04:39+00:00

Olivia & Gabby, 14 Years Old

Touching Heart has touched our hearts, opened our eyes, and moved us to help. Their guidance has been incredible as we gratefully volunteer to help those in need.