You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others
- Henry Drummond
The Touch-A-Life Foundation is a non-profit organization (please view IRS approved exemption document 501(c)(3)), founded in 2012, to support homeless students. We are an organization that targets the needs of the students, and satisfies these needs to make their everyday routine as comfortable as possible.
Our mission is to keep homeless students motivated to continue their education to college by helping them overcome daily resources issues. The Touch-A-Life Foundation is committed to supporting homeless students and their prosperity. By providing the students with everyday resources, promoting awareness to the general public, and educating them on the importance of higher education, we hope to ensure that the hardships these children have faced do not impede them from being successful in life.
Why Touch-A-Life Foundation
We are a volunteer-run organization, whose main ambition is to make sure these students do not have to fight to survive on a daily basis. We ensure this by fulfilling any specific needs the student may have. We believe that the fact that children are homeless in the United States, the richest country in the world, is tragic.
Most homeless students are too embarrassed or ashamed to confirm their predicament. The following statistics give a snap-shot of how much of a problem homelessness has become:
The 2012 annual assessment report of Homeless shows that on a single night in 2012, 633,782 people in the United States, including 394,379 individuals and 239,403 members of families, were homeless.
The America's Youngest Outcasts reports that the number of homeless families with children is increasing all around the country.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says that the number of homeless people in families increased by 20 percent from 2007 to 2010. 1 in 45 children experienced homelessness in the United States in 2010.
The U.S. Department of Education identified more than one million students as homeless over the course of the 2010-2011 school year.
Please help us solve this problem! Join us to help many deserving children graduate, build their careers, and break the cycle of homelessness.