Our Story

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!

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Kids on a Mission Program

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. 

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3rd Annual Joy of Giving Golf Tournament

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!

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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 info@touchingheart.com if you are interested. Even an hour of your time would be a great help.