December 22, 2017 — Cupertino, Calif. — Touch-A-Life Foundation, a non-profit organization to support homeless students, today ran a successful fundraising event to benefit homeless students across the bay area. Backpacks, clothing, sanitation kits, and school supplies will be provided to students in need through the McKinney-Vento/Foster Care program liaisons at the local school districts.
The inaugural fundraising event took place from 6pm to 10pm on Friday, December 22nd at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino, featuring teens’ performances, art exhibitions, photography auction, inspirational speeches, and live music. Created by kids, for kids less fortunate, had more than 300 participants and raised successfully around $20K.
Key performers and presenters:
- Minu Shukla, Fine Art and Graphic Design Artist, Sai Art Studio
- Radhika Adhikari, TaalSur Dance Academy
- Cupertino Music Academy
- Debra Reabock, Visual Artist and Photo Philanthropist
- Van T. Le, Board Trustee, East Side Union High School District (San Jose)
- Pat Eldridge, McKinney-Vento Liaison, Santa Clara Unified School District
- Nicole Steward, Family & Community Engagement Manager, Milpitas Unified School District
- Ramesh Kumar Thangellapalli, Board Director, TATA
- Tej Gundavelli, Founder, Touch-A-Life Foundation
“We were touched by the support” said Tej Gundavelli, Founder, Touch-A-Life Foundation and an undergrad from UC Berkeley. “We thank our volunteers who helped us put together this inaugural program and made it a grand success.”
The event is supported by Solix Technologies and Emagia Corporation. Dinner and refreshments were served throughout the event.
For more information on the Touch-A-Life foundation, visit http://www.touchalife.org
About Touch-A-Life Foundation
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.