“Because Art = Freedom” is written across the Touch a Life Foundation’s website, followed by, “These children are being empowered through the freedom of expression. They are learning, some for the first time, how to be kids and dream big. At one point in their lives, they were sold for the amount we pay for a few cups of coffee.”
The Touch of Life Foundation is dedicated to rescuing children in Ghana, Vietnam and Cambodia that were sold into child slavery. Providing holistic long-term child care to these vulnerable children, the foundation has rescued over 100 of the 7,000 children and use art as a way to heal.
Gallery Direct learned about their mission and jumped at the opportunity to help these brave children. We are honored to have recently donated artwork and supplies to help bring inspiration and a smile to these children. The supplies included blank canvases, wallquotes, and empty frames.
I encourage you to read the story about “Mark” on the home page that inspired the, “find your mark” campaign. The story is heavy on the heart, but knowing that fortunate people, like most of us, have taken a stand to help these children is inspirational.
“People say I rescued Mark, but the truth is, he rescued me. He has shown me what matters in life – the things that are really important. Without Mark, I’d never be the person, the woman, or the Mom that I am today. And it all started with the decisions to believe in myself, and to take a huge risk.” – Pam Cope, Founder
For more information about the Touch a Life Foundation please visit: http://www.touchalifekids.org