Touchstone Events

TOUCHSTONE EVENTS

🎓 Since 2010, Touchstone has provided deserving seniors with beautiful portraits.

Here are more behind-the-scene photos taken by Thomas Leach at our 2024 YOUR BEST SHOT senior portrait event. 17 graduating seniors from 4 schools received portraits! Big THANKS to @shotbycee @keugenephotography @sallykent @minahmalina @charmedimpressions,  Ace VanArsdale and @erac_TN for serving these wonderful students. ❤️🎓📸 And thank you to Enterprise Mobility for providing fabulous volunteers!

Enjoy good music AND support a GREAT cause… 

VOLUNTEER with our Touchstone Team to provide crowd management for CMA FEST at Nissan Stadium THIS SAT. 6/10 evening and Touchstone receives a donation to support our services and programs like CiViL!! Email [email protected] and we’ll send the details.   #servicelearning #loveoneanother #communityservice

BEST CMA Fundraiser
JUST LOVE Benefit
JUST LOVE Benefit

Come on over and join us @justlovemelrose!

JUST LOVE Benefit

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: We’re doing it AGAIN!  Everyone JUST LOVE-d it so much, we’re having another benefit day at Just Love Coffee Cafe – Melrose. TUEDAY, MAY 16 from 10AM to 2PM! Show this flyer and Touchstone Youth Resource Services will receive 20% of the cost of your purchase. THANKS! 😍🥰😍

We JUST❤️ LOVE the owners & crew of @justlovemelrose for the support they show to the students in our social-emotional-character programs for teens! Owner Ehab Isaac & his team presented a check to Touchstone for our Just❤️Love benefit day in April. MARK YOUR CALENDAR! We’re doing it again May 16 from 10AM to 2PM. Enjoy brunch, lunch or a coffee break and Touchstone will get 20% of what you spend when you show our flyer.

We JUST❤️ LOVE the owners & crew of Just Love Coffee Cafe – Melrose for the support they show to the students in our social-emotional-character programs for teens! Owner Ehab Isaac & his team presented a check to Touchstone for our Just❤️Love benefit day in April. MARK YOUR CALENDAR! We’re doing it again May 16 from 10AM to 2PM. Enjoy brunch, lunch or a coffee break and Touchstone will get 20% of what you spend when you show our flyer. #loveyameanit❤️ #whattheworldneedsnow #socialandemotionallearning #socialemotionalcharacterdevelopment

Just Love Benefit Day

Can you help raise money for Touchstone programs like CiViL Groups? Here’s a FUN(d) opportunity! We need at least 10 volunteers for each of the following events. 

Sat. 5/6   TAYLOR SWIFT   Start 2:30 pm

Sat. 6/10  CMA FEST           Start 2:00 pm

Sat. 7/15  BEYONCE             Start TBD

Sat. 7/22  ED SHEERAN      Start TBD

Would you be willing to help. Must be at least 18 years old. Email [email protected] and we’ll send two forms, including permission for a background check, that need to be completed ASAP. Here’s all the details:

Touchstone Fundraising with BEST
Touchstone Fundraising with BEST
Merry Christmas from Touchstone!

Thanks for All The Stuff! 

You gave, you volunteered, you came to buy, and you helped us clean up! Thank you for a successful Big Blessing Benefit Sale! Our donors, volunteers, and customers are the best! See you next year!


Thank you!

For taking part in the
 

Panera Fundraiser 

for Touchstone

on

Tuesday, May 18

 
We enjoyed seeing you as you joined us for dinner or picked up your orders!

For giving your lunch money

to help students! 

 
Because of you . . .

 

  • Touchstone won a $1,500 prize for the most donors during the lunch time slot!
  • We came in 7th for the most unique donors in our organization size.
  • Touchstone will have thousands more dollars to provide social, emotional, and spiritual resources for students!

Their “Best Shot” 

                   Is Also YOURS.

A few years ago at a conference on improving high school graduate rates, former Juvenile Court Judge Betty Adams Green made a compelling point – a financial one. Without a high school diploma, a person will more likely:

  • Earn far less than a high school graduate.
  • Depend on government assistance during their life.
  • Have a 4% higher unemployment rate than the national average.

A study from Northeastern University found that each high school dropout costs taxpayers almost $300,000 through the course of their lives. These costs come in the form of state and federally-funded assistance programs for needy families.

Let’s Change The Equation. Instead of having to substract what it costs when someone drops out, look at what earning a high school diploma ADDS to a young person’s life. A high school graduate will more likely:

  • Have a higher earning potential in their career
  • Contribute positively to their their family and community
  • Have an increased hope in all aspects of their life

Many of the students who are involved with our programs and services have reported that without this support, they wouldn’t have graduated. Some have even said that they are not even sure if they would be alive.

With your involvement, Touchstone provides services that offer life-giving hope for a better TODAY, as well as for a better future!

Your donations provide YOUR BEST SHOT and all our other hope-restoring programs to hundreds of people every year.

> THANK YOU <

Here’s to the Class of ’21… and beyond!

2020 Touchstone Tribute – Virtual Edition

In this documentary style celebration of the work of Touchstone you will hear some powerful stories and meet some of our Heros. And the best part is that the 2020 Touchstone Tribute can be viewed anytime you want!  

Watch Parties

Use this video as part of a watch party to introduce your friends and family to the work of Touchstone!  We’ve already heard of some passionate responses to this event, so please don’t miss the chance to share it with others!

* Be Advised – Mild reference to childhood sexual abuse. May affect very sensitive or young viewers. 

Support Touchstone

The purpose of the 2020 Touchstone Tribute is to celebrate the work of Touchstone AND to raise support.

  • Our Goal: Touchstone needs to raise $65,000 before the end of 2020 in order to keep helping students.
  • Matching Funds: The first $10,000 in donations will be matched, so don’t miss this chance to double your efforts to help students!
  • Monthly Giving: Your monthly pledge helps us predict just how many students we can serve. And we want to serve as many as we can!

BIG BLESSING BENEFIT SALE


Saturday, July 18, 8:30am til 3:30pm
(Rain Date – Sat. July 25)
Location: Bellevue Presbyterian Church
                     Hwy 70 at Cross Timbers Dr.

The proceeds from this sale support CiViL and the social and emotional development of teens.  If you have new or gently used items to donate, please contact us

PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES!

June 8 – August 7

CiViL students are working to collect at least 100 bags of gently-worn and new shoes. 
The shoes will be distributed in developing countries to families who want to work their way out of poverty by starting their own small business.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE…

Not only does our “Put Yourself In Their Shoes” Shoe Drive, help families all over the world, it supports services to local teens! 
For every 100 bags of shoes (25 pairs in each) that CiViL collects, Touchstone, a nonprofit that provides social-emotional development services to teens right here in our own community, will receive $1,000.

IT’S AS EASY AS…

1. CHECK your closets for gently-worn and new shoes you no longer need. (No skates of any kind.)
3. COLLECT your shoe donation. Let us know when you’re ready, and we can arrange a convenient drop-off or pick-up. Email [email protected], and we’ll take care of the rest.
2. COMMUNICATE with your family, friends and coworkers to get them involved!
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JIM WEBER LIVE CONCERT

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

12:30 PM  – 1:30 PM

On Friday, March 20, 2002 Jim did his first ever Facebook Live concert, and it was so much fun! You can watch Jim’s March 20 Concert anytime! Be sure to comment, so we’ll know you were there. This concert and the ones to follow are all to benefit Touchstone.