Touching Heart teaches children the importance of – and inherent joy in – helping others. Through its signature program, Kids on a Mission, children and teens team up with a Touching Heart coach to plan and host a fundraising event that benefits a cause of their choice, selected from a list of pre-screened, child-focused nonprofits. These young leaders develop practical skills (budgeting, marketing, speech-writing) while raising money for children in need, and Touching Heart covers 100% of event costs. Programs for elementary, middle, and high schools incorporate age-appropriate curricula about issues children face (homelessness, hunger, lack of clean water), and empower students to take on related service or fundraising projects. Art of Giving workshops give kids the opportunity to learn about and address social concerns with a simple action step, such as packing lunches for a local shelter. Compassion and kindness: these are gifts that keep giving.