Guest Blog: Ally Root, Art Therapist

We are happy to have a special guest blog post today! Ally Root will be leaving for Ghana this weekend to spend three months as an Art Therapist at Connor Creative Arts Center. Read below to get to know her a bit!   In August of 2013, I came to Ghana to volunteer with...

Holiday Match and New Years Resolutions

We did it! Thank you! Our Holiday Donor Match fundraiser was a great success – you all gave $25,000 toward our General Fund, and a generous donor matched every dollar to make $50,000! This is an energizing way to start 2014 as we turn plans into action on behalf...

New Sneakers for Christmas

During our summer trip to Ghana, the Touch A Life staff asked the kids at our Care Center what they wanted most for Christmas. The boys decided on shin guards and the girls asked for Christmas dresses, but our team noticed that the children only had school shoes or...

Yoga Studio Gives Back to End Slavery

The Kula Yoga Project in Brooklyn, NY, is starting the new year off right by hosting a special New Years Day class to benefit Touch A Life! This hour and 45 minute-long session will include a one hour of detoxifying asana followed by 20 minutes of chanting for peace,...

Crafting with Ghanaian Glass Beads

There are many beautiful things to see in Ghana, and some of our favorites are the handmade recycled glass beads sold in several of the country’s largest markets. Recently, our staff in Ghana brought a large collection of these beads to Connor’s Creative...