TAO (That's what we call ourselves!) exists to empower children in Haiti, locally, and around the world by connecting our community with their communities.

Our first priority is to build long-term relationships with the staff and children we serve. We do this by taking regular trips to connect face-to-face and determine how we can best come alongside them in the work they are doing.

 

Our Mission

So this is who we are: A bunch of people who love Jesus, and love to serve vulnerable children at home and around the world. We meet the needs of the whole child as much as possible, by connecting them with people in our community and lending our resources and gifts to do big things, a little at a time. 


Anyone who sets himself up as “religious” by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world.
— James 1:26-27 (MSG)

SOME HIGHLIGHTS…

  • Connecting local community members with local agencies working in the community, including the Salinas Family Resource Center, the Salinas Warming Shelter, and a local women’s shelter

  • Providing weekly homework assistance at the Salinas Warming Shelter and a local women’s shelter

  • Sending four homeless children to summer camp

  • Providing 100’s of jackets, blankets and everyday essentials to the Salinas Warming Shelter, a local women’s shelter, and Dorothy’s Place

  • Facilitating book studies on When Helping Hurts, Toxic Charity, Detox Charity, and Bridges out of Poverty for local non-profit leaders and volunteers that serve vulnerable people

  • Sponsoring 28 eighth-grade students at Lifesong Christian School in Bercy, Haiti

  • Providing school supplies to over 100 students at Lifesong Christian School

  • Sending two vulnerable students to college in Bercy, Haiti

  • Hiring a Haitian national Sponsorship Coordinator in Bercy, Haiti

  • Regularly sending teams to Haiti to continue ongoing relationships with the students, staff, and missionaries (funded privately)

  • Funding a start-up business for an orphan in South Sudan, Africa

  • Providing children’s reading books to Elizabeth’s Library International in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa