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.
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.
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