“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do.”
Helen Keller


It is important for us each to remember that while we may not be able to fix the world of all its ailing, we can all do something, and each something leads to something greater than the original something, and ultimately all this together equals progress. Lasting change does not happen over night. Lasting change starts with an itty-bitty seed that takes years of love, guidance, cultivation, and nutrients to grow into a mighty tree.


TFFT aims to be transformational. We have our sights set on the mighty tree, but we are also very focused on each drop of water needed to get us there. As a grassroots organization, we are proud that TFFT’s work is made possible by the help of many committed individuals who choose to invest hard-earned treasure into our work.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we selected six team leaders to go out and share TFFT’s story and to fundraise in support of the TFFT kiddos! These team leaders have absolutely knocked this challenge out of the park. They sent out homemade Valentine’s introducing loved ones to TFFT’s work; they emailed their family, friends, and co-workers; they offered to baby-sit in exchange for donations, and they even hosted bake sales at school.

They have been absolute super-heroes for TFFT!


Together they have raised almost $2,500!!!! What’s even cooler is that that $2,500 has come from over 130 donations!! This is the perfect example of a lot of somethings adding together to create something BIG. You might not think that a $20 donation makes any difference, but that $2,500 is made up of $20 donations! One hundred and thirty people believed that their bit could make a difference and together that created two-thousand five-hundred dollars! We cannot say thank you enough to everyone who has participated!

Up until now the team leaders have led the charge, but I think it’s about time we applaud them for their efforts and help them drive home this challenge!

This challenge runs through tomorrow at midnight, and today I personally will match every single donation received. That means right from the get-go your donation will double! This is how much I believe in your donations. Every donation you make, I will also make. If I have it my way, I won’t have any money left in my savings by the end of the day 😉

OK…. Ready, set, go!