Touch A Life Foundation Hosts Successful Annual Fundraising Event

Event attracted more than 300 attendees and raised around $20K

Touch-A-Life Foundation, a non-profit organization to support homeless students, today ran a successful fundraising event to benefit homeless students across the bay area. Backpacks, clothing, sanitation kits, and school supplies will be provided to students in need through the McKinney-Vento/Foster Care program liaisons at the local school districts.

The inaugural fundraising event took place from 6pm to 10pm on Friday, December 22nd at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino, featuring teens’ performances, art exhibitions, photography auction, inspirational speeches, and live music. Created by kids, for kids less fortunate, had more than 300 participants and raised successfully around $20K.

Key performers and presenters:

  • Minu Shukla, Fine Art and Graphic Design Artist, Sai Art Studio
  • Radhika Adhikari, TaalSur Dance Academy
  • Cupertino Music Academy
  • Debra Reabock, Visual Artist and Photo Philanthropist
  • Van T. Le, Board Trustee, East Side Union High School District (San Jose)
  • Pat Eldridge, McKinney-Vento Liaison, Santa Clara Unified School District
  • Nicole Steward, Family & Community Engagement Manager, Milpitas Unified School District
  • Ramesh Kumar Thangellapalli, Board Director, TATA
  • Tej Gundavelli, Founder, Touch-A-Life Foundation

“We were touched by the support” said Tej Gundavelli, Founder, Touch-A-Life Foundation and an undergrad from UC Berkeley. “We thank our volunteers who helped us put together this inaugural program and made it a grand success.”

The event is supported by Solix Technologies and Emagia Corporation. Dinner and refreshments were served throughout the event.

For more information on the Touch-A-Life foundation, visit

Event Name: Touch-A-Life Foundation - Fund Raising Event

Location: Bay Area, Cupertino, California