Our Purpose

Mission Statement

The young man with a blue and white striped shirt is Arshad Mohammed(Founder of TOUCH Lives)

Beneficiaries

Stockton Encampment

CityTeam Oakland

Salvation Army Hayward 

CityTeam Oakland

St. Mary's Shelter in Stockton 

Salvation Army San Jose 

City Team San Jose 

Glide United Methodist Church

St. Mary's Shelter in Stockton 

Our Purpose

We provide new or gently used blankets, socks, and hygiene kits to homeless people in cities such as Oakland, Hayward, and Stockton. We have received numerous donations worth $300 from Costco through their rewards program. Additionally, we have reached out to various hotels across the bay area who have generously donated more than 1100 used bed sheets and 250 washcloths. Arshad Mohammed also fundraises for his nonprofit organization by tutoring children in STEM subjects and holding raffle fundraisers(he partnered with companies like Jamba Juice, Menchies, BJs, and On the Border and received gift cards from them to hold raffles). Altogether he has raised over $6000 and personally bought all 540 blankets, all hygiene kits(toothpaste, toothbrush, a bottle of hand sanitizer, etc.), and all socks for the homeless. 

Photos were taken at our Stockton Drive 

- Pictures from our recent drives will be uploaded promptly 

Oakland Boys and Girls Club

This is an extension of the nonprofit organization where I teach underprivileged children about STEM-related topics. 

Biology 6 Week Curriculum

Physics 6 Week Curriculum

Chemistry 6 Week Curriculum

 
 
 
TOUCH Lives Inc. 

Ongoing Projects: 

  • Blanket Drive for homeless in the bay area 

    • We have reached out to a homeless encampment off of I5 and South Harrison Street in Stockton 

      • We partnered with Roland - The Street Team Leader at 3 Crosses Church 

    • We have reached out to CityTeam Oakland and worked with Teddy - Head of Volunteer Services 

    • We have reached out to Salvation Army Hayward and worked with Rotell - Head of Volunteer Services 

    • We have reached out to Salvation Army San Jose and Mr. Dan Ghool

    • We have also reached out to St. Mary's Homeless Shelter in Stockton and worked with Jewel 

    • We have reached out to City Team San Jose and worked with Ms. Ashley Ross   

    • We have reached out to Mr. Aaron Horner with City Serve in Livermore

  • Distributed over 1400 Blankets/Used Bed Sheets, 1000 Socks, and 980 Hygiene Kits, 850 Beanies  as of 06/04/2019

  • Teaching Children at the Oakland Boys and Girls Club about STEM-based projects 

Recognition

The Independent Newspaper Article that details some of his more recent work with TOUCH Lives. 

The Independent Newspaper Article that depicts the first blanket drive of TOUCH Lives 

The letter of appreciation Mr. Roland Ellingson kindly sent TOUCH Lives after the first blanket drive. 

 
 
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