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Turn-A-Frown Around Foundation, Inc.
June 3, 2011

TAFA volunteers visit the loneliest souls...individuals in hospitals, psychiatric facilities and nursing homes who tend to receive little to no visitors. I have single handedly witnessed a person's attitude completely change within a matter of minutes upon receiving a visitor from TAFA who took the time to speak with them and be their friend.

Beyond visits, I think one of the most important facets of the organization is their "Forever Friend" campaign. The organization aims to pair volunteers/friends with individuals who are suffering from loneliness to visit on a regular basis. More often than not, a strong, organic friendship emerges and loneliness has subsided.

TAFA brings dignity and respect to the geriatric and mental health communities.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I became involved with TAFA nearly a decade ago and have watched this wonderful, necessary organization grow and develop. Several years ago, I was so inspired by the organization's mission to end loneliness, I picked up a camera and produced an award-winning short documentary about the organization and its passionate Co-Founder Drew Horn. I felt more people should be exposed to the kind of work TAFA does along with the great need for it.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

create a TAFA organizational chapter in every city, in every nation. Loneliness knows no discrimination and exists in every corner of this world. TAFA should too.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I created a short documentary about the organization.

Video : TAFA Co-Founder Drew Horn & Filmmaker Sheryll Franko at the 2009 Voice Awards, Hollywood CA