Testimonials

Please enjoy reading the Headline Quotes from just a small selection of all the positive feedback we receive from students, parents, educators and government officials. If you would like to read the full testimonials or would like to review a greater selection please let us know and we’ll forward them to you. We can also provide a comprehensive reference contact list.

  • “Since returning from our Journey for A Lifetime Trip last month, not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought about the children we visited. I am so thankful for being given the opportunity to meet these incredible children and their families, and to be welcomed so wholeheartedly into their homes. The strength and love that we saw in these families was overwhelming and has given me an entirely new outlook on my own life. This trip was life-changing in so many ways. It was educational, emotional, healing, and heartbreaking. It is hard to find the words to explain how thankful I am for the Foundation and for the Coalition, and for the children we visited who showed us that if you have love, you can face just about anything”. Emily
  • “Thank you to the Coalition Team for ensuring that Alexa and her fellow travelling companions had an experience they will never forget. I believe that it influenced Alexa greatly and opened her eyes to a whole new world. She’s already expressed her interest in returning to Europe soon and in learning another language. She was so animated in her explanation of her Journey for a Lifetime trip. It was heartwarming to hear. Thank you all for giving her this opportunity”. Catherine (Alexa’s mom).
  • “This has truly been the most amazing and unforgettable experience of my life. Talking about it with family and friends has also made me recall the entire journey start to finish and all I can do is smile. This adventure has changed my way of life, my global perspective, and who I am as a person. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am so grateful to your organization for shaping the person I will grow up to be. From the bottom of my heart, thank you”. Max
  • “It’s been almost a year since we embarked on our Journey for a Lifetime with you. Not a day goes by that we don’t find ourselves feeling a sense of homesickness for a place (Poland) that was so briefly our home. We miss every second of our trip with you and we are eternally grateful. The trip allowed us to become more positive people and allowed us to see the world from a different perspective. The children we met will stay in our hearts forever. We have been changed for the better and it’s all thanks to you. It’s the best trip we have taken and we can’t imagine how our lives would now be without the experience of a Journey for a Lifetime”. Baani & Sumeeta
  • “A Journey for a Lifetime is truly understating what this experience will bring. It brings love, empathy, awakening, joy not only to the beautiful children that Coalition and Fantazja serve but even more so to those who choose to become involved. Everyone must take this journey! It’s one of the biggest gifts you could expose your child to. Additional rewards of knowledge, leadership, understanding, passion and confidence, come within days! The chaperones are tried, tested and true. Full of passion, they are protective, grounded and 100% true intentioned! There couldn’t be better people to do this with!” Kelly (Maelle’s mom)
  • “You have set the standard high for making a difference in our world and you are wonderful role models for my daughter and all the students who are able to enjoy the gifts that they are given by their experiences with the Coalition”. Judith, Vicki’s mom
  • “As a teacher and a parent, I have not been on a more memorable and meaningful trip. I know this trip to Poland has not only changed the lives of the children we visited, but the lives of my students and myself. The trip was very well organized from start to finish”. Tim Krymusa, Teacher
  • “There is not one second of any day since I’ve been home that I haven’t stopped to think about this trip and all it has done for me. I will never be able to put in words how thankful I am for this opportunity”. Madison
  • “I have learned so much in the past weeks from you as well has having made a lifetime of memories. I am still in awe when I think back to all the amazing things I have been able to do in such a short time”. Laura
  • “Our heartfelt thanks to you for organizing such a top notch program to enrich Laura as part of her personal development”. Cherry, Laura’s mom
  • “Coalition for Kids is a great organization and what you do is amazing! So let me thank you, because you impacted my life and I can only hope I will be able to impact others the way that you have”. Charlotte
  • “The Journeys for a Lifetime program is by far the BEST service learning we have ever seen”, Judy Ross, Director of Global Studies
  • “It took me all these years to finally make a difference in not only someone else’s life but my own”. Jaymee
  • “This trip has been phenomenal. It has been by far the most memorable, emotional, and powerful 12 days of my life. Ryan
  • “We would like to thank for providing our son with such a wonderful learning experience. His personal growth from the trip was obvious and it was clearly a life-changing trip”. Doreen & Bruce, Ryan’s Parents
  • “This trip is a typhoon of events, places, people, memories, fun, love, tears, highs, lows, and everything in between”. Nick
  • “I don’t know if anything in my life will ever compare”. Rose
  • “I am ever moved and impressed at this truly exceptional work”. The Rt. Hon. Dan Costello, Canadian Ambassador to Poland
  • “The once in a lifetime chance you need isn’t going to just come and find you, you have to find it. I found it!” Daniel
  • “Everything exceeded my expectations – it was the best experience of my life and meant the world to me.” Emma
  • “THANK YOU” for everything you do and especially the experience and the opportunity that you gave Emily, not only for granting the wishes but the cultural experience as well”. Lynn, Em’s mom
  • “This has been a life-changing trip. I can’t believe all we have done and how much I’ve learned. My perspective is altered and I am a new person. No word of a lie – a journey for a lifetime”. Ashley
  • “We cannot thank you enough for providing this brilliant opportunity for our daughter. It has definitely had a meaningful impact. We will be part of the Coalition’s family for life”. Laura Lee, Ashely’s mom
  • “Nothing I have ever done has changed me in such a good way. This trip opened my eyes. I am very thankful for everything and excited for the things that I know I can now accomplish”. Maja
  • “I got so much out of this trip, so many memories and a new perspective on life. You inspired me and you have showed me that you really can make a difference”. Jenna
  • “The whole experience was all positive and it has had a profound positive influence on our daughter in many ways. We were extremely impressed”. Leslie, Claire’s mom
  • “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to give something to this world, and the chance to make a difference. You have showed me how to do this, and forever I will take it with me”. Neil
  • “I learned so many valuable lessons that I’ll take forward with me for the rest of my life. There were so many amazing moments on this trip – it makes it almost impossible to narrow it down”. Hannah
  • “I thank you from the bottom of my heart for devoting your lives to this cause”. Laurie, Hannah’s mom
  • “I couldn’t recommend this trip more! Every aspect of it is memorable – it’s an eye opening opportunity that has left me with memories I will cherish forever”. Jillian
  • “I have witnessed the profound affects the program has had on eleven of my former students”. Amy Mercer, Teacher
  • “Coming home, I felt inspired, changed, informed, happy, and grateful. These children have taught me so much and the discoveries I have learnt about myself would not have been possible anywhere else”. Jess
  • “The biggest lesson I learned was to always stay optimistic even in the worse times, because somewhere out there someone else is having a worse day. I now find myself wanting to stay strong for others in tough situations and be their rock”. Charlotte
  • “This is a defining moment in my son’s life”. Darrell, Connor’s Dad
  • “To think I was able to be a part of that and touch the life of these angels even in the smallest way will impact me for the rest of my life. I will never forget my journey as long as I live and it is so obvious to me that this was my journey of a life time”. Emma
  • “There’s no way I could possibly describe what happened inside of me and in my heart in that small country in Europe”. Julia
  • “You are changing the trajectory of so many teenage lives”. Eleanor
  • “I feel like God has blessed me with being able to be a part of this trip but nobody will understand unless they have been before”. Julie
  • “The Journey for a Lifetime program changed my life in ways that I cannot describe or show. It is all internal and must be felt”. Ethan
  • “You are exceptional for creating something so special”. Al & Darlene