Prison Inmate with Special Mission

Another great story that we saw here (from an ABC News story), and wanted to share with you…and this is a true example of how one’s past doesn’t define their future.

Meet Chris Vogt, who is serving a 48-year sentence in prison. And what could have been a bleak existence has turned into a positive experience for not only him, but for Zach Tucker, a nine-year-old with autism. Chris has made it his mission for help improve the lives of children with autism – so he has worked on a specialized dog training program at the prison that will cater to those with special needs. Check out the video for this very heart warming story.

Lynsey, Community Manager 


Extra Special TeasThis is a very special time of year – with the significance of giving onto others being celebrated.

With that in mind, we are asking you to join us in a special event to support friends of KTH, Scott and Cherrie Sanes. Scott and Cherrie have an adult son with autism, and in thinking about their son’s future, they came up with a beautiful idea – create tea shops that employ adults with special needs. ExtraSpecialTeas will be a wonderful win-win for everyone!

To help Scott and Cherrie get their concept up-and-running, we are asking you to help us raise $5,000 by next Tuesday — #givingtuesday – December 23. And, KTH plans to match every dollar raised up to $5K, meaning we could give ExtraSpecialTeas $10,000 before the holidays!

So if we can count you in, donating is really easy – just click on this link: and donate! No donation is too small.

Please consider helping ExtraSpecialTeas raise the money they need to open this exciting tea house designed to employ adults with special needs.  To learn more about ExtraSpecialTeas and its mission, click here:

Thank you for your consideration.

Wishing you a joyous holiday season!