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Creating Touch Stones

The name, Touch Stones, I picked it because when I was younger my great grandmother, she had a saying about touchstones. People can be touchstones because it’s how they influence your lives. 

She used to always say, “you can have touchstones in your life, people who come in and out of your life that influence you for the better”, and so I used to always tell people I worked with at the multiservice center when I would have a client that would make changes in their lives because of coming to counseling or things like that, that I was making touchstones. I was touching that person and influencing them to make positive changes in their lives. 

And, so that’s why when I started the business I named it, Touch Stones, because I wanted to have it represent being that person that touched people, encouraged, influenced people to make changes in their lives for the better.

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Renee McElroy, MS, AFC Ⓡ
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Touch Stones Financial Wellness Services

Creating Touch Stones

I chose the name, “Touch Stones,” because when I was a young girl, my great grandmother had a saying about touchstones:

“Touch Stones are people who have an impact on your life.”

She would always say, “you can have multiple touch stones, because people will come in and out of your life, changing and impacting it for the better." 

 

Throughout my career, I would always share these and other quotes with my colleagues and clients in hopes of making a difference in their lives. The goal of these quotes was to touch them in a meaningful and heartfelt way in hopes to influence them to make positive life choices.

 

This is why I named this organization “Touch Stones.” It is important to remember that you can touch people by encouraging them to make positive changes in their lives for the better.  

 

“Providing Hope One Person At a Time”

"You can have touchstones in your life, people who come in and out of your life that influence you for the better."

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve, strengthen and enrich the lives of low to moderate-income families and individuals through our financial counseling and financial literacy programs; empowering them to pursue their financial goals and allowing them to achieve financial stability, capability, and sustainability.

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Our Vision

We envision a community where all individuals and families are economically stable and are able to reach their financial goals.

Board of Directors

Renee McElroy, M.S., APC

Founder, Touch Stones Financial Wellness Services

CEO, Co-Chair

 

Nette Stokes, 

Founder, JustLiving Advocacy

Co-Chair

 

Bruce McElroy

Retired

Treasurer

 

Rachel Goldsmith

Founder, Shapevines

Secretary

 

Eileen Diggs

Howard Community College

Board Member

 

Judy Davis

Retired

Board Member

 

Joan Johnson

Howard County Housing Commission

Board Member

Help Us Provide Hope……….

Touch Stones Financial Wellness Services is a 501 (C)(3) organization. 
 

Your Donation Will Help Give Hope to Individuals and Families Striving to Reach Financial Sustainability.

With your contribution, Touch Stones Financial Wellness Services will continue to empower, support and create hope for low to moderate income families through its free financial counseling and literacy programs.
 

Mail your check to:
 

Touch Stones Financial Wellness Services

8630-M Guilford Road, #225

Columbia, MD 21046

Thank You!

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