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Our History

TeamChildren is comprised of projects for both the distribution of computers and Rolfing babies, children and families

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Mar 1947


Founder of Team Children, Robert Toporek, was born and raised in Charleston, SC.

Robert join to school

Robert left high school to join the U.S. Army. He received three months of basic training at Fort Jackson, SC; three months of advanced infantry training at Fort Gordon, GA; and one month of jump training at Fort Benning, GA.
Jan. 1965
May 1966

First Health Center

Robert was assigned to Company B 2/503 Infantry 173rd Airborne Brigade. He built a refugee village that surrounded his base camp. They built three schools, a playground, a Boy Scout lodge, and a health center.

Teaching Job Skill


Robert began teaching illiterate adults reading, mathematics, and job skills.

Jan. ​1968
Sept. 1970

Leadership Program

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Rolf practitioner

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Robert was trained and certified as a Rolf practitioner. Later, he was appointed as Dr. Rolf’s east coast business manager. He published a monograph and documentary entitled “The Promise of Rolfing Babies and Children.”
Jan. 1975
Jan. 1996

Robert began

Robert began a project bringing the benefits of technology and rolfing to the Philadelphia Badlands, a neighborhood in North Philadelphia characterized by poverty and drug-related violence. The project continues to this day.


There are dozens of ways in which you can help us as we continue to change the lives of families. Our volunteer opportunities include PR/Marketing, Admin,  Accounting software installation,  Your time volunteering here will be well spent and genuinely appreciated by both us and our customers!