Many of you know that as part of Thousand Waves I help teach the skills of boundary setting, conflict resolution, and verbal de-escalation--as well as physical self-defense skills--to people across the spectrum of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. We partner with organizations all over the city of Chicago serving victims of domestic violence, homeless and insecurely housed youth, LGBTQ organizations, immigrants and refugees, college-aged women, and many others. Year to date in 2017, we have served 584 students in 18 different programs, both onsite and through outreach. This year we've been especially happy to provide free bystander intervention trainings in response to heightened community demand.
But we need your help to continue this important work.
Thousand Waves is a mission-driven not-for-profit in the city of Chicago that has been active in the community for over 32 years with a mission to foster fitness, healing, empowerment, and peacemaking.
Spirit Challenge Fundraiser supports Thousand Waves' work in three critical areas:
Thousand Waves' name comes from the Japanese saying, "One wave sets thousands in motion." Just one donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Thousand Waves. Thank you for your support!