Aliya & Alexa Arthurs
Aliya & Alexa Arthurs's Fundraiser

One wave sets thousands in motion.

Our annual fundraiser supports scholarships, our Adapted Seido Karate program, and Violence Prevention outreach in the community.

$750 towards $1,250

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:

  • Scholarships, which provide funding for children and adults who wouldn't otherwise be able to study karate or self-defense.
  • Adapted Seido Karate (ASK), a partnership with RIC that provides karate for youth with disabilities.
  • Self-Defense/Violence Prevention, which provides Self-defense and Bystander Intervention workshops and courses all over the city.

Thousand Waves' name comes from the Japanese saying, "One wave sets thousands in motion." Just one donation will go a long way to help Aliya and Alexa meet their goal for Thousand Waves. 100% of the donations received goes towards Thousand Waves' much needed violence prevention outreach program here in our Chicago community.

Aliya and Alexa are truly passionate about their practice at Thousand Waves because they have learned self-confidence, discipline, and respect, through lessons and goals they worked very hard to achieve. This fundraiser offers another hard goal they would like to achieve! They believe every person should have an opportunity to learn the same skills, no matter what their economic status may be. So, please help Aliya and Alexa reach their fundraising goal to help teach them what it means to raise money together, selflessly for those in need, by supporting people you love and causes they are passionate about. For every $50 or more donated, they will break a board in that donor's honor.

Thanks again for your support!

Tim, Ashley, Aliya, Alexa and Athena Arthurs