Clara  Goldsmith
Clara Goldsmith's Fundraiser
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One wave sets thousands in motion.

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

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$160 towards $200

Hi All,

Clara has begun taking karate classes at Thousand Waves in Chicago. She has really taken to it and has already advanced from the white belt level to the advanced white belt level, which she is very proud of. For students of the dojo, this fundraising opportunity was voluntary, but Clara said she really wanted to raise money so...

"if someone comes into karate and says 'I want to take karate please' and that person doesn't have enough money, Thousand Waves can give them the money that we gave them".....

We would be appreciate any amount you can donate. If now is not a good time, there will always be other opportunities!


Amanda (and Clara)

Below is more information from Thousand Waves:

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 helping me meet my goal for Thousand Waves. Thank you for your support!