Willa Marie O'Donnell
Willa Marie O'Donnell's Fundraiser

Empower girls to stand up.

I am raising money to support Thousand Waves. The money I receive will support all the great programs of the dojo, like, scholarships that ensure that ANYONE can take karate if they want to.I love Thousand Waves and would appreciate even one donation!

$531 towards $400

Read below to here about my dojo that is a great and empowering place to train and has changed my life in so many amazing ways!!! I recently tested for black belt and all of my teachers were amazing supporters during that time! I passed my test and would really love your donations!!


Thousand Waves is a mission-driven not-for-profit 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 Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 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."

i have been training there for 8 years and would really appreciate your donations!