Cely Garcia
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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!

$616 towards $800

Hi friends -- as some of you may or may not know, since the beginning of January, Cassandra, 2HQ, Braylene (my niece) and Landen (her brother), have had to share their Cely time with a newly discovered passion for an art that has very quickly and adamantly found its way into my heart.

The happenstance of practicing Seido Karate at Thousand Waves, a community and practice so centered in love and self-betterment is an opportunity I feel eternally grateful and deeply fortunate for. Understanding my personal passion and commitment to building all-inclusive community, know that Thousand Waves is nothing short of an absolutely inspiring model organization that places community at the core of its mission.

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 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.

With a personal pledge of $800, through this weekend and the following week, I am committed to helping Thousand Waves, NFP raise its goal of $125,000 in order that continues to do this important work.

Thousand Waves' name comes from the Japanese saying, "One wave sets thousands in motion."

Any amount will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Thousand Waves. Thank you for your support!