You are cordially invited to the UpRising Yoga Annual Fundraising Gala on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the beautiful Bogart & Co., located inside of the Long Beach Convention Center. We are excited to honor Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe for his advocacy on behalf of at-risk youth. There will be a special performance by Grammy nominated viola soloist, Karen Elaine. Voiceover Artist and Actor, Eileen Galindo, best known as "Dora's Mami" on Nickelodeon's Emmy Award Winning "Dora the Explorer" and "Mrs Garcia Shapiro" on Disney's Emmy Award Winning "Phineas and Ferb", will also be in attendance.
UpRising Yoga is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring yoga to incarcerated youth and communities that need it most. They provide yoga classes in juvenile detention facilities, residential group homes, community centers and schools across Los Angeles County. Over 100 students per week participate in UpRising Yoga classes. The specific populations served in juvenile hall are children with a history of foster care and/or commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC).
We appreciate all of your support and contributions of donations for this event whether you can attend or not. We hope that you will consider this inspiring event as a part of your year end holiday giving. All donations are tax deductible. Namaste.