Bringing Yoga to the Murray Boys & Girls Club
Organized by: Holly Molling
October 17, 2016
I put this crowdrise together as a chance for us all to give back, and share the gifts that yoga offers to the amazing children who wouldn't have many opportunities to receive it otherwise. I not only want to obtain my yoga certification, but I also want to be able to bring it's life changing benefits to the at risk youth who, I believe, could use it most.
As some of you may know, obtaining a yoga certification is not cheap. Becoming yoga certified so I can better instruct the kids is something I've wanted to do for a while, but haven't had the disposable income to make happen.
So this is where all of you beautiful people come in! I made a deal with myself, and with the Murray Boys & Girls club, that if I can get assistance with my certification, then in exchange, I will volunteer my time ONCE A WEEK for a FULL YEAR at the Boys & Girls Club teaching yoga and meditation to the beautiful at risk youth who attend the after school program.
You're not funding my volunteer time over the next year; What you're helping fund is the process of obtaining all the knowledge and experience I need through my certification training (as well as some essential materials for the club), to be able to give these kids the best yoga experience possible!
Above all else, what you're really doing by donating, is you're bringing peace, strength, laughter, success, meditation, awareness, and confidence into the lives of these children. If you don't know what the Boys & Girls club is about, please do some investigating! These children are our future, and the program alone does amazing things for them.
I have created a facebook page that is dedicated to my yoga practice @yogawithholls. On there I will be posting pictures and progress updates of the kids throughout the year (as well as some shout outs to local sponsors who help make this dream a reality) I can't wait to be a part of this adventure in their lives, and I hope you all decide to follow along the journey and join in the mission of spreading peace, love, and happiness to these beautiful children (and beyond)! Namaste!
Since I like to know where my donations are going when I donate, below is a break down of what your donations and my fundraising goal are going toward-
- Tuition & materials- $2,750
- Help with expenses during time off work (10 weeks)- $1,000
- Mats for the club- $500
- Other misc materials for the kids- $500
- Continued ed throughout my year volunteering- $750
*any extra donations will be put aside for any other yoga related expenses that arise during the course of the year, or other needs for the club*