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Expanding Consciousness Campaign - Lineage Project

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December 17, 2012

So blown away by the generosity and kindness of my network. So far we have collectively funded 8 weekly classes for 15 youth. LOVE IS ALL  See more

BENEFITING: Tides Center

ORGANIZER: Lineage Project

Alex Schmidt

THE STORY:

Lineage Project wrote -

The Lineage Project is working to raise $108,000 in the last 108 days of 2012 to bring mindfulness practices to some of New York City’s most vulnerable young people.

We have been offering yoga and meditation to incarcerated youth since 1997. In recent years, we have expanded to serve youth at risk of incarceration in a variety of settings, from court-ordered alternative-to-incarceration programs to alternative schools to homeless shelters. We now work with 1,700 youth annually.

The demand for our classes only continues to grow, and we must increase our budget accordingly. The Expanding Consciousness Campaign will enable us to maintain and add to our offerings.

The practices we teach can literally be life-saving for our students. They help end the cycle of poverty, violence and incarceration by allowing these young people to tap into their innate goodness and potential.  In their words:

“Before I started taking the class I would have a lot of problems because of my temper. But, now I can control my temper thanks to the yoga class. When I first started taking the class, I didn’t like to go. Now I look forward to my Thursday meditation. Speaking from my experience, I think meditation can help a lot of uptight people if they give it a try.”
— Jose, 17

“My home is really chaotic, and I used to get stressed as soon as I stepped in the door. Thanks to the teachings, the minute I get home I can go into a small space I set up for myself and do the breathing. Then I can face the drama in my house in a calmer way.”
— Ebony, 16

“Every emotion goes away. It’s just me. Nothing can interrupt me or come in the way.”
— Maria, 17

“The class is not just about yoga and meditation. It is about how to feel good inside, try some new things and learn to be stress free.”
— Amy, 16

“I feel like the focus that this class requires you to have/practice … has helped take my mind off of everything else that has happened to me in the past 24 hours. In my opinion that is a good thing. Given the circumstances I am truly grateful. I have no intention of running from what’s bothering me, but not worrying about it for once feels nice.”

— Ralph, 17

For more information, see www.lineageproject.org, and check out our video to the left.

Multimedia production: Travis Hartman
Photography: Chantal Heijnen
Music: Swimmer by Plusplus

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To This Fundraiser

$1,321

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $11

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Madelyn

    $100

  • Lil Schmidt

    $21

  • Mary Lou and Steve Schmidt

    $100

  • dickandbert

    $25

  • Margaret Hinshaw

    $50

  • The Bowles-Careys

    $50

  • Louise Abnee Keshaviah

    $31

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Cathy and James Schuster

    $50

  • The Jaffes

    $50

  • Rebecca

    $100

  • Jill Gordon

    $100

  • Terry Cook

    $25

  • Karen Moore

    $68

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • kgb

    $50

  • Nina Abnee

    $100

  • The NYC Schmidt

    $50

  • Lori Weiss and Brad Wainer

    $100

  • Meredith George

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $37,816 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Lineage Project

Amount Raised

$28,763

 

27% Raised of $108,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sara Neufeld

Amount Raised

$3,573

Fundraiser Title

Alex Schmidt

Amount Raised

$1,321

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Nancy Rich

Amount Raised

$800

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Deanne Meek

Amount Raised

$673

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julie badal

Amount Raised

$600

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anessa kivinski

Amount Raised

$325

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Miriam Butterman

Amount Raised

$276

Donor Comments

Meredith George

Meredith George

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Lori Weiss and Brad Wainer

Lori Weiss and Brad Wainer

DONATION: $100

Alex, You're participation in this project is uplifting; you're doing wonderful things with your yoga. Lori Weiss and Brad Wainer 6 years ago

The NYC Schmidt

The NYC Schmidt

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Nina Abnee

Nina Abnee

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

kgb

kgb

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

I don't know Alex very well, but she is a great being and this is a truly beautiful project I feel honored to help support. : ) 6 years ago

Karen Moore

Karen Moore

DONATION: $68

6 years ago

Terry Cook

Terry Cook

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Jill Gordon

Jill Gordon

DONATION: $100

Alex I am such a fan of your Mom and am happy to contribute to this very worthwhile cause. Good luck! 6 years ago

Rebecca

Rebecca

DONATION: $100

Namaste to all 6 years ago