GINGA ARTS INC wrote -
Turning the "I can'ts" to the "I CAN!" & Empowering Youth Through Capoeira.
Ginga Arts empowers kids to discover all they they are capable of - physically and mentally. The day a child does their first cartwheel, tries a new move, sings in front of their peers, challenges themself to do something they didn't think they could...the possibilities are endless!
"I never liked sports, but now I do!" -3rd Grade Ginga Arts student
"It's shocking to think that kids sit in a classroom and don't get a place to get their ya-yas out, to get their creative ya-yas out, and to get their voices and music out. Capoeira gives them all three. It gives them the art, the music, and the most delicious exercising." -Jamie Lee Curtis
(See more of what Jamie had to say here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGeq2YhhuyI)
"All the kids in LA need somebody to be there for them...to make them believe that they can do anything." -- Mestre Batata
Ginga Arts has been working to inspire kids by providing free, ongoing Capoeira classes to at-risk youth in South Los Angeles for over 8 years, without cutting back classes during the recession when funding dried up. Fortunately, we receive grant funds from some organizations, but they all require a dollar-to-dollar match and we are asking you for your support in reaching our match goal. Every penny we raise goes directly to paying for classes, uniforms, and materials for the kids we serve.
Just think--no gala to attend, no silent auction to bid on--just a request for your critical support in the form of a tax-deductible contribution (take advantage of those end-of-the-year write offs and support our kids!)! If 200 people give $100 or 400 people give $50 we will reach our goal! For every $100 (or multiple of $100) donated, you will be entered in a raffle to win a Kindle Fire HDX.
Thank you in advance for your support! We couldn't do our work without you! Axe!