This is my second year riding with One Common Unity for their Peace Ride, and my first year helping organize, raise money, and lead a group of cyclists. If you know me at all (which you should!) then you know that asking for money is not really one of my strong suits. So instead I'll make a deal: if we raise $500 (the goal I've set) then I'll so the 20 mile ride not ONCE but TWICE! And given that I haven't done more than a 10 mile bike ride in the past year, you'll be getting your money's worth :).
More seriously, One Common Unity is an amazing organization with tons of amazing programming. It was through them that I got involved in helping my friend and yoga-buddy/instructor/amazing-person Aqeel teach yoga and mindfulness to middle schoolers in the fall of 2016, which eventually let to me doing yoga teacher training and all sorts of stuff like that. That experience was an amazing one for me, and hopefully also for the kids, and raising money here is part of my way of paying that back.
OCU also does a whole host of other amazing programs for youth in DC; I highly recommend checking out their web page, buying the Fly by Light video, and supporting them (or other organizations you care about) if you're able.
Thanks in advance!!! Much love and peace!