Sunday, September 5, 2010

Results of Tae Kwon Do CHISWEA Fundraiser

I’m pleased to report that the Tae Kwon Do fundraiser for the junior warriors of CHISWEA was a huge success!

Through your generosity, we were able to raise over $4,500 for new training equipment!

I’m also happy to report that a portion of the funds have already been put to exciting use. Thanks to Chris Lassonde and his massive hockey bag, we were able to transport the first batch of equipment via airline luggage, thus avoiding shipping charges. The boys are already breaking in their new focus mitts and sparring equipment, and we’ve got video footage to prove it. You’ll be amazed at the difference proper equipment has visibly made in their training.

Before I left I was also able to commission the building of a security cabinet for storing all the expensive equipment being donated. Over the next few weeks I’ll determine how best to apply the remaining funds and further investigate reliable yet economic shipping options available for getting the rest of the equipment where it belongs. I will also do my best to work with volunteers still on the ground to document the boys using more equipment as it comes.

Congratulations on making a such fun and meaningful impact on these children’s lives. Bravo!