Upcountry Kid's Club

$9,663 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 31 months
My name is Jennifer Lynn.  At the tender age of 28 I was diagnosed with level 4 malignant melanoma.  Yikes!  My young brain could not compute the prognosis that said I had only a 30 % chance of living cancer-free.  But through countless miracles, I did survive.  That early wake up call got me rethinking my priorities and questioning the systems we are raised to take as normal, functional and good.  The endless push towards more expansion, more profits, more money... where was it going?  Our intellects were being honed, but our connection to nature, to different cultures, and our own inner guidance was being ignored.  More of us were over working to the point of sickness then using our hard earned money to try and heal.  I wanted to change this madness for myself and for others.  I wanted to leave a legacy of betterment.

So I quit the corporate world and started farming and doing yoga.  I've been teaching yoga for 20 years.  In that time, countless people have come to class and often cried tears of joy for the opprotunity to take time for self-care and rediscover their bodies and ressurect their dreams.  I recenlty expanded my studio on Maui to include a second room so we can include kid's classes and eventually offer daycare at the studio so parents can come to class more often.   The resources for this expansion are coming from you, the community of people wanting to rebalance our lives and include greater self-care, community healing, and empowerment to change our lives for the better. 

So far we've raised close to $10,000.  Amazing.  This has paid for the deposit and first two months rent for the new space.  I've used credit cards and a small business loan to cover the rennovations.  So far they have totalled $15,000.  The studio is up and running and parents and kids are enjoying the new classes.  However, I am struggling to make ends meet because of the debt for the renovations.  I am hoping, we are all hoping that another call out for support will put us in the black so the studio can run sustainably.  We have a 5 year lease and we ant those 5 years to offer healing joyful movement and community connection in a sacred space. 

Many hands make light work.  Just a small donation from each of you, followed by a shout out to a few friends will get the moemntum going and with the smallest effort, a wave of goodness will wash over our small island.  Yoga is not about jumping around on a mat, it is about developing an inclusive consciousness where it is natural to care for each other and the earth in the way we live our day to day lives.  This is good for our community and good for a world moving away from diconnected destructive growth into sustain joyful living.  
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Remember FUBU (pronounced 'fooboo')? It means "For You By You". That is the essence of our studio. We are not non-profit but we are not about profit. We want sacred space for kids and adults to share yoga, dance, music and art. And because of you it is working! Just 138 more donations of $100 and we have our expansion debt paid off and can sail smoothly. Many hands make light work.
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So heart warming to see what YOU have created for the children of Maui. Our studio is up and running, kids are dancing and singing because of generous contributions from friends and strangers! Human kindness is so mind blowing. As summer approaches, we need to install AC to keep the keiki cool in our upstairs studio. Many hands make light work. Together we can do this and make life a bit sweeter for the kids and parents.
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OMG the new flooring has been installed and it is gorgeous! You funded this and we cannot thank you enough. Bobby Reader and Jeff Soulier worked their asses off (me too) and we got the flooring in on Thanksgiving day. We are so thankful to YOU for funding this community project. Watch the video to see what your contributions created. Mahalo Nui Loa!
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$9,663 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 31 months
Created August 6, 2016
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$15
Anonymous
19 months ago
BB
$100
Betsy Best
19 months ago

Will miss you at MCC, so will see you at your studio this fall. Thanks for all you do.

MO
$100
Mary Elizabeth O'Malley
20 months ago

Go Jen go! I love what you are doing for our community.

GO
$100
Gabe O'Sullivan
20 months ago

Our family is so grateful for this resource in our community. You are an inspiration Jennifer!

JK
$150
Jasmine Kilborn
24 months ago

Awesome Jen! Can't wait to check it out!!

DD
$100
Dan dorfler
24 months ago

Congratulations on your growing business !

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