Aikido Kenkyukai USA 2016 Campaign

$1,766 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 12 months
Lia Suzuki
for Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara
 LOS ANGELES, CA

9560851_1457980846.6228_funddescription.Aikido Kenkyukai International, USA ("AKI USA") is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Every year we work to raise money so we can continue our important work in the community. This work includes, but is not limited to:

 - Providing scholarships to those in need. With your help, we have provided nearly $25,000 worth of scholarships! Recipients include low-income youth, military veterans with PTSD, and other underserved populations.

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 - Offering Aikido seminars with world renowned instructors. Each year we host at least two seminars, attracting practitioners of all skill levels from around the globe. Scholarships are also available to those in need for these seminars.

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 - Launching our "Deshi Program" (Immersion Program). Candidates from around the globe have begun applying for our Deshi Program. We need to provide a dedicated training space for these young practitioners, thereby supporting the future of Aikido.

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 - Creating new relationships with overseas dojo, thus enriching the experiences of our young members. Last year one of our 17-year-old members accompanied me on my European Tour, co-teaching youth classes there and participating fully (most times being my main "uke") in adults classes.

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Currently, our most pressing need is new tatami for our Los Angeles dojo! The ones we are using are about 20 years old and are falling apart.

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Any amount helps! Please give what you can!

Lia
Head Instructor / Executive Director

PS: AKI USA is under the umbrella of Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
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Update 4
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4 months ago
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Check out the latest update. Give what you can to help us continue our scholarship
scholarship program
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Update 3
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4 months ago
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Check out this video update.
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Update 2
Posted by Lia Suzuki
10 months ago
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You won't hear from me again about fundraising until the end of the year. I promise!

My Birthday: May 18 | Birthday Goal: $5,000

My birthday wish is to get AT LEAST half-way to my 2016 fundraising goal of $10,000. I'll be promoting this page today and tomorrow, May 18.

Please take a look at the fundraiser and give what you can.

Any amount helps.

Thanks in advance!

Lia
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Update 1
Posted by Lia Suzuki
11 months ago
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AKI Los Angeles Fundraiser Results: We're Getting There!

Hello!

Those of you who have already donated, thank you for your generous donation!

So far, we've raised $3,306!

This includes donations from our Roll-A-Thon, Silent Auction, Film Screening, GoFundMe pages, and even a $1,000 donation from Takeda Shihan!

Although this falls short of our final goal of $8,600, we can get the ball rolling now. We have ordered 2 initial strips of matting, which will cover about a third of the training surface. In order to get all 5 strips of matting and cover the entire training area, we need an additional $5,294. And to get them into production so they arrive in time for our May seminar, we need to order by this Friday!

So if anyone you know is in a position to support our cause, now's the time to ask them! Just send them this link:

https://www.gofundme.com/aikido

Or better yet, create your own GoFundMe online fundraiser for AKI USA by using this link:

https://www.gofundme.com/mvc. php?route=charitysearch&term= 263847946

Supporters can also send a check to:

Aikido Kenkyukai
PO Box 351
Santa Barbara, CA 93012

All donations are tax-deductible.

Looking forward to training together at our Los Angeles dojo!!

Lia Suzuki

Head Instructor / Executive Director
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$1,766 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 12 months
Created February 29, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara, CA
EIN: 263847946
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$50
Chris Chirgwin
2 months ago
CL
$35
Curtis Lauber
2 months ago
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$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
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PN
$100
Peter Nowak
3 months ago
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SS
$100
Scott Shapiro
3 months ago
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for Elishai Shapiro

JP
$25
Jeff Paine
3 months ago
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for Elishai's roll-a-thon

VR
$30
Valerie von Raffay
3 months ago
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"for Elishai's roll-a-thon

LS
$40
Lynn & Armand Shapiro
3 months ago
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For Elishai Shapiro's roll-a-thon

AP
$20
Alexandra Pelly
3 months ago
$30
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