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Fuel the Chaos Monkeys' Creative Quest to the Global Stage

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Help The Chaos Monkeys Take Their Creativity to the Global Stage!

Our children are part of a remarkable team called "The Chaos Monkeys." These spirited sixth-graders from South Orange County, California, have embarked on an extraordinary journey with Destination Imagination (DI), a program that nurtures creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork through STEAM-based challenges.

In their very first year participating in DI, The Chaos Monkeys have achieved the unthinkable...

They not only won first place in California for all of middle school in the "In Motion" challenge but also earned the prestigious Da Vinci Award for their innovative approach.

Their performance, which creatively reimagined the Terracotta Warriors in modern-day New York City, captivated audiences and judges alike, delivering a powerful message about the dangers of prejudice.

Now, these young innovators have the opportunity of a lifetime – to represent California at the DI Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri, in May!

They will compete against teams from across the globe, showcasing their talents and creativity on an international stage. This achievement is beyond our wildest dreams, and we couldn't be more proud of their hard work and dedication.

However, to make this dream a reality, we need your help, and we need it quickly.

The costs associated with attending the Global Finals are significant, including registration fees, travel, accommodation, and meals. As a team, we are committed to raising $12000 to cover these expenses and ensure that every team member can participate in this life-changing experience.

Here's the critical part: we need to raise the initial $5500 for the registration fee by April 17, which is just 5 days away!

The remaining funds for travel and accommodations must be raised by May 4.

By supporting The Chaos Monkeys, you are not only helping them compete at the Global Finals but also investing in their growth, education, and the development of essential life skills that will benefit them far beyond this competition. Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a meaningful difference in their journey.

We promise to keep you updated on their progress and share their experiences from the Global Finals. Your support means the world to us and will be forever appreciated. Thank you for considering our request and for being a part of The Chaos Monkeys' incredible journey. Together, let's help these young dreamers display their creativity on a global stage!

With gratitude,
Sean Tauber
On behalf of The Chaos Monkeys and their families

To learn more about Destination Imagination and the Global Finals, please visit:


  • Leslie Herleikson
    • $100 
    • 18 d
  • Chris Alvarado
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Carissa Fleshman
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Suvi Tarvainen
    • $40 
    • 1 mo

Fundraising team (5)

Sean Tauber
Irvine, CA
Shannon Christianson
Team member
Shannon Stoker
Team member
Angel Tauber
Team member
Paula Hewett
Team member

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