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Non Profit School Burglarized

$4,375 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 8 months
Created August 21, 2017

UPDATE 9/20/17: We have big news, with a surprising twist! Read on…

First, a big THANK YOU to friends, family and media for sharing our story. We’re so grateful for your support. Now, it has led to something bigger than we ever could’ve imagined…

This story began in August 2017, when, shortly before our first day of class, thieves plundered our small, soul-centered New Mexican school, taking all of our electronics (laptops, tablets, microscopes, and more) and some student guitars and piano keyboards.

The burglar(s) took a significant amount of our critical supplies, and we asked for your help. As we approached the halfway mark to our goal (again, huge thanks to our donors!), another incredible thing happened…

Today, one month later, this situation has sparked a major opportunity that could be a total game-changer for us…

As you may or may not know, our little school shares a space with another non-profit organization. Though we have the highest respect for our co-tenant, the burglary made us realize that whenever we share space, some things aren’t always within our control.

The big news: A potential solo space has come our way.

We’re doing everything in our power to make it happen, and have increased our GoFundMe goal to $80,000 for help with down payment and minor remodel needs.

And what will we do in this space?

Chinook Spirit Children’s Academy (CSCA) is a private, nonprofit K-8 school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here, we integrate academics, creativity and consciousness through daily meditation and a full curriculum. 

The Dalai Lama has a beautiful vision about raising the consciousness of our world, one that we can embrace fully: “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

At CSCA, children are loved and nurtured as spiritual beings. All goodness principles—western and eastern—are embraced. Students are always encouraged to ask themselves what resonates with them, to pick and choose what they embrace. They learn to follow their own creative consciousness, and in turn, will have a genuine interest in finding their own truths about their world and themselves.

Our students are creative, hardworking, compassionate kids who give back to the community. Their potential is immense. By serving them, we change the world, one child at a time.

Your support for this groundbreaking endeavor will help spirit-filled children become even better global citizens. If you can’t donate, please help by sharing this fundraiser with family and friends. Every dollar helps.

Thank you for supporting the Chinook Spirit Kids! Watch them change the world.

#END Update#


Shortly before our first day of class, thieves plundered our small, soul-centered school—taking all of our electronics (laptops, tablets, microscopes, and more) and some student guitars and piano keyboards.

Chinook Spirit Children’s Academy (CSCA) is a private, nonprofit K-8 school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here, we integrate academics, creativity and consciousness through daily meditation and weekly service projects or field trips. Children are loved and nurtured as spiritual beings. All goodness principles—western and eastern—are embraced. Students are always encouraged to ask themselves what resonates with them, to pick and choose what they embrace.

The burglar(s) took a significant amount of supplies that we use daily throughout the school year, and we’re asking for your help. Donations will be used to replace this much-needed gear and help provide these bright young minds with the enriching experiences they deserve.

Our students are creative, hardworking, compassionate kids who give back to the community. Their potential is immense. By serving them, we change the world, one child at a time.

While we’re especially in need as soon as possible (as school is now in session), donations at any time are INCREDIBLY helpful and appreciated. Your support helps these spirit-filled children become even better citizens of the world. If you can’t donate, please help by sharing this fundraiser with family and friends. Every dollar helps.

Thank you for supporting the Chinook Spirit Kids!

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Our Gratitude Gift to You!

We are excited to delight you with this short and oh so sweet Art and Music Showcase.
Join us and watch our Chinook Spirit in action!
Let us say thank you for all you've done.

WHEN?
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
3:15-4:00 pm

WHERE?
Chinook Spirit Children's Academy
5621 Paradise Blvd. NW 87114

Come by and watch our kids show off their sparkle!
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UPDATE 9/20/17: We have big news, with a surprising twist! Read on…

First, a big THANK YOU to friends, family and media for sharing our story. We're so grateful for your support. Now, it has led to something bigger than we ever could've imagined…

This story began in August 2017, when, shortly before our first day of class, thieves plundered our small, soul-centered New Mexican school, taking all of our electronics (laptops, tablets, microscopes, and more) and some student guitars and piano keyboards.

The burglar(s) took a significant amount of our critical supplies, and we asked for your help. As we approached the halfway mark to our goal (again, huge thanks to our donors!), another incredible thing happened…

Today, one month later, this situation has sparked a major opportunity that could be a total game-changer for us…

As you may or may not know, our little school shares a space with another non-profit organization. Though we have the highest respect for our co-tenant, the burglary made us realize that whenever we share space, some things aren't always within our control.

The big news: A potential solo space has come our way.

We're doing everything in our power to make it happen, and have increased our GoFundMe goal to $80,000 for help with down payment and minor remodel needs.

And what will we do in this space?

Chinook Spirit Children's Academy (CSCA) is a private, nonprofit K-8 school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here, we integrate academics, creativity and consciousness through daily meditation and a full curriculum.

The Dalai Lama has a beautiful vision about raising the consciousness of our world, one that we can embrace fully: "If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation."

At CSCA, children are loved and nurtured as spiritual beings. All goodness principles-western and eastern-are embraced. Students are always encouraged to ask themselves what resonates with them, to pick and choose what they embrace. They learn to follow their own creative consciousness, and in turn, will have a genuine interest in finding their own truths about their world and themselves.

Our students are creative, hardworking, compassionate kids who give back to the community. Their potential is immense. By serving them, we change the world, one child at a time.

Your support for this groundbreaking endeavor will help spirit-filled children become even better global citizens. If you can't donate, please help by sharing this fundraiser with family and friends. Every dollar helps.

Thank you for supporting the Chinook Spirit Kids! Watch them change the world.


#END Update#
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