#GivingTuesday is an online worldwide event honoring the season of giving. As we reflect on the many ways that individual donors and volunteers have supported the YogaCare community in the past year, we are so grateful. You have helped us serve over 212 individuals with over 750 encounters in areas such as South Chicago, Englewood, Woodlawn, South Shore, East Side, Back of the Yards, and many others where affordable yoga programs are hard to find or non-existent. You have also helped us provide scholarships for two of our students to become teachers with Rich Logan's Live Work Yoga training program.
Meet Roseann Chico and Adrienne' Cherry
As an avid student of the Saturday yoga class and resident of South Chicago, Roseann has experienced healing on multiple levels. "I hadn't felt so welcomed in the 'old neighborhood' in such a very long time. I have seen YogaCare help people deal with physical matters, depression issues, including myself. Everyone feels so much better after class." About her teacher training program, Roseann says, "I love it and I can't wait to share yoga with the community," as she hopes to teach yoga to seniors and youth.
Adrienne' attends Englewood and South Chicago classes, where she has felt yoga to calm her anxiety and heal her wrist. She says, "To find a place that welcomes you to 'just be' did something to me. Yoga helped me figure out what my anxiety was about, and it helped me face it. As my pastor says, 'You can't fix what you can't face.'" She plans to integrate her yoga training into her work as a speech therapist with children after completing the program in February.
YogaCare needs your support to sustain these vital classes. Our goal on #GivingTuesday and throughout the 2015 holiday season is to raise $6,750 by 1/1/16 to sustain existing programs for 1 year. You can help hundreds like Roseann and Adrienne' benefit from the healing communities we create, and even support more on their way to becoming teachers.
Won't you help us today by making a one-time or monthly gift to support our programs?
Sincerely yours in service,
The YogaCare Team