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Community day of love & service!

We've made it a goal to host a community event every month to finish out 2016! Join us on Sunday 9/25 for a day of yoga, activities, and serving the local homeless. 

The last time we got together for a day like this, the positive vibes were strong:

We love making care package goodie bags that are useful for the local homeless folks. Below are some items we purchased all thanks to previous financial donations!

We'll also be getting some dry food & snacks with the goal of making 60 goodie bags. If you have other ideas let us know by reaching out to info@eayikes.org or on social media somewhere :)

If you're coming, please RSVP (click)! Thanks everybody!

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Kinjaz Collabo and Love!

                                                            Click to go to our Indiegogo campaign!

                                                           Click to go to our Indiegogo campaign!

Yesterday was just an amazing, powerful, life affirming day!  My old friends Mike and Anthony were working a video for the crowdfunding campaign of Eayikes, a non profit I work on with some friends. They are world renowned hip hop dancers so to have their support meant the world. I just thought that it meant that they were shooting a video where they voice their support. Little did I know that they went and choreographed a whole piece, and brought out members of their crew Kinjaz, and their videographer Jon. It was a pretty profound thing to witness, to see old friends who are masters of their craft using their talents to creating a video to raise awareness to a cause that you believe in with all your heart.

I was able to see dance in a new light. I've always appreciated it and loved to watch it, and to dance like a madman at festivals, but this was different, it was profound. They would ask each other, "what's our intent and motivation?" and they would respond, "It's for the kids" and "Eayikes"! So when they would go through a take and I would watch, it just brought a whole new meaning and appreciation for these folks giving themselves completely. 

Thankful for!

  1. Friends who will support your dream!
  2. A new appreciation of dance!
  3. To be able to pick my friends' brains at this stage of their growth and evolution
  4. KINJAZ!
  5. For not giving up on this process when hope wasn't to be found at times, it was all training to gain the perspective of gratitude and see the value of process!!!!

Here it is!!!

Quoteski /// "The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To see them put their love, sweat, thinking, and bodies on the line to make a video for Eayikes that will hopefully help us reach our crowdfunding goal, and then be able to serve more people and do more programs was a beautiful thing to witness. KINJABANG!!

Peace,
Ray

 

 

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Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign!

Hey Y'all! We've got about a month left on our crowdfunding campaign push as we march towards building more programs and putting on more events to bring together people, connect them, then empower them to share their gifts with the world! We're at about 40% of our $6500 goal, but we're coming with reinforcements! Our buddies, The Kinjaz, will be releasing a video to their community to share the campaign and encourage donations for Eayikes! How sick is that!!??!

That marks just how big this time is right now. It's a point where all of our ideas and work that we've been putting in for the past 3 years has a real opportunity to break out form our small group of folks and into communities, social circles, and the many friends out there that we haven't met yet. It's hard to describe just the positivity that is circulating, in knowing that steps are happening now so that we can build a sustainable community of people that are motivated to give back, to support people, and to be the greatest version of themselves. There is nothing else that I would rather commit my life then to that cause right there!!!

Thanks for all the support and click the link below to check out the campaign!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/eayikes-transforming-lives-1-connection-at-a-time/x/5022601

Much Love,

Ray

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