Morning & Evening Waves Charities

One of the intentions for these classes is to give back to the community. We support a different organization each month by donating $1 from all class admissions. 

If you feel called, please consider donating to the following organizations that we have raised funds for.

Links to the organizations are in blue:

Saint Mark's Church

As a diverse and inclusive Episcopal Church on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery is committed to expressing God’s love through worship and music, social justice activism, service, education, and celebration of the arts. The congregation practices radical welcome, accepting all who wish to experience God as part of a loving and active community. Wherever anyone may be in their religious or spiritual journey, of whatever faith or background, everyone is invited to join us as we work to live out God’s love in the world.

 

Golden Bridge

Golden Bridge is dedicated to our collective liberation through the birthing of embodied, global leaders and the bridging of peoples from diverse walks and ways. Golden Bridge supports individuals and communities as they heal and move into collaborative service and leadership. Our leaders are empowered to move into the world from a place of deep kinesthetic connection with themselves, their people, with the earth, and with all of life, seen and unseen. At the foundation of all of our programs is somatic, dance-based processes that educate people about how to renegotiate trauma and shock in the body; how to express oneself in radically authentic and life-serving ways; and how to access one’s vision, one’s will, and ultimately one’s capacity to practically develop and implement one’s creative work in the world.

 

United Soup Kitchens United Soup Kitchens in Israel (USK) is a network of 22 public restaurants serving free home-cooked meals to over 6,935 indigent elderly men and women every day of the year.

St Joe's Soup Kitchen St. Joseph’s Soup Kitchen has a long and distinguished record of feeding those in need in New York City. Our mission is simple: to feed the hungry and the homeless in a warm and welcoming environment every Saturday afternoon.

Radio Diaries Radio Diaries tells the extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Since 1996, we’ve been giving people tape recorders and working with them to report on their own lives and histories. We’ve collaborated with teenagers and octogenarians, prisoners and prison guards, gospel preachers and bra saleswomen, the famous and the unknown…and along the way we’ve helped pioneer a new form of citizen journalism. 

Cameron Peak Fire Response Fund United Way of Larimer County is accepting donations to support individuals and agencies working to assist evacuees and others affected by the Cameron Peak Fire. Burning since August 13, the Cameron Peak Fire has grown to be the largest wildfire in Colorado history, claiming residences and other structures in its wake.

Art-Start uses the creative process to nurture the voices, hearts, and minds of historically marginalized youth, offering a space for them to imagine, believe, and represent their creative vision for their lives and communities.

Black Lives Matter is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

Movement Liberation offers embodied and somatic healing workshops and retreats for people of color.

Grand Foundation - Wildfire Emergency Fund 100% of donations to the Grand County Wildfire Emergency Fund will support the needs of Grand County residents who have been evacuated, displaced, or have lost their homes during the Grand County Wildfires. 

The Rescue Alliance aims to create a web of comprehensive, compassionate care for each individual experiencing homelessness so they feel loved and cared for along their journey towards restoration.

The Prospector dedicated to providing meaningful employment to people with disabilities through the operation of a first-run movie theater in Ridgefield, CT.

Syzygy Dance Project transforms lives through dance, offering classes for inmates, veterans, recovering addicts, chronic illness patients, and the elderly. 

5Rhythms Reach Out offers the 5Rhythms movement practice to diverse communities as a way to transform chaos and crisis into connection and creativity.

The Trevor Project focuses on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. 

RAICES defends the rights of immigrants and refugees, empowers individuals, families and communities and advocates for liberty and justice for all. 

Brainy Camps help youth with chronic health conditions live well and reach their potential.

The Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy is committed to the belief that everyone possesses a sensitivity to music that can be utilized for personal growth and development.

The Lineage Project teaches trauma-aware mindfulness to support the mental health and holistic well-being of young people, ages 11 to 24, navigating incarceration, foster care, homelessness, school suspension, psychiatric care, and other serious challenges.

HomeBoy Industries Homeboy Industries is the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. For over 30 years, we have stood as a beacon of hope in Los Angeles to provide training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.

The Rainbow Push Coalition The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is an international human and civil rights organization founded by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. RPC seeks to empower people through the effective use of grassroots advocacy, issue orientation, and connections between the greater community and the disenfranchised. 

 

Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is working to secure a world where natural habitats and environments can sustain, and be sustained by, the communities that depend upon them for their basic needs and livelihoods.