Incredibly Blessed To Live On Staten Island!
As we plunge into the holiday season, it's all about giving back to those in need. A dojo in Eltingville knows this spirit of charity better than anyone else.
Earlier this month, Bushido Dojo of the South Shore hosted its annual throw-a-thon. Sensei David Goodwin started this fundraiser 8 years ago to help the nonprofit organization, Incredibly Blessed. This event devotes a day for martial arts students to complete as many judo throws as possible within 60 seconds. Sponsors pledged donations per throw, ranging from a quarter all the way to $10. According to the organization's founder, Annmarie Cotello, Incredibly Blessed is working with Staten Island University Hospital to provide toys, games, and entertainment to around 13 children in chemotherapy treatment. They hope to provide a drop of light into the struggle these children are facing.
This charitable event not only helps kids in need but the young martial arts students, as well. Sensei David spoke about how altruism is an integral part of the message he is teaching his students, and the overall message of judo-- to be able to help those in need. The youngsters of the dojo also conveyed the sense of accomplishment they felt being able to give back.
This touching event reminds us of the true meaning of the holiday season. Beyond material items or fancy parties, love and charity is what makes this time so special. As a family-run brokerage, these values are close to our hearts. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, or simply need some real estate advice, don't hesitate to call us at 718-370-3200. Feel free to visit our website tomcrimminsrealty.com or stop by our main office on 304 Manor rd to talk with a licensed real estate professional.