By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 29, 2020 at 12:01 PM

Last year, OnMilwaukee reported that Karate America Brookfield, Pewaukee and Menomonee Falls raised $19,000 to purchase everything on the Milwaukee VA Medical Center's wish list from a local Target.

This year, Karate America has raised its goal and hopes to raise $40,000 in order to cross everything off the list.

"I was deeply moved by the items that our veterans were wishing for: things like socks and underwear," says Kyle Mealy of Karate America. "Not what you'd think would be on a 'wish list.'"

To help raise this amount of money, families and individuals are encouraged to purchase boards.  Later, they can attend an event where they are taught by professionals how to break them. Instructors will also do board-breaking demos.


Here's a cool video showing last year's event:  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=374357323292327
"So, they literally 'knock out' the VA wish list by raising money and it all ends in that epic Target shopping spree," says Mealy.

Wanna be a part of this extraordinary act of kindness? Get more information by clicking here.

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.