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:
"So, they literally 'knock out' the VA wish list by raising money and it all ends in that epic Target shopping spree," says Mealy.

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Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.