Charity of the Quarter
John Wayne beat lung cancer in 1964. He died 15 years later after a struggle with cancer of the stomach. During this difficult period, he became passionate about helping others fight this terrible disease.
To honor his memory, his family created the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF) with the mission to bring courage, strength, and grit to the fight against cancer. JWCF funds novel and innovative programs that improve cancer patients’ outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support.
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks.
Since 1998, GriefWorks has provided healing and hope to over 10,000 people – children, teens, adults, and families. We have brought grief support to schools, homes, and the workplace. And we have trained professionals and volunteers in the community, equipping them to further support the bereaved. If you or someone you know is seeking compassionate care and companionship for the journey through grief, please contact us today.