A Milestone for the David Louis Cunha Foundation.

Dear Friends,

We are proud and yet most humbled to announce a milestone for the David Louis Cunha Foundation.  This past June, David’s Foundation exceeded $ 101,000.00 in donations to Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts children in need.  We are so very thankful.  We could have never foreseen this back in those dark early days of January, 2015.  When David left us, we knew immediately we had to honor and celebrate his life in some lasting way.  But we never imagined this.  And the only way we have been able and privileged to accomplish what we have is because of YOUYOU are the Foundation.  YOU have made it possible for us to assist these children and their families.  Even through these last two years when we’ve had to scale back our fundraising efforts due to the Covid situation, you have been there for us.   Without you, the David Louis Cunha Foundation would not exist.

So, as David’s Foundation has done time and time again, we heartfully and most sincerely THANK YOU for your kindness, your friendship, and your support on many levels.  And please, always remember, if there is a child and family that you believe David’s Foundation can assist, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.  We depend upon you to help us.  May God Bless you all with His Love & Care. Thank you.

David Louis Cunha Foundation’s 31 Days of Prizes August 2022 Fundraiser !!!

Dear Friends,

Announcing the David Louis Cunha Foundation’s 31 Days of Prizes August 2022 Fundraiser !!

Due to the ongoing Covid situation, our traditional fundraiser gathering will return next year in 2023.  Our calendar fundraiser last year was a huge success…so we are going to repeat it ! Tickets are available now !! There will be prizes and suprises ! Please contact Cheryl at 401-419-2100 or Peter at  dlcf2015@gmail.com  for more info. Thank you !

Mikey Goes To Disney !

Dear Friends,

On March 1st the David Louis Cunha Foundation, through A Wish Come True in Warwick, RI, had the true pleasure of donating $ 5,000.00 to sponsor a young boy’s wish for him and his family to visit Disney World in Florida. Mikey is three years old and has been battling Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) since birth. He underwent a bone marrow transplant at 5 months of age and as "conditioning" for the transplant received the chemotherapy treatments. Mikey is presently doing well and is expected to continue to do so. He and his family will stay at Give Kids The World Village in Florida, the same place David stayed over twenty three years ago. Give Kids The World Village is a non-profit resort that provides a weeklong vacation to children with critical illnesses and their families. Mikey will be able to go on all the rides for his age J and meet all of the Disney characters.

Thanks to your kindness and support, Mikey will experience this once in a lifetime dream. We are sure that he and his family will always treasure their Disney memories. Thank you all so very much for making Mikey’s wish possible !! All that David’s Foundation is able to accomplish is THANKS TO YOU !! Thank you all so very much for your kindness and support. And please stay tuned for more great news coming real soon.

Welcome 2022 !

Dear Friends,

Please stay tuned for exciting news from the David Louis Cunha Foundation 2022 !! Assistance to children in need, our annual fundraiser, and so much more….including a wonderful milestone ! And as always, THANK YOU all for your incredible support !!

David Louis Cunha Foundation Sends Elijah To Disney !

Dear Friends,

On Wednesday, June 30th, the David Louis Cunha Foundation, through A Wish Come True in Warwick, RI, had the true pleasure of donating $ 5,000.00 to sponsor a young boy’s wish for him and his family to visit Disney World in Florida. Elijah is four years old and sadly has been battling leukemia since birth. But he is well enough presently to make the trip to Disney to see his favorite friend...Mickey Mouse! Elijah and his family will stay at Give Kids The World Village in Florida, the same place David stayed over twenty two years ago. Give Kids The World Village is a non-profit resort that provides a weeklong vacation to children with critical illnesses and their families. Elijah will be able to go on all the rides and meet all of the Disney characters.

Thanks to your kindness and support, Elijah will experience this once in a lifetime dream. We are sure that he and his family will always treasure their Disney memories. Thank you all so very much for making Elijah’s wish possible !! All that David’s Foundation is able to accomplish is THANKS TO YOU !! Thank you all so very much for your kindness and support. And please stay tuned for more great news !

David Louis Cunha Foundation 2021 Fundraiser! 31 Days of Prizes !!

31 DAYS OF PRIZES AUGUST 2021 !!

On Sunday, August 1st, David’s Foundation will kick off its 31 Days of Prizes Fundraiser ! A chance to win one daily prize during the month and then all ticket holders are eligible for the grand prize of $1000 on August 31st !

Tickets are on sale now !  Please contact Cheryl Cunha @ 401-419-2100 or Peter Cunha @ dlcf2015@gmail.com for more information or to purchase tickets.  Thank you !

David Louis Cunha Foundation 2021 Scholarships !

Congratulations to Jessica Balcom and Robert Squillante – 2021 recipients of David Louis Cunha Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to Smithfield High School graduating seniors who have excelled in community service and embody the generous heart and character that defined David. Winners are chosen by a panel of some of David’s former teachers from the high school and middle school. Jessica and Robert each received $1,000.00 to put towards their first year of college. Congratulations once again. And we would like to take this opportunity to recognize and offer our heartfelt thanks to our dear friend Luigia Solda, Librarian & Media Specialist at Smithfield High School. Luigia was a teacher & good friend of David’s throughout his four years at Smithfield High, and was so very instrumental in the creation of the David Louis Cunha Foundation Scholarship. Each year Luigia sees the scholarship process through from the very beginning to the very end. A lot of time & work ! Thank you, Luigia….for your caring, kindness, and friendship. And as always, THANK YOU ALL for your wonderful support.

Welcome to 2021 !!

Dear Friends,

With the beginning of 2021, we hope and pray the New Year will bring better times for us all.

As you know, due to unprecedented health and financial hardships and restrictions brought on by the Covid19 crisis, the David Louis Cunha Foundation was forced to cancel its annual fundraiser in 2020. But because of your most generous and kindhearted support over the last five years, David’s Foundation was able to donate over $12,000.00 in 2020 to children in need and their families. Since its inception in 2015, the David Louis Cunha Foundation has been privileged to provide over $84,800.00 in donations to Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts children. And most certainly…we have only been able to do so because of YOU. YOU make all possible.

As we look ahead in 2021, David’s Foundation will persevere in its mission to serve children with terminal and life threatening medical conditions…and children who are in need of some compassion and a helping hand in their daily lives. Please do not forget us. We are still here. Please let us know if you should know of a child who you believe David’s Foundation could help.

Thank you all so very much for your kindness and support.

David Louis Cunha Foundation’s Christmas Giving.

"Christmas is the time of year where want is keenly felt and abundance rejoices".

Dear Friends,

In years past as the Christmas season came upon us, David’s Foundation would be preparing for its annual Christmas Giving to children in need…children who do not experience the joys and happiness of Christmas that most children do. This year we do the same, but, as we all have witnessed or experienced firsthand, the Covid crisis has brought unprecedented hardships. There are countless families just trying to make ends meet, let alone putting presents under a Christmas tree. That is why David’s Foundation’s Christmas Giving this year will not only include toys and clothes for children, but also some bare necessities needed by struggling families with children. As always, we are only able to do this because of YOU and your most generous and steadfast support over the years. Thank you all so much…and please stay tuned for more news.

Thank You!

Hello Friends,

This page is currently under construction !  In time it will be dedicated to express our most sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all of our wonderful friends & family for their amazing support of David's Foundation.

Please stay tuned !