2018 Comes To An End – Thank You All For Your Wonderful Support !

Dear Friends, 

Since its inception in 2015, the David Louis Cunha Foundation has been privileged to provide over $ 38,500.00 in donations to Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts children in need.  In 2018, David's Foundation was able to proudly donate $ 15,050.00 to these children.  And all we do is made possible by YOU.

Thanks to your kind generosity and most valued support, David’s Foundation was able to accomplish the following in 2018:

On January 1st, to commemorate David’s 24th birthday, the David Louis Cunha Foundation donated an additional $ 1,750.00 to the Edward Madden Open Hearts Camp to purchase a much-needed new AED (Automated External Defibrillator) along with three sets of adult & child pads, and backup batteries.  An AED is used to react to and treat sudden cardiac arrest.  This AED is crucial to the operation of the camp and the well being of the campers.

  • February – Monster Tough 4 Davis Fundraiser. A donation of $ 500.00 was given to the Monster Tough 4 Davis Fundraiser in Warwick.  The fundraiser was for Davis McLarnon, a three-year-old boy who was  diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.  Funds went towards medical bills for the family.
  • May - Scholarships to Smithfield High School. Two $1,000.00 scholarships were awarded to two graduating seniors who excelled more than any of their classmates in community service.
  • July - A Wish Come True / Warwick, RI. A donation of $ 3,000.00 was given to sponsor a young boy’s wish for him and his family to visit Disney World.  Davis is a four year who has been battling a form of brain cancer for quite some time now.  But he was well enough to visit Disney and stay at Give Kids The World Village, the same place David, Cheryl & Peter stayed twenty years ago.
  • July – Open Hearts Camp. A donation of $ 2,000.00 was given to Open Hearts Camp to sponsor eight for a two-week stay.  This camp hosts cardiac children who have undergone open-heart surgeries, many of who have received heart transplants.
  • August – Children’s Wishes / Warwick, RI. A donation of $ 2,000.00 was given to help sponsor a young girl’s wish for her and her Mom & Dad to visit Disney World in Florida.  Four year old Violet was born with cancer, Infantile Fibrosarcoma.

And this past Christmas season, David's Foundation was most pleased to have been able to donate $ 3,800.00 to the following groups & agencies who specifically help children…children who do not experience the joys of Christmas that most do…children with no homes or who are away from their homes for good reason…children who are in great need of some Christmas kindness.

Adoption Rhode Island
Banner Of Love
Christmas Is For Kids
Friends Way
Layla’s Dream Toy Drive
Saint Michael’s Parish Outreach
Smithfield Rotary Club
Tannerhill House

 

The David Louis Cunha Foundation once again wishes to heartfully and most sincerely thank you for your caring, kindness and support...support in so many ways.  We welcome 2019 as another year we are blessed to be able to reach out and help children.  As always, if you should know of a family or children’s agency or group who you believe David’s Foundation could help, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We ALL make a wonderful team.  And all we do, is always in the LOVING MEMORY AND HONOR OF OUR DAVID

 

 

 

David Louis Cunha Foundation Christmas Gifting

David Louis Cunha Foundation Christmas Gifting

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

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Dear Friends of the David Louis Cunha Foundation,

As in the past three Christmas seasons, David’s Foundation will once again this Christmas reach out to children in need... children who do not experience the joys of Christmas that most do…children with no homes or who are away from their homes for good reason…children who are in great need of some Christmas kindness. We will also again reach out to local agencies who specifically help those children.

We have so much planned already for this Christmas season, but we turn to you once again for your help. Help us connect to families and children in need. If you should know of a family or a children’s agency who you believe David’s Foundation could assist during this holiday time, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

Together, as David’s Foundation, we can all help children who are in need this Christmas season. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you.

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THANK YOU !! The 4th Annual David Louis Cunha Foundation Fundraiser – A HUGE SUCCESS !

Hello Everyone,
The 4th Annual David Louis Cunha Foundation Fundraiser was a HUGE SUCCESS !
After all expenses were paid, the event raised over $ 33,000.00 !!
A MOST SINCERE AND HEARTFELT THANK YOU to all of you for your support.  We have so much planned for this Christmas season and 2019 promises to be an exceptional year for David’s Foundation. We will be able to reach out to and aid more children in need than ever before. And all that David’s Foundation will accomplish, and has accomplished these past four years, is due to your caring and your continued support. Thank you all once again so very much, and look for more good news to come.

The David Louis Cunha Foundation would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following for their support of our 4th Annual Fundraiser.  

Our Sponsors:

Ann Sabbagh & Seacoast Mortgage Corporation

BankRI

Anthony DiPaola & FGX International

Anonymous

Todd & Susan Harris

Jeffrey & Lisa Popper

William & Maryann Tsonos

Jim & Maggie Busam

Mark & Peggy Plociak

Mark & Denise Meiklejohn

Wendy Gongoleski – Birthday Fundraiser

La Famiglia

Peter & Mary Jane Theroux

Marie Puleo Flaherty & RE/MAX 1st Choice

Smithfield Elks Lodge #2359

Hydro Air Hughes

Fred & Jean Uttley & Ann Marie Bobola (In loving memory of Mrs. Anna E. Clinton)

Sodexo

Flood Ford of East Greenwich

Local Union 226 LIUNA

Pawtucket Credit Union

 

Our Live Auction Winners:

Tracy & Ed Pendergraft

Shirley Grande

Janet Schott

Pete Sangiovanni

David Boucher

Alan Goldberg

Kelly Waiter

Donna Perry

 

Our Silent Auction Winners:

Alan Goldberg

Andrew Pallozzi

Anna Murphy

Carole Stiles

Chantal Faucher

Dan & Pam Greene

David Boucher

Donna Andreozzi

Edward Murphy

Erin & Jorge DeMelo

Evan Perry

Gary Smith

Jennifer Perry

Joseph Tommasiello

Julie Georgio

Karen Aiello

Larry Dionne

Lisa Tommasiello

Lorraine Peloquin

Luigia Solda

Lynn Paton

Michelle Clark

Muriel Lombardo

Paula Pallozzi

Peter Perry

Russell Norton

Shawn Kaiser

Shirley Grande

 

Our Fundraiser Committee:

Jill Patrie

Deborah Gatto

Lisa Tommasiello

Wendy Gongoleski

Marissa Ricciardi

Teri Rozzero

 

Some Very Special People For Their Most Valued Help –

Pattie Saracino

Joyce Perry

Mary Mullen & Odds ’N Ends Marketing

Julie Latessa

Donna & Peter Perry

Linda DePalma

Donna DePalma

Deborah Gatto

Lydia Muccino

Paula Pallozzi

Ed Pendergraft

Tracy Pendergraft

Lainey Dionne

John Morris

Amanda Cordle

Donna Rodriguez

Bryan Sawyer & The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer

Resource Foundation

Erin DeMelo & Sugar Mama’s Sweet & Treats

Adam Mercer & Tapped Apple Winery

The Original Italian Bakery

Michael Cerio & Cerio Communications

John Tassoni & The Smithfield Times

 

Our Volunteers For The Event:

From The Elks Lodge:

Carole Stiles

Keith Stiles

Rick Natalia

Maureen & Dave Tessier

Tim Chilinski

Debbie Tomasso

From BankRI:

Lynn Paton

Sandra Pacheco

 

The Following Special People & Businesses For Their Contributions To Our Live and Silent Auctions: 

Mark Mercurio & Go East Promotions

Peter & Karen Aiello

John Mazzocca

Marianne Lund & Berkshire By The Sea Resort

Steven Ricciardi & Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Cavanaugh Construction / David & Deneene Boucher

Alan Hochman & Alan Hochman Tours Inc.

Providence Biltmore Rhode Island

Debbie Richard & A Wish Come True

 

A.C. Jewelers

Arline McHugh

Barbara Fontaine

Bekah Berger / Cumulus Media

Beth Peltier

Crystal Lake Golf Club

Debbie Gatto

Diamond Hills Vineyard

Donna & Peter Perry

Donna DePalma

Gamm Theatre

Heather Pascale

Jill Patrie

Kassie Randall

Kim Longo

LaGondola Providence

LaSalle Jewelers

Laurel Lane Country Club

Linda DePalma

Lydia Muccino

Mandy Cabral

Marie & Tom Flaherty

Mary Leveille

Mystic Aquarium

New York Yankees

Newport Playhouse

Pamela Leach

Paula Duffy

Paula Pallozzi

Pedro DeJesus

Peter Aiello

Providence Bruins

Providence Performing Arts Center

Rachel Walsh

Rhode Island Philharmonic

Southwest Airlines

Trinity Repertory Theater

Village Paws

Zach Silva & '47 Brand

 

Thank You to you all...our friends and family.  May God Bless you for your kindness and caring. 

“All we do is always in loving memory and honor of David”

 

 

Children’s Wishes – Meet Violet

Children's Wishes - Meet Violet

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Hello Friends,
On Thursday, August 2nd, 2018, David's Foundation had the pleasure of donating $ 2,000.00 to Children’s Wishes in Warwick, RI to help sponsor a young girl’s wish. Four year old Violet and her Mom & Dad will be vacationing at Disney World in Florida. Violet was born with cancer, Infantile Fibrosarcoma. She spent the first nine months of her life in the hospital. Once at home, Violet continued her treatments and fought through a long recovery. But we are most happy to say that she is presently doing well !! Because of your continued support, David’s Foundation is able to help this little girl live her dream of going to Disney World. Thank you all for your kindness and caring.

David Louis Cunha Foundation at the Edward Madden Open Hearts Camp

David Louis Cunha Foundation at the Edward Madden Open Hearts Camp

David Louis Cunha Foundation at the Edward Madden Open Hearts Camp

David Louis Cunha Foundation at the Edward Madden Open Hearts Camp

Hello Everyone,
Some more good news from the David Louis Cunha Foundation !

On Sunday, July 15th, we returned to the Edward Madden Open Hearts Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in the Berkshires. As you may remember, this camp hosts children who have undergone open heart surgeries...many of who have received heart replacements. During the entire Summer, there are children from RI, MA, CT, and ME who attend the camp.

David’s Foundation was most happy to donate $ 2,000.00 to sponsor eight children for a two week stay.

As with our last visit, we found these children to be truly content and excited to be there...and there was no hiding their camaraderie with each other. Though these children have many other friends at home, at this camp they share a common bond among each other...a bond that most others cannot begin to understand the depth of. After a tour of the camp, games and lunch with the kids, discussion with the director & staff AND the children, we left to go back home again feeling most happy that David's Foundation connected with these folks.

Also, as you may also remember, back on January 1st, in commemoration of David’s 24th birthday, David’s Foundation donated $ 1,750.00 to the Open Hearts Camp to purchase a much-needed new AED (Automated External Defibrillator) along with three sets of adult & child pads, and backup batteries. An AED is used to react to and treat sudden cardiac arrest. This AED is crucial to the operation of the camp and the wellbeing of the campers. The AED is stationed in the nurse’s office at all times ...under a plaque which reads “In Loving Memory of David Louis Cunha”.

As always, this is all made possible by your steadfast support of David’s Foundation. THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH. And a special “Thank You” to our dear friend and top sponsor Ann Sabbagh, President of Seacoast Mortgage Corporation, for joining us on our trip. We all look forward to our return next year.

Stay tuned for more good news !

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Bank Rhode Island
Seacoast Mortgage Corporation
Seacoast Mortgage Corporation

A Wish Come True

A Wish Come True - Give Kids The World

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Hello Friends,

On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018, David's Foundation had the pleasure of donating $ 3,000.00 to A Wish Come True to sponsor a young boy's wish. Davis, his Mom & Dad and brother will be vacationing at Disney World in Florida. They will be staying at Give Kids The World Village, the same place David, Cheryl & I stayed twenty years ago. Davis is four years old, and on November 24th, the day he leaves for Disney, he will be five ! (Coincidentally he shares a birth date with Cheryl). Davis has been battling a form of brain cancer for quite some time now....but you wouldn’t know it from spending any time with him....he is so cheerful and full of life ! He has been quite sick for the last year or so, but presently he is feeling good and his doctors have given him the okay to GO ! Davis’s Mom & Dad were most thankful to David’s Foundation and cannot wait to take their little boy to meet his favorite character, Mickey.

The David Louis Cunha Foundation is very pleased to be able to reach out to this family. And we are able to do so because of YOUR support and caring. Thank you all very much...YOU make it possible for David's Foundation to continue to accomplish its mission....always in the loving memory and honor of David.

I also wanted to give you a quick update on Domenic, the young boy David’s Foundation sponsored last year for a week’s vacation on Block Island. Domenic is doing okay....but will need to return to Boston Children’s this Summer for another open heart procedure. But due to his fighting spirit, Domenic, and his Mom & Dad feel confident that he will be ready to return to school in September. As Cheryl & I have witnessed time and time again, children are very resilient...all they wish to do is get well and get on with their lives...and live !

Thank you all again so very much...and stayed tuned for more great news soon from David’s Foundation.

David Louis Cunha Foundation 4th Annual Fundraiser!!

Announcing The 4th Annual David Louis Cunha Foundation Fundraiser!

August 11, 2018. Smithfield Elks Lodge. 4PM - Midnight. Admission: $30.00

Lainey Dionne at 6PM and RugBurn 8PM to Midnight.

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Rugburn

All This Fun Will Be Happening On August 11th At The Smithfield Elks .

Entertainment will be provided by our dear friend Lainey Dionne followed with all night dancing with RugBurnA new BBQ dinner will be served...with food throughout the night (you know us...) !!  As always, we will have many live & silent auctions, and raffles...better than ever !! 

For the third year in a row, ticket prices will remain at $ 30.00.  As ever, we sincerely thank our many wonderful friends, family and sponsors for your support.  Please stay tuned for more info !   

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For sponsorship or tickets, please click the tab above or contact Cheryl & Peter Cunha direct @ (401) 419-2100 / dlcf2015@gmail.com

WE WISH TO SINCERELY THANK OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS:

Bank Rhode Island
Seacoast Mortgage Corporation
FGX International,
  • Seacoast Mortgage Corp

  • BankRI

  • FGX International

  • Mark Mercurio & Go East Promotional Products

  • Anonymous

  • Southwest Airlines

  • Mr. & Mrs. Todd & Susan Harris

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey & Lisa Popper

  • Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Karen Aiello

  • Mr. John Mazzocca

  • Mr. William Tsonos

  • Mr. Mark Meiklejohn

  • Wendy Gongoleski Birthday Fundraiser

 

  • Alan Hochman Tours

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Maggie Busam

  • La Famiglia

  • Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Mary Jane Theroux

  • Marie Puleo Flaherty  RE/MAX 1st Choice

  • Mrs. Barbara Fontaine

  • Smithfield Elks Lodge

  • Hydro Air

  • Flood Ford of East Greenwich

  • Local Union 226 LIUNA

  • Sodexo

  • Pawtucket Credit Union

A small sample of our live and silent auctions !!  

Over the next ten days or so, we will be previewing some of our silent and live auction items !

Here is our first silent auction preview - Swarovski Boston Red Sox & New York Yankees Crystal Baseballs. Handmade, over 1,000 Swarovski crystals each. To be auctioned separately.

Stay tuned for much more !

One of our live auction items !

Berkshire By The Sea, Delray Beach, Florida.
One week’s stay, September, 2018 – December, 2019 (excluding January 1st –April 15th). One bedroom unit. Ocean across the road !!
Check it out ! http://www.berkshireresort.com/

Last preview of some of our silent auction items !

  • 4 Tickets Mystic Aquarium
  • Providence Bruins 4 Flex Tix , $100 Gift Card to Budweiser Bar & Grille, Autographed P-Bruins Hockey Stick & Hat
  • Four Southwest Airlines (2) 1-Way Ticket
  • New York Yankees 4 Tickets – 2019 Season Non-Premium Game
  • Bolton Valley Resort, Richmond, VT (2) 1-Day Lift Tickets
  • 2 Tickets Nicki Minaj & Future. Concert Thursday, October 4 @ TD Garden & (2) $25 Gift Certificates for Carolina BBQ Company
  • D.A.V.I.D Taste of Smithfield: Gift Cards include
    Greenville Inn $50, Panera $25, Condesa $30, Tavola $50, Parente’s $25
  • 14kt Gold Heart w/Diamond Baguettes
  • Laurel Lane Country Club / Golf for 4
  • Crystal Lake Golf (4 people for 1 round Golf)
  • Two Crystal Lake Golf (4 people for 1 round Golf)
  • Babe Ruth Lithograph Signed by Armand LaMontagne Custom Made Frame
  • Ephraim Doumato Jewelers $150 Gift Card & Chamilia Heart Chart
  • Diamond Hills Vineyard (Up to 10 people Wine Tasting) & 1 Bottle of Wine

2018 David Louis Cunha Foundation Scholarships!

Congratulations to Hannah Dauray and Lily Caswell – 2018 recipients of the David Louis Cunha Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to Smithfield High School graduating seniors who have excelled in community service and embody a generous heart, as did David. Winners are chosen by a panel of some of David’s former teachers from the high school and middle school. This year there were thirty two applicants. Hannah and Lily both received $1,000.00 to put towards their first year of college. Thank you again to all of our wonderful supporters…and a special Thank You to Nick Patrie for his service in representing David’s Foundation. All we accomplish is always in the loving memory and honor of David.