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 !!


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.