MISSION of LUCAS JAMES WILLIAMS MEMORIAL YOUTH FUND
To contribute to the well being of children using outdoors practices. Opening doors and exposing them to natures world. To nurture children by providing a safe fun and healthy environment . Using natural life skills in collaboration with educational activities and programs. We take children’s fun, health and safety seriously.
Lucas Williams believe childen need to be treated equally Physically, Mentally Socially, and Financially. These beliefs are the Blood Root of the Organization.
LJWMYF Memorial Success
Through the years our son’s memorial has grown from just a name that we wanted to still hear. Now has developed into an organization which serves hundreds of children, adults and families. This so far has been accomplished with in-kind. No matter where we are or whom we meet some one has heard of our son’s memorial fund. Our family works with ease and enjoyment putting together community programs and activities. The people that benefit from the many programs the fund offers appreciate it so much they volunteer. There is a feeling of fulfillment and dedication that all the volunteers and we feel enjoy being a part of. It makes us feel so good inside. Lucas if alive today would say what an awesome organization. It was something he always said he wished was here back then. So now his dreams and wishes are real for children now. Since March 1999 we have experienced an endless feeling of warmth and a family bond that will never die no matter what! It was very hard a first and we thought it would fail. But you never fail until you quit trying. There is a sense of caring that pours out to strangers we meet. It keeps us strong we never thought it would be so big. People from all over the world check out our website constantly for updates. They let us know how impressed they are with what we do with nothing. Not even a structure. Donate, ask to volunteer is next on their lips. We know now things happen for a reason. No one should challenge or question. The summer lunch programs seeing children eating nutritious meals all summer long is wonderful. The fishing derby seeing the faces of children catching their first fish, and spending the day having quality time with their family is beautiful. Just being out doors in a healthy environment enjoying a bonfire with music. Spending the summer just being a kid with positive activities and choices. Knowing families will have much needed food. Mentoring and being a positive role model for these youth give us the knowledge and feelings that we are really doing something good. We can feel it in our hearts. There are so many people that need help in many different ways, and we do our best to help them achieve their goals. Children needed something to do out of school time and we provided a place. At the Lucas James Williams Memorial Youth Fund.