What is our purpose?

"To honor James memory by supporting endeavors that make th world a better place to live."

The loss of a child is a devastating experience that can leave your life in a state of hope or despair. We have chosen to use that pain to help others and to honor James memory by supporting charities that are near and dear to the Shirey family.

The strength of our faith,the support of our community and the love within our family kept us going through the darkest of times. The desire to keep the memory of James alive in a positive and impactful way has led us forward and we have chosen to use our pain, not waste it, by helping others in the community.

Visit the James Shirey memorial website here.

"The  Foundation supports The James Shirey Memorial Garden at Silver Strand Elementary, Coronado Young Life and the Cares Foundation."

How it works?

Personalize your involvement. You may direct your donation to a specific project or organization that we support.  Another possibility are donations in kind or sharing your time with us as a volunteer.

Spread the word! The more people who find out about an event, the more support it will get. So post a link to the James Foundation page on Facebook page or share, like or comment on our posts.  Every like, comment, share and repost will increase the visibility of the Foundation and multiply our chances of making a difference.  

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” Rumi