Giving Back

We are an active supportive part of our communities and work with many local non-profits organizations. In this economy getting the most for your money is more important than ever, and a part of what defines good value is how your purchases give back to worthy causes to help make the world a better place. We are always looking for opportunities to reach individuals and organizations in our community that need help.

Improving Education – we want students to have the resources they need to attend higher education.

  • Clifford Dale Wunsch Memorial Scholarship – As an on-going tribute to the founder of Big W Sales, Cliff Wunsch, the Wunsch family established this memorial scholarship to honor the life of Clifford Dale Wunsch by providing financial assistance to students who seek a career in the agriculture industry. Every year since his passing in March of 2003, two $2500.00 scholarships have been awarded to deserving high school and/or college students. The scholarships are administered by the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education and awarded at their annual meeting each year in in May.

We want schools to have the resources they need in order to help children reach their full potential.

  • Church of the Annunciation School
  • Yuma Catholic High School

Sustainable Agricultural Non-Profits and Information Providers.

  • The Western Plant Association (WPHA) represents the interests of fertilizer and crop protection manufacturers, biotechnology providers, distributors and ag retailers in California, Arizona and Hawaii. WPHA promotes the environmentally sound use and handling of plant health products and services for the production of safe and high quality food, fiber and horticultural products.

Leadership - Developing leaders and challenging individuals to become involved through community projects, educational programs, political affairs and environmental stewardship groups. We are actively involved with business leaders and community leaders who are constantly striving to improve the future of our economic community.

  • Arizona Livestock Camp supporting Yuma's 4H program.
  • Future Farmers of America (FFA) - FFA clubs provide opportunities for young people to compete in fairs, judging contests, recreational and educational activities at a local, state and national level. We help support the following organizations:
    • Clovis FFA
    • Fresno Fowler-Malaga FFA  Ag Boosters
    • Fresno-Washington FFA
    • Lodi FFA  Ag Boosters
    • Tracy High School FFA
  • Leadership Stockton, Greater Chamber Stockton Chamber of Commerce
  • San Joaquin County Leadership Prayer Breakfast

Ministry - We support various local ministries and outreach programs ranging from local churches to local non-profit organizations that are doing amazing work in our communities.

  • Bread of life – A ministry of LifeSong Church, provides supplemental groceries to the needy families of the greater Stockton community. Visit Bread of Life to learn more.
  • The Breakfast Club - A community outreach ministry that feeds women and children at the Stockton Family Shelter and the homeless and needy on the streets of Stockton.
  • First Baptist Church, Stockton, California
  • Life without Limbs - to learn more about the life of Nick Vujicic and this amazing organization, visit Life Without Limbs.
  • Lincoln Presbyterian Church, Stockton, California
  • Saint Jude Catholic Church, Fresno, California
  • Stockton First Baptist Foundation
  • Stockton Police Chaplaincy Program - Stockton Police Chaplains are on-call 24/7 to assist the Stockton Police Department with crisis intervention, counseling, and other related activities. Chaplains also support Stockton’s schools with specialized services for staff and student’s families.

Non-profit organizations

  • American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
  • Angelman Syndrome Foundation  - Dedicated to supporting individuals with AS and their families, the foundation seeks to advance the awareness, understanding and treatment to this condition. To learn more visit ASF.
  • Dance Marathon - Dance Marathon supports Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and every dollar from their fundraising goes directly to the hospital. Rady Children’s, in partnership with UC San Diego School of Medicine, is also the region’s teaching hospital for the next generation of pediatric physicians. Each year, they train more than 550 residents, 240 medical students and 150 fellows. Discovering Treatments and Cures Rady Children’s is a major pediatric clinical research center, with more than 770 active research studies underway, including more than 170 active clinical trials. Visit Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego - (rchsd.org) to learn more.
  • Haven of Peace – An emergency homeless shelter for single women and women with children in northern California. The clients stay at the facilities free of charge and are sheltered, fed three meals per day and all of their hygiene needs are met. They also provide case management, referrals, job search, transitional housing (if qualified) and support groups.
  • Hospice – Providing comprehensive and compassionate medical care, counseling and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay, and to educate and collaborate with health care providers and the public in promoting quality end-of-life care.
  • Red Rhino Orphanage - Red Rhino Outreach Project houses, nurtures, and educates abandoned children. Located in Kenya, the organization is committed to providing children with safe housing, food, medical needs and education from the elementary level through secondary or trade school.
  • United Cerebral Palsy - UCP provides community-based, integrated, individualized, multi-faceted services to persons with cerebral palsy and like disorders. Through an aggressive public relations program, UCP establishes effective communication and education links with service providers and community at large. Through aggressive fund development, UCP provides financial stability with minimal reliance on state funding.

Sports Programs - Providing athletic opportunities to the many talented young people in the community. Students have the opportunity to develop skills, experience team play, teamwork and sportsmanship.

  • Lodi Reds Baseball Program
  • St. Mary’s Sports Association
  • Hoover Tyler Little League
  • Linden Athletic Boosters
  • YMCA of San Joaquin County

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