Joan's Wish List
Founded in 2014 by the family of Joan Marie Williams, Joan's Wish List has provided support to survivors of domestic violence along with needed programmatic and capital support to Los Angeles County based shelters and programs. JWL’s events enable organizations and individuals to support JWL’s annual recipient as well as previous shelter and survivor program recipients.
JOAN MARIE WILLIAMS
"Mom was the most generous human being I have ever known. Generous in love, spirit and happiness. Christmas was such a special time for Mom...it was something special which taught me so much about the true meaning of Christmas. Every year when I was a child, I remember -- in addition to the countless gifts she would buy for family and friends -- we would go to a toy store and Mom would buy literally hundreds of toys for boys and girls of all ages. She would wrap them up and we would fill her station wagon -- and drive to an orphanage in Mexico to pass the gifts out to the children who had so little. I still recall the look of happiness and thanks on those children's faces every year.” - Michael E Williams