About Cancer & Community Charities
To the local community, we are known as "The 3Cs," an organization of women volunteers committed to raising funds to fight cancer and to assist with urgent needs in the local community. We are an outgrowth of the Cancer Crusaders Bowling League started in 1962 by the late Ellen Walden, for whom the Walden House is named. We were formally established in 1975 as a non-profit corporation and have been a 501c (3) non-profit corporation since 1993.
3Cs welcomes women from all walks of life. It is open to any woman interested in meeting new people and expanding personal interests, and who will contribute not only monetarily but also volunteer their time and energy to help 3Cs achieve our charitable endeavors. You can support 3Cs and have fun at the same time. Choose any of the activity groups, call the chairperson, attend the activity and everyone is a winner! We welcome any newcomers who choose purpose as well as pleasure for their community service.
3Cs members are devoted to raising money for local charities within Kootenai County. We host several fundraising events throughout the year, and we have a great collection of activity groups where community members can get involved. We believe that we should have some fun while we're raising money for important local charities. So, whether you're interested in reading, singing, bowling, knitting, cooking (and lots more), we're sure you can find a group to match your interests.
Donation requirements are affordable, and each member plays an important part in making our organization a success. Since our inception in 1962, we have given (through grants) over $2 million to local charities. This year we donated over $115,350 back to our community.
If you haven't already, sign up today to become a 3Cs member. You'll have an opportunity to get involved and have fun while you're at it!
A special thank you to our amazing members and supportive businesses and friends. We would not be able to do it without you!
3Cs (Cancer & Community Charities) held its annual Christmas party at the Elks Lodge where it collected food and monetary donations for the Kootenai Humane Society and the Community Action Partnership food bank.
Pictured left to right: Shaaron Dominguez, Barb Stongle, Sally Barnett, Kathie Strinz, Jeannine Crum, Barbara Newland, Betsy Martin, Jean Cisneros, Ann Dare.