The Peter Mayhew Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to the alleviation of disease, pain, and suffering by providing its available resources directly to deserving children and adults in need. The Foundation will also assist other charitable programs that are not funded by the community.
The Peter Mayhew Foundation has had opportunities to work with other charitable organizations such as the “Make a Wish Foundation” and “Wounded Warriors”. It is for the purpose of providing supportive funds, services and supplies to the needs of Non Profits and other individuals that we move forward, The Wookiee Way.
Examples of the types of endeavors which we would sponsor: Many times the Make a Wish Foundation selects a terminally ill child to make a visit to places such as Disneyland. Unfortunately, many charitable organizations are underfunded and stressed to the limits to help beneficiaries such as these and their funds are limited so the trip includes only travel, accommodations and entrance fees to the awarded locales. The Peter Mayhew Foundation would like to step in and provide items such as meals and refreshments for the people to allow for an even more memorable trip.
Another example would be the 501st. The 501st is a volunteer group based on the “Darth Vader’s Storm Troopers” from the “Star Wars” movie series. These people are often involved in community activities such as parades. Because of the recognition of the “Star Wars” aspect of this group, both adults and children are thrilled by their appearances in these activities. The people wearing these costumes come from all over the world to be a member of the “501st” and perform at these activities.
The Peter Mayhew Foundation has determined that there is a need for additional support to assist with activities such as changing into and out of their costumes for performances by providing enclosed and secure facilities for their belongings.
Please visit http://www.petermayhewfoundation.org/for additional information.