With 5 years of collecting coins from recycled cans and penny donations, Jeanne Hopkins and Gloria Stemler started L'Chayim.  L'Chayim was created in the memory of Eva Hopkins, Jeanne's mother who died of cancer just as she was beginning to blossom.  Fostering a community of "hospitality with dignity and love", L'Chayim respects the basic human need for love and acceptance.

The following is a list of some of the organizations L’Chayim has given many hours to supporting:

Galt Sunshine Closet

Sutter Cancer Center

UC Davis Children’s Center

Grandma’s Hugs

Linus Program

Quilts 4 Kids

St. Patrick’s Children Home

Salvation Army, Hope Harbor

Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Stockton

Fairsite School Outreach Program

Project Love

Prom Closet, Operation Fairytale

Real Men’s Club