John pictured with his mom, Pat

Charity Puzzles Creator, John, Pictured with His Mom, Pat

What’s your Cause? has grown out of a hobby of mine – creating crossword puzzles. In our family, doing the daily crossword puzzle became a bit of a morning ritual, passing the puzzle around the breakfast table, looking to complete it “by committee”.  Dad would always start the puzzle.  Mom would be next, followed by my sister and then me.

During Covid when we became more “shut-in”, I started creating my own crossword puzzles to pass around the breakfast table.  It was a great creative outlet for me and the clues I used led to many interesting conversations.  The puzzles are “easy” level – more entertaining than challenging – and are nostalgic in theme.  Dad has since passed, but mom still looks forward to a crossword puzzle as part of her breakfast.

Emerging from the Covid “shut-in”, I wondered what I could do with all the puzzles I created – of which there are over now over 120 of them.  I thought “certainly, I can put them to use somehow.”  Coupling that with my history of working with and for non-profits, was born.

So, if you like a good puzzle, download yours today.  We’d be honored to help you fund what’s important to you.


Donna, Charity Puzzles Site Administrator

What’s your Cause?

Volunteering in our local community is something that I am passionate about. Over the past 25+ years, I have spent a good part of my time working on fundraising events for a child services agency, served on various committees at church, helped raise funds for families experiencing a medical crisis, and volunteered with other local non-profits.

When my longtime friend, John, approached me with his concept for, I was on board with him right away. This project will enable the two of us to help several worthy charitable causes at once. It's our goal to raise a minimum of $2000 for each non-profit that partners with us with little effort on their part. We'd love the opportunity to share our full concept with you.

I look forward to hearing your suggestions for non-profits that we should partner with, and I invite you to check out the great crossword puzzles that John has created.