GIVE BACK Charity Contest |  Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois

The Hansen-Spear GIVE BACK program is our way of supporting and highlighting local non-profit charities that work to enhance life in the Quincy area.  This monthly donation that we share online is a small part of how we GIVE BACK to our local community.

We always encourage input and suggestions for our GIVE BACK donations.  A part of this process is learning about organizations that need support to continue to provide services in the Quincy community.  We hope that spotlighting a charity each month will help increase the awareness of each organization through social media.

If you would like to suggest or nomination a Quincy area non-profit to receive the GIVE BACK donation, please use our Contact Form by clicking HERE.


  • Include your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS
  • Please provide a description of the organization and its mission and goals and tell us why you support this charity.


GIVE BACK – $100 Donation Recipients

July 2014 –   QUEST Stables

June 2014 –   Community Foundation of the Quincy Area

May 2014 –   Watch for the KHQA Great BIG Giveaway in May!  The GIVE BACK Contest will return in June!

April 2014 –   Mid-America Military Salute

Mid America Military Salute | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois








March 2014 –   Community Cancer Crush

Community Cancer Crush | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois

Luke Tappe accepted the GIVE BACK Donation for the Community Cancer Crush on April 18th, 2014 at The Ambiance in Quincy.













February 2014 –   Rocky & Connie Boling Benefit

Rocky and Connie Boling Benefit | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois







January 2014 –   Homeward Bound Wagin

Homeward Bound Wagin | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois











December 2013 –   St. Dominic School – Mrs. O’Neal’s Class

St. Dominic School Quincy | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois









November 2013 –   Liberty High School – Washington tornado fund

Liberty High School - GIVE BACK Winner | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois

L to R: Will Spear, Connor Wolf, Jessica Kearns, and Karen Carper. This donation will be used to help the Washington Middle School in Washington, Illinois after the tornado devastated the town.











In the picture above, I am presenting the GIVE BACK donation to Connor Wolf (Liberty High School Student Council President), Jessica Kearns (student council freshman representative), and Mrs. Karen Carper (Liberty High School Principal).

On the 25th of November a group of Liberty High School students traveled to the Washington, Illinois area to help with the clean up after the tornado. Since all students could not attend, but wanted to help, the LHS Student Council raised money through bucket donations and a bake sale. The council was able to send $578.00 to Washington Middle School to help replace book bags, musical instruments, books and supplies that were destroyed by the storm. With the GIVE BACK Donation from Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, they will be able to send additional money to Washington Middle School.  The council will continue to collect funds and help with the rebuilding of Washington.  More students are currently planning a trip to help with the clean up during Christmas break.

The need to help Washington, Illinois came with the concern of our principal, Mrs. Karen Carper.  Mrs. Carper grew up in Washington and still has a number of family members and friends residing in the area.  A number of students also have relatives and connections to the area.


October 2013 –   THE GIVE BACK Contest will resume in November 2013.  In the meantime, Visit or Facebook Page and LIKE Us to Help Support the Blessing Breast Center.  We will Donate $1.00 to the Blessing Breast Center for each new fan through the end of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinios



August 2013 –   Six String Heroes

July 2013 – Triple Winners: Hayden Hoskins, Relay for Life (Jasmine Cobb), and Jill Reffett Family/Reece’s Rainbow

June 2013 – Contest Cancelled – look for a special contest in JULY

May 2013 – Emergency Disaster Services of the Salvation Army

GIVE BACK Contest - Salvation Army | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois








April 2013 – Jakob Carle 

March 2013 – Horizons Social Services

GIVE BACK Charity Contest - Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IL

Jill Blickhan of the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area and Sarah Stephens of Horizons received the special $500 GIVE BACK Donation. This donation will go to the Horizons Fund at the Community Foundation.














February 20132 – Special Olympics Polar Plunge – Team Mighty Plungers

GIVE BACK Charity Contest (Feb 2013) - Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy IL

The February winners was the Special Olympics Illinois Polar Plunge Team, the Mighty Plungers! What an excellent picture taken before jumping into ice cold water – looking good!












January 2013 Friends of Alan Madden

Friend of Alan Madden | GIVE BACK | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Chris Prewitt accepted the GIVE BACK donation for the Friends of Alan Madden.











December 2012 Jackson Weppler

GIVE BACK Contest | Jackson Weppler | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Three year old Jackson Weppler was the December 2012 GIVE BACK Winner.














November 2012 – Easton Superman Zanger

November GIVE BACK Contest Winner

Accepting the November GIVE BACK donation in honor of their little brother are Morgan, Logan and Addi Zanger.














October 2012 – Hungry for Music

November 2012 GIVE BACK Winners

Accepting the October 2012 GIVE BACK donation on behalf of Hungry for music were Suzi and Alex Waters, Durrell Tate and Pam Goodwin.












See Videos of these musicians:


September 2012 Boy Scouts

Give Back donation for Boy Scouts 2012









August 2012  Quincy K9 Connection

Give Back donation for the Quincy K9 Connection

Chrome (the Australian Shepherd) accepted the GIVE BACK donation for the Quincy K9 Connection!











July 2012 – Advocacy Network for Children

Advocacy Network for Children accepting Give Back donation

Clairice Hetzler accepted the GIVE BACK donation on behalf of the Advocacy Network for Children.


June 2012 Great River TEC

June GIVE BACK Contest Winner

Great River TEC program in Quincy, represented by David Lunt and Nick Steinkamp.










May 2012Fishing for Freedom

Give Back Fishing for Freedom










April 2012Relay for Life (Dancin’ for a Cure Team)

GIVE BACK donation for Relay for Life team

Brooke & Jasmine Cobb accepted the GIVE BACK donation for their Relay for Life Team, “Dancin’ for a Cure”












Click Here to view an interview with Jasmine



March 2012 Six String Heroes of Quincy, Illinois

Check presentation to Six String Heroes

(L to R) Ken Walker, Steve Stoner, Cindy Vancil-Haxel and Will Spear. I presented the March GIVE BACK donation at Second String Music this morning. Steve started the organization at Jefferson Barricks and Ken is the first graduate of the Quincy branch.













February 2012 (Round 2) Miss Jenna’s Rainbow Event

GIVE BACK donation for Miss Jenna's Rainbow Event

I presented the check for Miss Jenna’s Rainbow Event to Jenna Edwards and her mom at the morning assembly in Payson.














February 2012 – Paw Pals

GIVE BACK donation for Paw Pals

Janet Canavan and Jane Holt accepted the GIVE BACK donation for Paw Pals. Artemis (my German Shorthaired pointer) joined us for the presentation.


January 2012 – The Sammy Fund

GIVE BACK donation to the Sammy Fund

June Otte and Rachel Henke came to the funeral home to accept the January GIVE BACK donation on behalf of the Sammy Fund.


Christmas 2011 Alzheimer’s Association (Quincy Area Branch)

GIVE BACK christmas donation

Christmas GIVE BACK donation opportunity in the 24 hour period form Christmas Eve Morning through Christmas Morning. I presented the donation to Breeana Hill at the Quincy Area Branch of the Alzheimer’s Association after Christmas.


December 2011 – Western Elementary School (Barry, Illinois)

GIVE BACK donation to Western Elementary

Katie O’Neal, a 4th Grade Teacher at Western Elementary, received the GIVE BACK donation in front of the grade school at the morning assembly.


November 2011 – St. Dominic School

GIVE BACK donation to Jamie Parrot's 6th grade class

Artemis (my german short haired pointer) and I presented the GIVE BACK check to Jamie Parrot’s 6th grade class.