“Shoeboxes for Foster Kids”

Shoeboxes for Foster Kids is a charitable project designed to help children going into foster care or already in foster care. Plymouth Life Coach, Joanne Quigley, became familiar with the organization when she worked at the YMCA. While at the YMCA, Joanne and her team delivered 300 shoeboxes filled with the essentials of daily life for local foster kids. 

We are thrilled that she has brought this charitable opportunity to LIFE. 

LIFE’s Plymouth participants will take the empty shoe boxes and fill them it with age-appropriate items: tooth brushes, hair brushes, pony tail elastics, night lights, books, crayons, colored pencils, playing cards, dominoes, word search books, etc. 

LIFE participants have been extremely generous with their time, shopping and organizing these special surprises. The completed boxes are dropped off at the Department of Children and Families in Plymouth, MA.

The first 15 decorated boxes were delivered by Plymouth LIFE members Kate, Nicole and Isaac. A social worker accepted the gifts with a huge smile and exclaimed that “it has been awhile since we had these treats, they are so needed. It helps so much!” Joanne and the Plymouth participants will be back again in a few weeks as they have 20-25 more boxes to be wrapped and delivered. The Pinehills leasing office has offered to put up fliers and collect the shoeboxes for this project as well. 


Call to schedule a tour: 508.790.3600

Main office: LIFE, Inc., 550 Lincoln Road Extension, Hyannis, MA 02601

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Living Independently Forever, Inc. is a non-profit with multiple locations throughout Southeast Massachusetts supporting adults with autism, learning disabilities, and intellectual disabilities in their pursuit of a happy, independent life.

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