Quincy Service League Foundation presents checks to Cheerful Home, Quincy Children’s Museum

Quincy Service League

Top picture, from left: Kent Embree, Community Foundation program officer; Becky Livesay, Quincy Service League president; Ashley Cory, Quincy Service League vice president; Kelley Giesing, Cheerful Home executive director; Lindsay Holtschlag, Quincy Service League treasurer. Bottom picture, from left: Catherine Meckes, Community Foundation chief executive officer; Julie Anderson, Quincy Children's Museum board; Ashley Cory, Quincy Service League vice president; Becky Livesay, Quincy Service League president; and Amy Peters, Quincy Children's Museum director. | Photos courtesy of Quincy Service League

QUINCY — Cheerful Home and Quincy Children’s Museum were the beneficiaries of funds raised by the Quincy Service League this past year through the Holiday Gift Show, as well as additional smaller fundraisers throughout the year.

Cheerful Home received $2,442.51 and will use the funds to enhance its “Let’s Move” Project, a voluntary initiative to help kids lead healthier lives. There are 5 goals that child care and early education providers are encouraged to meet within the “Let’s Move” program:

  • Increase physical activity
  • Reduce screen time
  • Improve food choices
  • Provide healthy beverages
  • Support breast feeding

Learn more about the “Let’s Move!” project at www.healthykidshealthyfuture.org.

The Quincy Children’s Museum received $14,690.78 and plans to use its funding for their “School, Library and Community Center Experience” project that will help the QCM to expand its reach within the schools, library and community. The museum bought a trailer and a Kodokids Outdoor Mobile Magnetic Wall. Families and children can create ramps, tracks, “roller coasters” and more with the wall. The museum plans to travel to community events in its new bookmobile.

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