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While our new website is under construction, you may contact our Founding Executive Director, Kimberly McCoy, regarding donations, volunteering, and program information at

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Our Mission

Mission: Changing the cycle of poverty for (low-income) at-risk women, children, and youth in underserved communities through education and encouraging positive self-worth to a pathway out of poverty to move towards self-sufficiency.
Vision: To ensure the self-sufficiency of all women, children, and youth.

"Together We Can Make A Difference
One Woman and Child at a Time"


The Joy of Living Foundation serves women and children in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County, MD. Founded over 20 years ago by Kimberly McCoy, we provide an array of programming and generous activities in schools, after-school, and other service-based organizations such as churches and homeless shelters.


Some of our cornerstone programs include:

  • Young Butterflies

  • Beautiful Butterfly Project/Flowers for Mom

  • Santa’s Helpers

  • Blessing Bags for the Homeless

  • Motivational Boxes & School Supplies for Schools

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