Love in a Shoebox, a program of SueCares, provides homeless and foster care children in Sonoma County (from newborn to 18 years old) with a shoebox filled with new small personal care items and practical and fun gifts. The shoeboxes are filled yearlong and distributed during the holiday season. For many of these children, the shoebox is the only gift they’ll receive.


Our major fundraiser is the annual Baby Back Rib Challenge; last year we raised $6,500 and filled 1,400 shoeboxes for "our children". Our 6th Annual Baby Back Rib Challenge will be held September 13, 2015. For more information, please visit our fundraisers page.


We work with such organizations as:

  • Athena House The Living Room

  • The Children’s Village The Redwood Gospel Mission

  • YMCA Boys & Girls Club

  • Legacy House SAY (Social Advocates for Youth)

  • PACEAP (Professional Association for Childhood Education Alternative Payment Program)


We are doing what WE can but we need YOUR help! The children are OUR FUTURE.


We greatly appreciate any and all donations for the children and families of Sonoma County. No amount is too small. Please send any donations to:



P.O. Box 302

Cotati, CA 94931


SueCares is a qualified 501(c )(3) corporation,

 EIN 20-1667404, so your donation may be tax deductible

(consult your tax professional).