Residents, Kennedy Center Make Holidays Brighter for Charlestown Children 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/17/2014 Categories: ABCD Holiday Toy Drive

by Franklin Tucker (Editor) , Charlestown Patch  January 16, 2014

Due the generosity of many Charlestown residents, civic organizations and local businesses, the John F. Kennedy Center Family Service Center’s 2013 Holiday Toy Drive was again a rousing success, with more than 400 local children’s receiving holiday gifts. 

The Kennedy Center – the Charlestown based non-profit organization that provides early childhood education programs, day care and afterschool services, anti-poverty services and elder care – will celebrate fifty years of service to the Charlestown community in 2014. Each year, the Kennedy Center reaches out to the community seeking assistance with its annual Holiday Toy Drive. 

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Kids get a kick from Payless giveaway 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 12/23/2013 Categories: ABCD Holiday Toy Drive Head Start Low income & poor families

PRINCESS: Lasaysha Long, 4, finds a sweet pair of boots for the winter at Payless ShoeSource holiday shopping event yesterday.

By Colneth Smiley Jr. Saturday, December 21, 2013

Children from three Dorchester Head Start programs took an early step into the holidays yesterday as Payless ShoeSource gave them free footwear through Action for Boston Community Development’s “Shoes for the Soul” holiday shopping event.


4th-grader plays Santa for others  

December 21, 2012 | By Jordan Graham

For most 9-year-olds, the best part of Christmas is getting presents. And Dorchester fourth-grader Marc Murphy wants to keep it that way. 
For the third year, Marc has organized a toy drive to put presents under the tree for kids less fortunate.

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Eastern Bank Toy Drive 

12/7/2011 Categories: ABCD Holiday Toy Drive

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., which runs an annual toy drive, anticipates it will need more than 10,000 toys this year

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ABCD Starts Annual Holiday Toy Drive 

ABCD starts its annual Holiday Toy Drive with a distribution to preschoolers in Dorchester, at a branch of Eastern Bank, one of the campaign supporters.

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