Boston organizations aim to fulfill holiday wishes with gift drives 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 12/4/2013 Categories: Toy Drive Winter Emergency Campaign

Kassmin Williams | 12/4/2013, 11:57 a.m. The Banner

The holiday season is a cheerful time of year for most, but for some it can be a reminder of their struggles.

A number of Boston-based organizations are hoping to ease the burden for families in need this year by holding gift drives and fulfilling wishes for children who may otherwise go without.

These include:

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ABCD seeks coats, toys, fuel help for needy 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 11/19/2013 Categories: Fuel Assistance Toy Drive Winter Emergency Campaign

Published on Nov 18, 2013

ABCD kicks off Holiday Toy Drive and Winter Emergency Campaign from blankets to toys to help paying for heat. Folks at or hovering near the poverty level are facing the start of another tough winter season.  Watch video.

Editorial: A boy reminds us why we give 

12/20/2012 Categories: ABCD Toy Drive

By Bill Forry | Dec. 19, 2012

Marc Murphy,9, and Michael Murphy, 4: Fourth grader Marc launched a toy drive three years ago that continues to grow. Photo courtesy Murphy familyWhen the Murphy family of Neponset hit the mall last week for their annual Christmas shopping excursion, they no doubt raised eyebrows at the checkout counters.

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The T delivers to South End kids  

12/20/2012 Categories: Toy Drive

by Michele D.  Maniscalco
MySouthEnd.com Contributor | Wednesday Dec 19, 2012

On Friday afternoon, December 14 at South Station, Christmas came early for 13 children from Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) South End Head Start program when they received gifts collected by the MBTA and WBOS-FM as part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) "Fill-A-Bus" Gift Drive.

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Cochituate Breakfast Club holding toy drive 

12/17/2012 Categories: Toy Drive

By Staff reports
GateHouse News Service | Dec 15, 2012


The Cochituate Breakfast Club’s Father-Son Breakfast is again running a toy drive to benefit ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), to supply toys for families and children in need in the Boston area.

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