January 13, 2017

Colneth Smiley Jr.
Cell: (617)872-9435


‘Tis The Season To Give

RBC Wealth Management delivers contributions to
ABCD’s “Winter Emergency Campaign”

Truckloads of Warm Clothing, Coats & Boots
Will Help Families in Need Face the Cold Winter Ahead


BOSTON – For a 6th consecutive year RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) Wealth Management has participated in collecting donations for Action for Boston Community Development’s Winter Emergency Campaign,” assisting families in need within the Greater Boston and Mystic Valley area prepare for the bitter cold season.

On Friday, January 13, 2017, at 10 a.m., we invite you to witness this remarkable act of corporate philanthropy as representatives of RBC Wealth Management meet with ABCD executives and staff to deliver the donated winter items for clients in need at ABCD headquarters located at 178 Tremont Street, Downtown Boston.

“ABCD is extremely grateful for RBC Wealth Management’s continued support in contributing warm clothing, winter coats and boots, so that we may better help our neighbors in need,” said ABCD President/CEO John Drew. “Many people who never had to ask for help before are turning to ABCD. Through our Winter Emergency Campaign, these donated winter goods will go to homes where people desperately need help staying warm. We thank RBC from the bottom of our hearts, and know our clients appreciate the donations as well.”

Thanks to gracious donations, last year the Winter Emergency Campaign raised over $200,000 which went towards heat and food assistance. Over 1,000 holiday dinners were served to hungry families. Through organized drives – bundles of coats, comforters, shoes and winter clothing for children were distributed, and over 6,000 toys brought holiday cheer to children in need.

ABCD’s Adopt-A-Family/Adopt-A-Classroom is another initiative to create holiday cheer as anonymous donors are matched with households or ABCD Head Start classrooms in need, and are given a “wish list” to fulfill.

To learn more about ABCD’s Winter Emergency Campaign and the ABCD GiveLine, or to organize a clothing and toy drive, and participate in the Adopt-A-Family/Adopt-A-Classroom Initiative, visit us at BostonABCD.org, call (617)348-6559, or email give@bostonabcd.org.  

About RBC Wealth Management – U.S.
In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Founded in 1909, RBC Capital Markets, LLC. is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other major securities exchanges.  RBC Wealth Management has more than $281 billion of assets under administration and nearly 2,000 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 41 states.

About ABCD:

A Massachusetts-based nonprofit human services organization, ABCD provides low-income residents in the Boston and Mystic Valley areas with the tools, support and resources they need to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. Each year, we’ve served more than 100,000 individuals, elders and families through a broad range of innovative initiatives as well as long-established, proven programs and services. For more than 50 years, ABCD has been deeply rooted in every neighborhood and community served, empowering individuals and families and supporting them in their quest to live with dignity and achieve their highest potential. For more, please visit bostonabcd.org.