Action for Boston Community Development is reaching out to families, organizations and companies who want to help children, families and seniors in need this holiday season by adopting a family! It’s a way for you and your loved ones or colleagues to experience the spirit of giving and truly make a difference for others.
The need is huge. Right now ABCD Adopt a Family has 129 families waiting to be “adopted” and only 62 donors to fill those wish lists. And there are so many more families who are calling daily asking to be matched with a donor. Here is an example of a family requesting adoption for the holidays:
A single mom living in a Dorchester shelter with her two-year-old son Jayden. Alasia works as a Certified Nursing Assistant and is on several waiting lists for affordable housing. She is trying hard to put food on the table, clothes on their backs, and save for a rental deposit.
There is no extra money for holiday gifts. On her wish list for Jayden are: a warm snowsuit, mittens, hat, books appropriate for a two-year-old, a set of blocks and large legos, the toy trucks and trains that he loves! She can’t imagine what it would mean to have them under the small tree she hopes to decorate.
“ABCD Adopt a Family is a win-win for all and the need out there is greater than ever,” said ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew. “Please let the spirit of the holidays inspire you to put smiles on the faces of … READ MORE