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Hey Santa, this group needs some help

Action for Boston Community Development is struggling to fill a greater amount of calls for help from families in Boston and other communities in the Mystic Valley area. Social service agencies are seeing greater requests for help with the holidays as lower-income families struggling to meet basic household needs amid the pandemic have nothing to spare for gifts. And at…

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Community-based nonprofits to receive grants

Through the Beacon Hill Community Fund – now in its third year – the  Beacon Hill Civic Association will award annual grants to 10 deserving community-based nonprofit organizations in this current cycle. These grants include $3,000 to the West End Museum to aid in making its in-person programming digitally accessible; $2,500 to the Friday Night Supper Program to  help with…

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Toys needed this holiday season: Requests from families in need far outpacing donations, ABCD says

BOSTON — Requests for toys from Massachusetts families in need this holiday season are outpacing donations, and a Boston-area nonprofit needs your help. Each holiday season, Action for Boston Community Development staff, board members, and corporate and community partners join together to collect donations of toys, clothing and gift cards. WATCH NOW

Dorchester Toy Drive Missing Thousands Of Presents Weeks Before Christmas

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — About two weeks out from Christmas, a toy drive in Dorchester is down thousands of presents for needy kids. Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)’s annual toy drive has collected less than 500 toys for kids this Christmas, but that’s nowhere near the 6000 they were hoping to collect by now. Bianny Suncar is the Director of…

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ABCD and City of Boston pop-ups bring rental assistance directly to neighborhoods

Last month’s end of the national eviction moratorium coincided with dire news that across the country, 90% of federal rental assistance funds had yet to be distributed. In response, ABCD and the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development are mobilizing — literally — to get the word out and applications in. Funded with a $20,000 grant from the City,…

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ABCD’S John Drew Receives National Robert M. Coard Innovation Award

NCAP Honors ABCD Leadership at Annual Convention in Boston The National Community Action Partnership presented ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew with the Robert M. Coard Innovation Award for his exceptional work in advancing community-wide solutions that provide pathways for children and families to thrive.  The award was presented during the NCAP awards gala on the evening of September 2 at…

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Career center wins gold award for employment services to veterans

MassHire Metro North Career Center, operated by ABCD since July 2020, has been awarded a Veterans Employment and Training Program Performance and Incentive Award for its outstanding service to veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. When in-person services closed down, its JVSG team (Jobs for Veterans State Grants) quickly adapted to a new way of working, collaborating with leadership to adopt the technology required for high…

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Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) awarded $100,000 Cummings grant

Greater Boston-based nonprofit receives 3 years of fundingfrom Cummings Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2021 CONTACT:   Lee Phenner, ABCD339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org Alison Harding, Cummings Foundation781.932.7093aeh@cummings.com                          BOSTON, MA, May 26, 2021- Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Greater…

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$2 million partnership between major Boston-area agencies promotes food security for thousands of hungry low-income households

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2021   CONTACT:  Cherrelle Norris  617.348.6224(office) 617.455.7212 (mobile)              Hunger During the Pandemic Action for Boston Community Development and The Greater Boston Food Bank announce a joint initiative to improve nutrition for families affected by pandemic Action for Boston Community Development and The Greater Boston Food Bank announce a joint…

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ABCD Fuel Assistance provides help to keep thousands of people warm this winter

ABCD Fuel Assistance is available to those who need help staying warm this winter. While the program has helped thousands of families and individuals, it can help many more. “Eligibility is where you are right now, not what you made last year,” said ABCD President/CEO John Drew. Listen to the entire interview here: