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ABCD Adopt a Family Needs Your Help

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…

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Volunteers Needed for Adopt a Family Program

A request for health this holiday season … Action for Boston Community Development, also known as ABCD, needs people to volunteer to adopt a family this year. To date, 129 families have signed up to receive gifts from generous families and organizations, but so far there are only 62 donors. ABCD works year-round to help children, families, and seniors in…

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Leslie Odom, Jr. to perform at ABCD dinner

  “Hamilton” continues performances at the Boston Opera House through mid-November —but come Oct. 26, Boston will make way for another (former) Aaron Burr. Leslie Odom, Jr., who played Hamilton’s foe in the original Broadway production, will speak and perform at “In It Together,” an annual dinner hosted by Action for Boston Community Development honoring local volunteers and community leaders …….

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BOLD TYPES: Dial-an-entertainer

When the superstar who was the main draw at your upcoming fund-raiser cancels a month before the event, it helps to have concert promoter Don Law on speed-dial. Bob Elias learned that the hard way. As director of government relations at antipoverty agency Action for Boston Community Development, Elias takes it upon himself to ensure that ABCD’s annual gala comes off without a hitch…. (Read more.)


Mobile outreach van, team serving the homeless suspended until further notice

The Action for Boston Community Development Mobile Homeless Outreach Team (MHOT), a program serving homeless people in Greater Boston’s Mystic Valley region , has  temporarily suspended its services as the program looks for donations to keep the van running. Spare Change News highlighted the program in March when it lost  funding from the federal government due to low marks on a grading…

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To Stem Tide Of Childcare Staff Turnover, Providers Try Increasing Benefits

Keeping good employees is a challenge for any industry. But for childcare centers the struggle is particularly acute, with a roughly 30 percent turnover rate each year. In a field where institutional knowledge translates to better quality care, industry leaders are straining to find ways to keep their staff for longer than a few years….


Doc Rivers wishes for mending of fences among 2008 Celtics

…”As years have gone on, things have been fractured, and I hate it. I hate seeing it,” Rivers said Tuesday while in Boston for the annual ABCD Hoop Dreams fundraiser that he runs with current Celtics coach Brad Stevens….


Stevens: ‘Everybody’ should be ready to go to start camp

BOSTON – The eighth annual ABCD Hoop Dreams fundraiser was held at the TD Garden Tuesday afternoon. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens along with former Celtics head coach and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and award-winning journalist Bob Ryan served as co-hosts of the event….


STEVENS TALKS AT ABCD

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens spoke with the media at this year’s ABCD event at TD Garden and spoke about the upcoming season.


Brad Stevens: Celtics ‘can’t talk about being the favorite’

Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Tuesday teamed up for their annual Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Hoop Dreams charity event at TD Garden. And as employees of the corporate sponsors played on the parquet floor, it was impossible for Stevens not to think about what has taken place here, and what might come next….

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