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Category: Press Release

ABCD REACHES 6,000 TOY GOAL FOR HOLIDAY DRIVE!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 20, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Koopersteinskooperstein@comcast.net617.875.3619 Lee Phennerlee.phenner@bostonabcd.org339.368.1140 ABCD REACHES 6,000 TOY GOAL FOR HOLIDAY DRIVE! THANKS TO OUR MANY GENEROUS TOY DONORS! ‘Twas three weeks before Christmas and… The ABCD toy room was rather empty. About 400 toys rested on the distribution tables. Meanwhile requests for help were pouring in at an unprecedented rate. SIX THOUSAND toys were…

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ABCD Says Successful CHILD TAX CREDIT Program Must Continue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 20, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Koopersteinskooperstein@comcast.net617.875.3619 Lee Phennerlee.phenner@bostonabcd.org339.368.1140 ABCD Says Successful CHILD TAX CREDIT Program Must Continue Millions of children lifted out of poverty once more face harsh conditions The significant and historic Child Tax Credit that this year lifted more than 3.6 million children in America out of poverty must be extended beyond December 2021. Said ABCD President/CEO…

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ABCD Toy Drive calls out for support to bring holiday joy to children in low-income families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 7, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Koopersteinskooperstein@comcast.net617.875.3619 Lee Phennerlee.phenner@bostonabcd.org339.368.1140 ABCD Toy Drive calls out for support to bring holiday joy to children in low-income families Parents’ requests far outpacing donations Children, adults also need warm clothing, food, heating aid;Fuel Assistance available to combat high energy costs Requests for toys from low-income, disadvantaged families in Boston and towns served in the…

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ABCD very grateful for $4.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for heating assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 29, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619 Lee Phenner339.368.1140 ABCD very grateful for $4.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for heating assistance As temperatures plummet and heating costs spike, organization urges residents to apply now to stay healthy and safe through winter (BOSTON, MA) — ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew thanked the Biden-Harris administration fordeploying an unprecedented $4.5…

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ABCD Says Low-income Residents Face Perfect Storm as Home Heating Costs Rise, Winter Cold Descends

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 13, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org ABCD Says Low-income Residents Face Perfect Storm as Home Heating Costs Rise, Winter Cold Descends Thousands forced to choose between heat, food, rent, medicine With dramatic increases in home heating costs predicted, ABCD warns that residents of the Boston area and other cold-weather regions will face a perfect storm of painful…

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ABCD Hoop Dreams at TD Garden to benefit at-risk youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org Boston Celtics President of Baseball Operations Brad Stevens and Sports Writer & Basketball Guru Bob Ryan to host ABCD Hoop Dreams at TD Garden to benefit at-risk youth Boston businesses and super fans draft teams to play b-ball on the legendary parquet NBC Sports Boston’s Michael Holley to emcee; Bob Ryan…

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 2, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org NCAP Honors ABCD Leadership at Annual Convention in Boston Boston, MA – John J. Drew, President/CEO, Action for Boston Community Development, will be honored on September 2 at the national convention in Boston of the National Community Action Partnership (NCAP). Drew will receive the Robert M. Coard Innovation Award for his exceptional work…

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BUSINESS/COMMUNITY LEADER SEAN DAUGHTRY ELECTED ABCD BOARD CHAIR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 30, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org Roxbury resident pledges to uphold ABCD mission, expand resources enabling low-income residents to reach highest potential New slate of ABCD Board Officers elected (BOSTON, MA) – At its June 23 meeting, the Board of Directors of Action for Boston Community Development elected Roxbury resident and Vertex Pharmaceuticals PAT Scientist Sean Daughtry to serve as…

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ABCD VITA Program Returns $6 Million to Community Residents, Boosts Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 23, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org Staff, volunteers provide virtual, drop-off tax assistance during pandemic, ensure inclusion of EITC, expanded CTC for eligible participants ABCD staff and volunteers sprang into action during tax season 2021, providing individuals, families and seniors with low to moderate income with expert assistance filling out and filing their federal and state income…

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HEAD START EXPANSION Key to Achievement of Universal Pre-K in Biden Administration American Families Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 4, 2021 CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein617.875.3619skooperstein@comcast.net Lee Phenner339.368.1140lee.phenner@bostonabcd.org America’s proven gold standard early education program brings racial equity, economic opportunity to all of America’s families In Boston and across America, the community-based federal Head Start and Early Head Start programs serve as models for providing high quality early education and care set solidly in a racial-social equity framework that…

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