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Category: Press Release

No fooling! Utilities moratorium ends April 1; ABCD urges residents to apply for fuel aid as bills come due

Urges state to move at least $20 million through conference committee; Calls on feds to provide remaining funds from LIHEAP increase FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2022  CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein at 617.875.3619 or Lee Phenner at 339.368.1140                                 (BOSTON, MA) — With bitter cold weather returning this week, Action for Boston Community Development urges Boston-area and Mystic Valley residents to apply immediately…

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ABCD Calls for Additional Fuel Aid Funds as Spike in Heating Costs Creates Crisis Across Massachusetts

Home heating oil reaches $6/gallon high; More than 120,000 MA fuel assistance households out of benefits FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2022  CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein at 617.875.3619 or Lee Phenner at 339.368.1140                                 (BOSTON, MA) — As home heating oil reaches an unprecedented high of $6 per gallon, a whopping 120,000-plus Massachusetts households receiving fuel assistance have used up their benefits. These…

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Hey Teens, Apply now for ABCD SummerWorks! Mayor Wu praises program, calls it “essential experience”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2022  CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein at 617.875.3619 or Lee Phenner at 339.368.1140                                 Don’t miss out! Put dollars in your pocket, obtain career skills, receive mentoring, social supports. If you are 14 to 21, income-eligible, and live in Boston, you can earn and learn in the ABCD SummerWorks program this year! Plan now to spend your summer with…

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Hey Teens, Apply now for ABCD SummerWorks! Mayor Wu praises program, calls it “essential experience”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 3, 2022  CONTACT: Susan Kooperstein at 617.875.3619 or Lee Phenner at 339.368.1140                                 An ABCD SummerWorks job is a prize! Don’t miss out!Put dollars in your pocket, obtain career skills, receive mentoring, social supportsIf you are ages 14 to 21, income-eligible, and live in Boston, you can earn and learn in the ABCD SummerWorks program this year! Plan now…

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Need cash? Call ABCD tax prep now!

ABCD provides free tax assistance for residents who earned $58,000 or least in 2021 EITC, Child Tax Credit, all tax relief measures provided; program kicks off Jan. 31 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2022 CONTACT: Lee Phenner339.368.1140                                               (BOSTON, MA) — ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) urges all residents of Boston and the Mystic Valley region who earned…

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MA Fuel Assistance Top Benefit Now $1,650

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 4, 2022 CONTACT: Susan Koopersteinskooperstein@comcast.net617.875.3619 Lee Phennerlee.phenner@bostonabcd.org339.368.1140 MA Fuel Assistance Top Benefit Now $1,650 ABCD urges residents to apply for fuel aid NOW as bitter winter weather, COVID surge, hit New England Action for Boston Community Development announces that households at or below the federal poverty level can now receive $1,650 in fuel assistance, while those with slightly…

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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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