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ABCD PROVIDES EMERGENCY SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 – IN BRIEF

This information is current as of 3/31/20.   Please check back here for the latest information or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation changes frequently.   During the escalating threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, ABCD will continue to fulfill our commitment to serving those most in need…

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ABCD Head Start Responds to COVID-19

Updated 3/30/20 Due to the Massachusetts State of Emergency associated with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, ABCD HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START ARE CLOSED THROUGH MAY 4, 2020. (The date is subject to change.)   A Message to Head Start and Early Head Start Parents: All ABCD Head Start & Children’s Services programs will be closed through Monday, May 4th, 2020 due…

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ABCD Provides Emergency & limited Services in Response to COVID-19 – in detail

This information is current as of 3/31/20.   Please check back here for the latest information or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation changes frequently. Due to the escalating threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts,  ABCD will continue to fulfill our commitment to serving those most in need…

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Asian American Civic Association rings in 52 years

  The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) celebrated its “Their Courage to be New” gala on June 30 at the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. About 400 guests rang in 52 years of service. Social Justice Award recipient and ABCD president and CEO John Drew said, “Social justice to me means we’re all in this together.” Santander Bank was recognized…

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Massive holiday toy drive in Boston needs help

BOSTON – A massive holiday toy drive in Boston is in need of help. Boston-based ABCD says it has received 7,000 requests for toys but only about 1,000 donations so far. ABCD says almost 28,000 Boston children, or 26 percent, are living in poverty in Boston. So for families making difficult financial decisions, gifts may be out of reach. Today,…

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Holiday Help Needed: 7,000 requests for donated toys …

BOSTON —Action for Boston Community Development is reaching out to families, organizations and companies who want to put smiles on children’s faces across Boston neighborhoods and surrounding towns this holiday season. ABCD has received more than 7,000 requests for gifts for children in need and has just 1,000 toys on hand or promised by generous individuals and companies. Almost 28,000…

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ABCD Seeks Toys, Clothing Donations

Chris Lovett of Boston Neighborhood Network News sits down with ABCD Executive Vice President/COO Sharon Scott-Chandler to discuss the need for toys to make the holidays bright for Boston’s children in need — and what that kindness means to underserved children and families. Along with toys and games, families request warm coats, hats, gloves and boots to get through the…

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What happens when you can’t afford to stay warm?

From draping curtains to dressing in layers, Louise Peatfield is finding interesting ways to try to stay warm. An unseasonably cold fall and skyrocketing home heating costs have created a dicey situation for many in Massachusetts. To make it worse, winter hasn’t even started yet. Combine these issues with cuts to the federal fuel assistance program and advocates are concerned…

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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. headlines ABCD’s ‘In It Together’ event

by Maggie Kilgannon   Leslie Odom Jr., who brought Aaron Burr to life as part of the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton,” was the guest speaker at ABCD’s Community Heroes Celebration Friday night at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Action for Boston Community Development provides low-income residents with the tools, support, and resources they need to transition from poverty to stability and from…

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