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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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ABCD spells chance to change lives for the better

There’s a saying that is often attributed to Gandhi — that a society is best judged by how it treats the people who have the least — the homeless, jobless, working poor, immigrant communities, seniors, families and children. For more than half a century, Action for Boston Community Development — or ABCD — has taken their antipoverty mission and message…

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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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ABCD ADOPT A FAMILY NEEDS YOUR HELP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2018 Contact Lee Phenner Cell: 339.368.1140    abcd calls on families, organizations, and companies to “adopt a family” this holiday season Make the season bright for children, families, and seniors in need   (BOSTON, MA) – Too many Greater Boston families will face a bleak holiday season unless compassionate neighbors reach out. The need is huge. Right…

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State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Honored at ABCD Community Heroes Celebration

On October 26, ABCD held its annual Community Heroes Celebration. This fundraising event pays tribute to the agency’s volunteers, people who make a world of difference in the lives of the most vulnerable among Boston’s diverse neighborhoods. The hero for the ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) site was none other than the North End’s…

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Doc Rivers Q&A: The Clippers Coach Speaks on Sacrifice and the Value of Giving Back

by Justin Barrasso   Glenn “Doc” Rivers is the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers but is best known for his work guiding the Boston Celtics to an NBA championship in 2008. Behind the scenes, Rivers’s humanitarian work with Boston’s ABCD anti-poverty group over the past decade has played a tremendous role in the group’s ability to impact the city’s youth…

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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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