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ABCD Reaches 6,000 Toy Goal for Holiday Drive

‘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 needed for families seeking to celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Channukah and Three Kings Day. “With the pandemic still impacting the families we serve in Boston…

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ABCD Reaches 6,000 Toy Goal for Holiday Drive

‘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 needed for families seeking to celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Channukah and Three Kings Day. “With the pandemic still impacting the families we serve in Boston…

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This holiday season, demand for toys is ‘unbelievable’

In a bustling storefront in Coolidge Corner, Eureka! Puzzles & Games is home to bright blue and green walls. Miniature Earth models. Custom jigsaw puzzles. And lately, lots of customers. “Demand is certainly higher than pre-pandemic levels,” said owner David Leschinsky. “It’s holding strong.” Toy retailers — from big box stores to neighborhood shops — have accommodated growing crowds during…

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Local nonprofit secures 6,000 toys in 3 weeks for holiday donations

‘Twas three weeks before Christmas and all through ABCD, several creatures were stirring, as worried as can be. Folks had been generous, donating 400 toys, but the need was far greater, for all local girls and boys. The call went out, for a bit more aid, and the community responded, spreading a joy that can’t be repaid. ABCD, or Action for…

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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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Help exists for thousands of MA families behind on utility bills

“When I was working, I could make bills meet. But since I retired, it’s a little difficult right now,” said Arthur Cain of Mattapan. And with the rising cost of utilities, it’s not getting any easier for the 83-year-old who’s on a fixed income and was falling behind on his electric bill. “It has run up to $600,” Cain said….

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Boston Holiday Toy Drive in Need of More Donors, Even After $4K in Gifts

A Boston holiday toy drive is looking for more donations of presents that will go to disadvantaged families in the region. The Dorchester-based nonprofit Action for Boston Community Development, which collects and distributes the toy donations, says it’s been about 3,000 toys short of what it normally has to hand out in the holiday season. “The pandemic has hit a…

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ABCD kickoff annual Fuel Assistance program

Applaud Biden Admins’. increase to fuel assistance nationwide With temperatures in Mission Hill  expected to dip into the 30s at night this week many low-income residents will be left out in the cold.  The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty in the neighborhood as job loss, food insecurity and loss of income has become more prevalent and many residents will…

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Hey Santa, this group needs some help

Action for Boston Community Development is struggling to fill a greater amount of calls for help from families in Boston and other communities in the Mystic Valley area. Social service agencies are seeing greater requests for help with the holidays as lower-income families struggling to meet basic household needs amid the pandemic have nothing to spare for gifts. And at…

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