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ABCD LOOKS FORWARD TO PARTNERING WITH MAYOR MICHELLE WU, LAUDS APPOINTMENT OF BRIANNA MILLOR AS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CHIEF

During her seven years as a Boston City Councilor, Michelle Wu led the advancement of issues that aligned with the ABCD mission and daily operations. As she gets down to the work of being mayor, we anticipate countless opportunities to join forces for the betterment of under-resourced residents and for Boston overall. As the first elected woman and first Asian…

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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. “On behalf of the millions of families and children who will be losing this life-saving benefit in January, we beg the…

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ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AWARDS ABCD $250,000 TO IMPROVE FOOD SECURITY OPERATIONS

ABCD is proud to announce that we have been awarded $250,000 from the Office of Community Services, an Office of the Administration for Children and Families. This funding will be used to launch the GoodBEANS program (Building Efficiency and Access in Nutritious Services), which is designed to bring more food to those in need by strengthening our food systems. GoodBEANS…

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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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