Thank You to the 2018 ABCD Adopt A Family Donors!

With your help, the 2018 ABCD Adopt A Family program was able to reach 145 families made up of more than 400 individuals! This year’s donors represented companies from across the country; local schools, colleges, and faith-based organizations; groups of friends; and of course, families. Not only does Adopt A Family provide much needed clothing … Continue reading Thank You to the 2018 ABCD Adopt A Family Donors!

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ABCD In The News

This month we are starting a new feature, ABCD In The News. In this edition, check out stories about our response to the federal shutdown, fuel assistance services and holiday giving programs. ABCD Responds to the Federal Shutdown: Boston Globe, Jan. 8: Poor families hit hard by shutdown, Boston advocacy group warns Sampan, Jan. 8th: … Continue reading ABCD In The News

ABCD’s Free VITA Income Tax Preparation Services

January is here, which means that tax season is not far away. ABCD is a leading partner in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides income tax preparation free of charge to low- and moderate-income residents of Boston, Everett, Malden, and Medford. This is an important service that helps households receive their tax … Continue reading ABCD’s Free VITA Income Tax Preparation Services

Keeping Families Warm and Safe this Winter

Winter has officially arrived. This past weekend, Boston experienced its coldest day since Thanksgiving and it’s only expected to get colder. As the heat cranks in our homes, our heating bills go up; and for many of the low-income households ABCD serves, this time of year can often lead to increased financial hardship and hard … Continue reading Keeping Families Warm and Safe this Winter

Leaders in Early Education Join Forces at ECE Workforce Summit

Last month more than 200 practitioners, center-based leaders, policy influencers, and others, came together to tackle key workforce challenges impacting early childhood education at the Early Childhood Education Workforce Summit. With the mission to identify strategies for solving the workforce crisis in early education, this all-day summit at Suffolk University stimulated discussion around solutions for dealing … Continue reading Leaders in Early Education Join Forces at ECE Workforce Summit

ABCD’s North End/West End NSC Celebrates Thanksgiving

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its annual Thanksgiving luncheon on Friday, November 16th.  The turnout was impressive, with nearly 70 seniors from both the North End and West End neighborhoods coming together to enjoy a hearty meal of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, corn, salad, and pie! NE/WE NSC Advisory Board … Continue reading ABCD’s North End/West End NSC Celebrates Thanksgiving

ABCD’s Annual Winter Fund Brings Warmth and Hope to Greater Boston’s Most Vulnerable This Season

As the holidays approach, many of us eagerly anticipate celebrations that bring light and joy into our lives despite the long nights and cold weather. However, winter can be a time of crisis for many low-income families when tight budgets are stretched, often beyond their limits. The bitter cold weather of New England combined with … Continue reading ABCD’s Annual Winter Fund Brings Warmth and Hope to Greater Boston’s Most Vulnerable This Season

ABCD Works to Address Hunger in Boston

Today, more and more families are struggling to put food on the table and dealing with hunger’s devastating impact. According to the USDA Economic Research service, 11.8% (15 million households) were food insecure at some time during 2017. At the state level 10.3% of Massachusetts households, approximately 726,000 adults and children, were food insecure. Currently, … Continue reading ABCD Works to Address Hunger in Boston

Trump Administration Proposes Change to the Public Charge Rule

The Trump Administration has proposed a change to the “public charge” rule that has the potential to impact close to 20,000 Boston residents, including many of ABCD’s clients. According to federal immigration law, a “public charge” is a person who is likely to become dependent on the government. The proposed rule would expand the definition … Continue reading Trump Administration Proposes Change to the Public Charge Rule

In It Together: ABCD Honors its Local Heroes at Annual Dinner  

ABCD ended the month of October on a celebratory note at its annual Community Heroes Celebration. The 2018 dinner and celebration, themed “In It Together,” drew a crowd of over 1,000 supporters of ABCD and featured special guests like Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr., Senator Ed Markey, and former Boston Globe sportswriter Bob Ryan. Senator … Continue reading In It Together: ABCD Honors its Local Heroes at Annual Dinner