ABCD (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.
The annual ABCD Toy Drive needs your help. Right now ABCD has received more than 7,000 requests for gifts for children and has just 1,000 toys on hand and promised by generous individuals and companies. So much more is needed!
Why do these children and their families need help? Almost 28,000 Boston children are living in poverty – that’s 26 percent of all children in Boston who live in households below the poverty level of $25,100 in annual income for a family of four.
“Having gifts for their children in the holiday season is about more than the actual presents,” said ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew. “It’s about hope for the future. When parents see their kids happy in this season it gives them hope for the year ahead. People are struggling to pay rent, heat their homes, put food on the table. There’s often no extra dollars for holiday shopping. ABCD tries to fill the gap, but we need your help!”
Time is running out. Please contact ABCD TODAY to let them know how you will contribute to the ABCD Toy Drive at 617-348-6559 or email [email protected] . Donations can also be made online at bostonabcd.org/toy-drive or mailed to ABCD WINTER FUND 2018, Action for Boston Community Development, 178 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02111.
ABCD is also seeking donations to the Emergency Heating Assistance Fund and the Clothing/Food Drive. Please go to bostonabcd.org/donate for more information on how you can make a difference this holiday season. Thank you!