Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) works with people to help them move out of poverty. Every year, it serves 95,000 low-income Greater Boston residents. And it does this neighborhood-by-neighborhood, including in South Boston. ABCD’s invaluable programs – which range from Head Start to elder services, job training, energy and fuel services, housing assistance and more — promote upward mobility, contributing to the strengthening of families and communities.
At its South Boston Action Center, some unique programs can be found, including:
- a youth employment program;
- a summer gardening program for young people, lead by teen mentors;
- workshops that teach about healthy child development and parenting skills;
- instruction in childproofing of homes;
- emergency food assistance;
- a program that aims to reduce underage drinking; and
- a South Boston Youth Council.
ABCD is launching its Winter Emergency Campaign, asking people to contribute in ways that will get resources to families in need during the coldest, harshest months of the year. The main focus this season will be on providing heating help, food, warm winter clothing, and holiday toys. Generous donors can offer targeted financial support (would you prefer to “adopt a family” or make sure fuel assistance gets where home heating is a major worry?) through the campaign’s website . You can also choose to volunteer, or provide material donations. Any and all help is an investment in the future of our community.
For additional information, call the ABCD GiveLine at 617-348-6559.
Blog post by the Joyce Lebedew Real Estate Team
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