FamilyAid Boston's Anniversary
Fund Continues to Grow
Boston's Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation is providing a $180,000 grant to FamilyAid Boston to be used to purchase a building for its HOMES program, which provides permanent, affordable housing to formerly homeless families. The gift, a first from the Linn Foundation, is part of the FamilyAid Boston's campaign to raise $1 million to mark its 100th anniversary. The agency has now raised more than half its goal which will be used to purchase additional units of affordable housing for homeless families. It will mark its 100th anniversary with a gala event on Nov. 17.
Marathon Effort Nets $134,000
The 14 members of the FamilyAid Boston team in the Boston Marathon raised $134,000 to provide homeless parents and children with shelter and housing. The team exceeded its goal.