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FamilyAid Boston empowers parents and caregivers facing homelessness to secure and sustain housing and build strong foundations for their children’s futures. FamilyAid is the largest agency focused solely on homeless children and parents in Boston, providing homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, housing supports, and comprehensive case management to more than 3,000 children and parents annually. Your support of our Boston Marathon® team allows our homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, and housing support programs to thrive.

For the last nine years, FamilyAid Boston has been proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program to raise over $700,000 to provide parents and children the safety and support they need to develop realistic, effective solutions to their housing crises and establish plans for long-term stability. 

Our Boston Marathon team raised over $126,000 for last year's race to help families facing homelessness. Here are a few ways that your donation makes a difference:

$125 supports a child for a week.

$250 feeds a family for a week.

$500 supports an at-risk family for a week.

$1,000 shelters a family for a week.

$2,500 prevents homelessness for one family. 

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    Kip Sanford

    US$46,317* raised

    * Includes funds from other sources.
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    David Thornton

    US$15,651 raised

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    Rob Velasquez

    US$15,170 raised

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    Carmela Decandia

    US$10,775 raised

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    Austin Frank

    US$11,599* raised

    * Includes funds from other sources.
9 Fundraiser projects


  1. Concentric Energy Advisors, Inc.

    2 December 2021

  2. Melissa Ferrao

    5 November 2021

  3. Brian Kelleher

    21 October 2021

573 Donations