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Scituate students to fundraise for Boston’s homeless children

Scituate students to fundraise for Boston’s homeless children

5/29/2019 As part of their Community Service class at Scituate High School, Mari Cohen, Abby Klingler, and Liv Seghezzi are looking into the issue of homeless children in Boston — an issue the students strongly believe in and want to help change.

“If every homeless child living in Boston went to the TD Garden, every seat would be filled, which shows the amount of children that are affected by this issue,” Cohen said.

In Massachusetts, there are more than 16,000 homeless children under the age of 5, she pointed out. The trio decided to partner with an organization called Horizons for Homeless Children.

“Their goal is to give children a sanctuary to come to during the day, while their parents are trying to find work, and at the same time they work with the organization to try and get their lives back on track,” Klingler said. “We chose to partner with this organization because we think that their facility is a great impact on children’s lives and their parent’s lives.”

The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and to help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities for play, and comprehensive family support services.

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