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Dunkin’ Donuts Customers Raise $467K for One Fund Boston

Dunkin Donuts donated $  100,000 to One Fund Boston, and New England franchises are collecting donations for the fund.

Dunkin’ Donuts customers across New England donated more than $ 467,000 to the One Fund Boston.

While getting their cup of joe or donuts, customers deposited money at registers at more than 2,000 Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York and Maine, according to the Dunkin’ Donuts’ website.

“I am so grateful to our franchisees, employees and guests who came together to support The One Fund Boston,” wrote Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts. “In addition, Dunkin’ Brands and The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation together donated an additional $ 200,000 to the The One Fund Boston.”

During a week-long collection, the Canton-based company was able to raise money for those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, which is what the One Fund Boston is going towards.

The South End’s local Dunkin Donuts locations at 850 Harrison Ave.616 Massachusetts Ave. and others participated in the collection for One Fund Boston. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 14, 2013 at 10:34 pm

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How Much Money Does it Take to Raise a Family in Boston?

In Massachusetts, a family of four with two school-aged children needs to earn nearly $ 68,976 to make ends meet without public or private assistance, according to a study released Thursday by the Crittenton Women’s Union.

In Boston, that number is slightly higher—$ 69,252. This amount includes rent, utilities, food, transportation, healthcare and personal needs.

According to the Boston Globe, the gap between earnings and cost of living is increasing because of increased costs, no raises at work and a higher required level of education. Although the cost of living for a single-mother-headed household is high, they are not the only ones having trouble. Crittendon Women’s Union’s study noted four in 10 two-parent homes also struggle to succeed in the state.

“You get into what our families sometimes call the gerbil wheel,” Elisabeth Babcock, president of Crittenton, told the Boston Globe. “They’re working at low-paying jobs. Minimum wage doesn’t begin to cover the costs of supporting a family, and the only way they can earn enough is by getting more education. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

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