Special Statement on COVID-19 Impact on Children

“As we all practice social distancing during this unprecedented global health crisis, our hearts and minds are with the vulnerable children who are now separated from their schools and the social support systems that help protect them from abuse and neglect. Now more than ever, they and their families, need our help during this time of extreme stress and uncertainty.  Help us continue fighting child abuse with a donation to Help For Children

.  Together, despite the challenges that lie ahead as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus, we can make the world a safer place for children. “

-        Renee Skolaski, Executive Director & CEO, Help For Children

Help For Children Boston was founded in 2005 by Jeff Crispin and Charlie Whitlock to fund child abuse prevention and treatment programs focused on communities in the Greater Boston area.  Since its inception, the group has distributed over $1.4 million in 57 grants.  Previously, Boston’s Committee of Hearts held several events during the year, including their flagship event Open Your Heart to the Children, each November.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Sponsors & Benefactors

There are no sponsors at this time.


  • Boston Committee of Hearts
    • Said Ali, Chair, KPMG;
    • Connie DeBoever, Chair, The Boston Company Asset Management;
    • Brian Ryder, Chair, BDO;
    • Andrew Bentley, PwC;
    • Dan Brown, J.P. Morgan;
    • Jennifer Brown, Deutsche Bank;
    • Mike Collins, Northern Trust;
    • Lisette Cooper, Athena Capital;
    • Kristin Francisco, PwC;
    • Robert Glassman, Ernst & Young;
    • Coleen Howard, Pershing;
    • Jaime Lorenzo, Credit Suisse;
    • Martha Mensoian, Three Bays Capital;
    • Andrew Plourde, KPMG;
    • Liam Shannon, Ernst & Young;
    • Michael Silvia, Marcum LLP;
    • Paul Timmins, Game Creek Capital;
  • Boston Grants Committees
    • Kristin Francisco, Chair, PwC;
    • Andy Plourde, Chair, KPMG ;
    • Jeff Crispen, Cambridge Square Capital, LP;
    • Connie DeBoever, The Boston Company;
    • Paul Timmins, Game Creek Capital;


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HFC Boston Nurtures Fragile Families

April 25, 2016, 1:05 p.m.

Boston CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

USD $20,000

Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County

USD $20,000

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts

USD $20,000

My Life My Choice at the Justice Resource Institute

USD $20,000

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