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You can help change lives by supporting Action Inc.’s numerous programs and services that reduce poverty, promote economic security, and advocate for social change. Our programs provide families and individuals with education, job training, housing assistance, and other vital services that empower people to overcome adversity and create positive change in their lives. We also collaborate with local civic and business leaders to advocate for resources that are critical to residents here on Cape Ann and beyond. With your contributions, Action Inc. is able to provide a range of essential services that make our communities stronger and help people to live better lives. Please consider giving a tax-deductible contribution today.


Action Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit with the federal tax ID Number 042389332.

Dear friends,

In our region, a single parent with two children needs to earn a staggering $129,688 annually to cover their family’s living costs¹ – a 65% increase from the amount needed just three years ago.

But for many Cape Ann residents, wages have not kept pace with rising inflation and housing costs – and this six-figure salary is a far-off dream.

This is where Action Inc. steps in. Thanks to your past support, we have provided families and individuals across Cape Ann and beyond with education, job training, housing assistance, and other vital services that have empowered people to overcome adversity and create positive change in their lives. Our services help individuals and families facing daily challenges, struggling to make ends meet, and yearning for a better future.

As we approach the new year, we know there is still more work to be done. Poverty continues to impact thousands of residents across Cape Ann. We need your help to continue our programs and services, ensuring that individuals and families have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

Your donation, no matter the size, will make a difference. It will provide a lifeline for our neighbors in need, offering them the chance to build a brighter future. Your support is an investment in the well-being of our community and a testament to your compassion and commitment to positive change.

Your generosity has the power to bring hope to those who need it most. We are grateful for your support, and we look forward to continuing this important work together.

With warmest regards,

Peggy Hegarty-Steck, CEO

“So many times, when people have nowhere else to turn, Action Inc. steps up and has an answer.”

Bruce E. Tarr
Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader

Every donation counts

We believe in improving people’s lives through programs, partnerships, and advocacy that give everyone better access to opportunities.

Community Services

Helps families access public benefits to maximize their income, find affordable apartments, pay their rent or mortgage, and more.

COMPASS Youth Program

Provides individualized academic instruction and comprehensive resources to out-of-school young adults wanting to earn their High School Equivalency diploma.

Energy Services

Offers services to help people afford their utility bills and stay comfortable in their homes.

Housing Services

Helps people find or maintain safe, stable, affordable housing. Provides emergency shelter and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness.

Job Training and Education

Provides basic education, job training, and career counseling to help adults expand their employment opportunities.

For information about planned giving and in-kind contributions, please contact Kristin Macek at 978-282-1000 ext. 102 or

Cash or check contributions can be sent to:

Action Inc.
ATTN: Planning and Development
180 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Contributions to Action Inc. are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.