30 Years Providing Year-Round Programs and Educational Support to Enrich the Lives of Children in Need.


What We’re All About


We are an all-volunteer-run, non-profit organization that raises our own funds to provide programs and services to children and Massachusetts families residing in Attleboro, North Attleboro, Mansfield, Norton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Plainville. 

The Council for Children serves as advocates for children; where there is a need for service we attempt to find one. Volunteers are always needed to make the work lighter. Sometimes, community members come to the Council because they have discovered that there is a serious gap in a service for children and families. The Council also helps other concerned groups find a way to make a difference in children’s live.

If you live or work in the communities we serve, please come join us! We encourage families and their children to volunteer together on one or more of our special projects. The work is beyond rewarding and everyone gains important perspective. Clubs and organizations that are looking for projects that benefit children should contact us to see how we can help advance your organizational mission by working together. Finally, if you have more money than you have time, please consider making a donation to our organization using Network for Good or PayPal. You can rest assured that your donation will help local children in need in the most efficient and effective way.

Upcoming Fundraisers

“An Afternoon with Spirit”


Join us for evening of love, laughter, and tears as Psychic Medium Stephen F. Macek, Esq. channels messages of love and encouragement from loved ones on the other side. Stephen is the host of WARA radio’s “Through the Static” and has been featured in Hollywood Monthly. You will not want to miss this opportunity to connect with your departed friends and family.

When: Sunday, November 24th, 2-4 pm

Where: North Attleboro Elks, 52 Bullfinch Street, North Attleboro

Tickets: $50, all proceed benefit the Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children. Purchase tickets below.


“Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me. ” – Mr. Rogers

Alma Peterson  |  Co-Founder


Our Story


Born in 1972 and funded by the newly created State Office for Children, the Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children has made its mission to fill children's needs in our community. When state funds dried up in 1991, the Council decided to "go it alone" and incorporate as a non-profit and run all its programs with volunteers. Nearly 50 years years since our founding, and through the miraculous work of so many good people across our communities, the important work and mission upon which the organization was conceived continues. The good news and the bad news is that the Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children is serving more children and families that ever before. The need is simply that great. But with your help, we can reach our goals. We hope you will consider either becoming a donor, a member, or a volunteer.



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Your Help is Always Needed.