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Choose Kindness – MR8 Collection Drive for One Boston Day

This year’s Boston Marathon coincides with One Boston Day – a day established by the City to reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of Boston and those around the world who responded with kindness to the loss and tragedy of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. The Martin Richard Foundation asks us to remember and honor Martin, by choosing kindness.

Spring Service Day

Throughout the week of April 8th -15th, the Martin Richard Foundation will be holding a collection drive of items needed for their SPRING SERVICE DAY on May 19th. They are teaming up with the Wonderfund to create “Emergency Hero Kits” for children who enter DCF foster care abruptly and often without personal belongings. They will collect items such as night lights, earbuds and NEW stuffed animals in order to assemble our kits on May 19th and donate to kids in need of our kindness. Sign up to serve on May 19th here! 

Collection Areas

Collection areas will be stationed throughout the city at locations such as Boston Engine 33 Ladder 15, the Boston YMCA, The Edward M. Kennedy Institute, City Year Boston, and more! You can find an up to date map of collection locations here. Right here in Dot, you can drop off at Lucy’s American Tavern and The Bowery Bar.

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.