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City of Boston Credit Union Children's Book Drive
April 1 - April 30
The City of Boston Credit Union (CBCU) will be hosting a children's book drive at all of our branch locations throughout the month of April.
Help Lyric Stage Care For Our Neighbors!
April 7 - May 14
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston invites you to drop off donations during its run of Sister Act from April 7 through May 14.
West Roxbury Main Streets Shoe Drive
April 10 - 17
West Roxbury Main Streets is partnering with Cradles to Crayons to organize a shoe drive in West Roxbury.
Boston Children's Hospital's Give Pints for Half-Pints
April 11 - April 16
Donate blood on behalf of Boston Children's patients by giving pints for half-pints as an act of kindness during One Boston Week.
Donation Drive for New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV)
April 13 - April 21
In honor of One Boston Day, the Downtown Boston BID is collecting new and unused clothing and toiletries to donate to the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV).
A Message from the Mayor
Boston is a proud, close-knit community—a city not just of neighborhoods, but of neighbors. Whether in triumph or tragedy, celebration or solidarity, we have always stood together. Ten years ago, in the wake of an unthinkable act of violence at the Boston Marathon, we found strength in each other. We mourned with families and supported survivors whose lives would never be the same. Each year, in that spirit of community, we’ve come together on One Boston Day to perform acts of kindness to honor those we lost.
This year, we’re inviting non-profits and community groups, businesses, and residents across Boston to share volunteer opportunities in this central location, making it easier than ever to spread the word and sign up. These opportunities will live here on this page, along with an Acts of Kindness Checklist. I hope you’ll sign up to support our communities, and I look forward to joining all of you in service on One Boston Day.
Mayor of Boston