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Love Your Block neighborhood cleanups

Love Your Block neighborhood cleanups

Boston is thrilled to re-announce its high-impact spring cleanups, formerly called Boston Shines. We hope to engage residents while improving the quality of life in Boston over three weekends. 

Spring cleaning opportunities include community gardens, pocket parks, public schools, and sidewalks. We are working to expand City of Boston volunteer opportunities to unite neighbors and communities through physical service, university engagement, and youth development.

Still have questions? Contact:
Neighborhood Services
1 City Hall Square
Room 805
Boston, MA 02201-2022
United States
Contact Love Your Block

For questions or more information please call senior adviser Kaira Fox  at 617-635-3308, or email us at loveyourblock@boston.gov.

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Sign up for a Love Your Block cleanup.
Volunteer signup form

Sponsoring neighborhood cleanups

Sponsorships
$10,000-$4,500 donations

2017 Love Your Block Sponsor
  
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2017 Love Your Block sponsor
$1,000 donations

2017 Love Your Block sponsor
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2017 Love Your Block sponsor
$750-$250 donations

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2017 Love Your Block Sponsor
  • Associate your brand recognition with community service
  • Support the neighborhoods of Boston by providing funding for cleanups or in-kind donations. These donations include tools, flowers, paint, and more.
  • Make a difference at the local level by helping the neighborhoods of Boston.
  • Show residents and volunteers in the neighborhood your company values and is invested in civic engagement.
  • Show the local community you're concerned with the quality of life for all Boston residents.
Sponsor Level*: partner sponsor supporter donor
Amount:
$25,000+
$10,000 - $24,999
$5,000 - $9,999
$200 - $4,999
Service event including the Mayor and other partners      
Service event for your company      
Your logo on the Love Your Block website  
Sponsor recognition in local papers
*The hearts correspond with Sponsor Level/Donation Amount and the benefits offered with that donation. All benefits are funded by City Hall and are subject to change.

 

In-Kind Donations

You can use in-kind donations to substitute monetary donations at an equal value.

We take these In-Kind Donations:
  • spades and shovels
  • soil and woodchips
  • trees, flowers, and planters
  • benches and chairs, and
  • paint and other items.
  1. Download the sponsorship form.
  2. Fill it out.
  3. Scan and email it to: loveyourblock@boston.gov
  4. Or mail it to: 
    Kaira Fox
    Room 805, One City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201

Changes to neighborhood cleanups

Boston Shines now Love Your Block

Boston Shines is now renamed Love Your Block. It is still Boston's clean-up program in the spring, but it will now be part of a larger initiative promoting neighborhood revitalization. Through Love Your Block, you can:

  • sign up for year-round cleanups
  • apply for innovative beautification mini-grants, and
  • eventually make use of City-provided tool sheds.
Distributing cleanup tools for Spring 2017

Tools will no longer be delivered to individual clean-up sites. Instead, volunteers will have a designated pick-up site that is central to their neighborhood. When volunteers return their tools after their project, there will be volunteer appreciation refreshments.

Dates for neighborhood cleanups

Dates for cleanups
Photo of children and teens during Boston Shines.
April 28 - 29

Please see the tool sites for Saturday cleanups. Your liaison will reach out with more specific details. If you signed up for a Friday cleanup, the liaison will arrange that with you.

You must register online for tools and t-shirts.

  • Downtown (ONLY Friday: 9 a.m. at 8 Summer St.)
  • Chinatown (9 a.m. at Beach St. & Hudson St.)
  • Back Bay (9 a.m. at Boston Common)
  • North End (9 a.m. at Paul Revere Mall)
  • West End (9 a.m. at Paul Revere Mall)
  • Beacon Hill (9 a.m. at Boston Common)
  • Charlestown (9 a.m. at Eden Street)
  • East Boston (9 a.m. at Maverick Square)
Photo of Mayor Walsh with Boston Shines volunteers.
May 5 - 6
  • Hyde Park (9 a.m. at Hyde Park Municipal Building)
  • Roslindale (8:30 a.m. at Adam's Park)
  • West Roxbury (9 a.m. at Hastings Street Parking Lot)
  • South End (9 a.m. at Blackstone & Franklin Park)
  • Bay Village (8 a.m. at Church & Melrose Park)
  • Allston (9 a.m. at Jackson Mann Community Center)
  • Brighton (9 a.m. at Jackson Mann Community Center)
Photo of a group during Boston Shines.
May 12 - 13
  • Dorchester (8:30 a.m. at Townsfield aka Doherty-Gibson Playground)
  • Dorchester (9 a.m. at Teen Center - Bowdoin Street)
  • South Boston (8:30 a.m. at Condon School)
  • Roxbury (9 a.m. at Washington Park Mall)
  • Mattapan (8:30 a.m. at Fairway Road Lot #14)
  • Fenway (8:30 a.m. at YMCA Huntington)
  • Mission Hill (8:30 a.m. at Tobin Center)
  • Jamaica Plain (8 a.m. at Curtis Hall)
  • Jamaica Plain (9 a.m. at Mozart Park)