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Residents invited to honor One Boston Day

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Mayor Kim Janey today announced that on Thursday, April 15, the City of Boston will again honor Boston's resilience, generosity, and strength with a day of reflection and service known as "One Boston Day."

The day serves as an opportunity to honor those who were lost in the tragic events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon, and reflect on the resilience Bostonians showed in the aftermath.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, One Boston Day 2021 will not include the large-scale events and volunteer projects that have happened in past years. The City of Boston is encouraging residents to celebrate One Boston Day as an opportunity to share a moment of kindness with family, friends, neighbors, and fellow Bostonians. While adhering to public health guidance, Mayor Janey is encouraging Bostonians to take time to spread kindness. She is asking residents to safely participate in One Boston Day by downloading our checklist with acts of kindness they can safely do from home. Mayor Janey is also encouraging people to share their reflections on the meaning of One Boston Day on social media with the hashtag #OneBostonDay.

“As we do our best to keep neighbors safe, we will commemorate One Boston Day differently than in past years,” said Mayor Janey. “To honor this day tomorrow, I hope you’ll join us to spread kindness however you can, whether that means donating to a charity responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting a small business in your neighborhood, or checking in on an older neighbor. The positive impact we can achieve together is more important than ever as we ensure that the City of Boston reopens safely and equitably, with recovery and renewal in every neighborhood.”

Resources and information about COVID-19 and reopening are available on boston.gov/coronavirus and boston.gov/reopening respectively. 

More information on One Boston Day is available online. Hill Holliday was an early supporter of One Boston Day and has consistently completed pro bono work for the City of Boston through the creation of onebostonday.org.

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