One Day With A Thousand Blessings
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, dozens of volunteers, Mission staff, and local leaders gathered at the Boston Rescue Mission to celebrate our 24th annual Day of Thanks. We welcomed Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and her husband, and Linn Torto, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness. With the help of many generous donors, they and others served hundreds of homeless and hungry community members complete Thanksgiving dinners in the Mission kitchen. Dozens of needy families took home baskets filled with turkeys and all the trimmings to their own dinner tables as well.
We were grateful also to showcase musicians from Music for Food's Boston chapter. A string duo played for folks assembled and waiting for Thanksgiving meals. During the meal, diners listened to four pieces from a capella group Boston Found.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Rev. John Samaan, & Secretary Marylou Sudders
Photo courtesy City of Boston
Hundreds of churches, businesses, schools, and individuals contribute valuable gifts of time, food, and financial resources to make this event a success. We're especially thankful for contributions from The Walmart Foundation, Aramark and The Boston Red Sox, The Greater Boston Food Bank, The Capital Grille Boston, Longwood Events and The State Room, and many others that made this event a successful one.
If you would like to contribute time, talents, food, or other resources to the Mission, please contact our volunteer coordinator Mauricia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-338-9000, x1230. Thank you for your compassion!