We Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart
On Sunday, Nov. 22rd, 2015, dozens of volunteers, Mission staff, and local leaders gathered at the Boston Rescue Mission to celebrate our 23nd Annual Day of Thanks. We welcomed Gov. Charlie Baker, his wife Lauren Baker, Massachusetts Elder Affairs Secretary Alice Bonner, and Boston City Council President Bill Linehan to hear testimony from two Mission graduates about their journey through recovery. 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. Lots of needy families took home baskets filled with turkeys and all the trimmings to their own dinner tables also.
We were grateful also to showcase musicians from Music for Food's Boston chapter. A string duo played Mozart and other pieces for folks assembled and waiting for speeches and for Thanksgiving meals. During the meal, diners listened to five pieces from a capella group Boston Found.
Governor Charlie Baker and wife Lauren Baker serve meals with a smile!
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, and many others to make 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!