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On This Day, We Give Thanks

Every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, dozens of volunteers, Mission staff, and local leaders gather at the Boston Rescue Mission to celebrate our annual Day of Thanks. Over the years, we've welcomed mayors, governors, U.S. senators, presidential candidates and cabinet members, all with the same mission--to help hungry families give thanks and celebrate the blessings they have. 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 take home baskets filled with turkeys and all the trimmings to their own dinner tables as well.

This year on Sunday November 24, once again we will enlist volunteers and local dignitaries to distribute and serve meals beginning at noon. 

From left to right: Mission President John Samaan, Secretary Marylou Sudders and husband Bradley, Secretary Alice Bonner, and Councilor elect Ed Flynn at the 2018 Day of Thanks.

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 Greater Boston Food Bank, The Capital Grille Boston, Dig Inn and many others that 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 or 617-338-9000, x1230. Thank you for your compassion!

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