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March 21 – April 15

On Marathon Day 2013, Boston Cares was inundated with people who wanted to help and support from around the country. There was little that volunteers could do on the ground, so we channeled their drive into a social media campaign called #MilesofGood. This year, in the 26.2 days leading up to #OneBostonDay, Boston Cares and our community will post daily about the many creative and inspiring ways that volunteers have responded to the ever-changing needs of their communities.

Share your stories, photos and videos about what volunteering means to you with #MilesofGood and @BostonCares – we’ll be running a contest this year for the best posts with a chance to win a cash prize!



Sort Products for Ugandan Families with Project Have Hope

Tuesday, March 27th

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM  


Project Have Hope works with female artisans in the Acholi Quarter of Kampala, Uganda. We sell their handmade jewelry to supplement the women's income and also manage several programs in their community, including school sponsorships, micro-loans and agricultural projects. 
Volunteers will help the staff sort products to be sold and prepare outreach mailings






Cook for the Critically Ill at Community Servings

Thursday, March 22nd

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM


Each day Community Servings prepares and packages 1000 meals for men, women, and children who are struggling with acute life threatening illnesses. Join the Community Servings chefs in the kitchen preparing food for the critically ill. Volunteers will help the staff slice, chop, cook, assemble, and package meals for individuals and families battling  life-threatening illnesses.
 Volunteers must also be in good health to assist in the kitchen. Even common colds can pose a risk to clients.


Library Organizing with BPS

Wednesday, March 28th 

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us at the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Dorchester as volunteers work to help to organize their library!

Volunteers will be moving, sorting and organizing books back onto the shelves following the Dewey Decimal System. Some lifting may be required.

Boston Public Schools Library Services provides centralized support for Boston Public School communities and Library Team members as well as central leadership to schools and departments to ensure that library media centers play a core role in achieving academic targets.

This is a fun and productive opportunity to help BPS schools get their libraries organized!


Tutor with X-Cel Education 

Wednesday, March 28th

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Teach Basic math and Beginning Algebra skills to adult students who are preparing for their High School Equivalency exam. The math instruction will be done individually and in small groups. All math instruction materials will be provided by X-Cel. 

For first time volunteers, experienced volunteers will be present in addition to the project leader to offer advice, support and direction. No advanced math skills are needed for this project. X-Cel’s mission is to make high school completion, post-secondary study, and sustainable career paths more accessible to underserved communities in Greater Boston.


In the Partner Spotlight this month, we take a look at the vital work of Tech Goes Home, an organization striving to close the digital divide by providing access to basic tech education and affordable technology. Click below to read more about how this organization, which has trained nearly 1 in every 25 Bostonians, is changing the way people interact with technology. | 617.422.0910 | 90 Canal St. Boston, MA Suite 610 02114