When:
Monday, Mar 16, 2020 7:00a -
Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:00p

Where:
Boston
Surrounding areas
Boston, MA

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Social Good

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Acts of kindness that have arisen in Boston amid coronavirus crisis (and how you can help)

As concerns over the spread of COVID-19 grow in the Boston area and beyond, communities are mobilizing to help those who need it most. Government officials and experts on the matter are advising everyone to take extra precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak, which subsequently has completely changed daily life for residents and businesses in the entire state of Massachusetts (as well as the entire US and world). Locally, we have compiled an ongoing list of organizations and communities that have stepped up to lend a helping hand amid the pandemic. In some cases, there are volunteer opportunities if you are looking to help in some capacity but do not know how.

(Many of these acts of kindness were sent in to us via Instagram Story after we asked our followers, “What acts of kindness have you seen arise in Boston amid the coronavirus outbreak?”)

Free Breakfast & lunch for all Boston students
Date: Starting Tu, 3/17 until further notice
Info: BPS provides free breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students beginning Tuesday, March 17. Locations will be open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 11:30 am at the schools. View all locations here.
How you can help: Donate to food pantries in your area. See all food pantries here.

Free meals to Boston all youth and teens
Date: Starting Tu, 3/17 until further notice
Info: The City of Boston in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and other community organizations provide free meals to all youth and teens at various locations and times across the city. See all locations here.
How you can help: Donate to food pantries in your area. See all food pantries here.

The Boston Resiliency Fund
Date: Ongoing
Info: The Boston Resiliency Fund is the City of Boston’s effort to help coordinate fundraising and philanthropic efforts to provide essential services to Boston residents whose health and well-being are most immediately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
How you can help: Donate via check or online via the website here.

Neighborhood Aid Network
Date: Until further notice
Info: Neighbors need to help neighbors right now, and this will be especially true for vulnerable populations like the elderly, or people who are quarantined. The Neighborhood Aid Network aims to provide a central place where neighborhood digital platforms can aggregate and standardize and where volunteers receive information and training.
How you can help: Offer to help in your community via this website. .

Artist Relief Fund
Date: Starting Th, 3/12
Info: The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1,000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by coronavirus.
How you can help: Through a partnership with Boston Center for the Arts, individuals can donate to the Artist Relief Fund here.

Feed Boston Public School children
Date: Starting Su, 3/15 until further notice
Info: Food for the Soul and Violence in Boston Inc. feed BPS children daily during lunch 12pm-2pm and dinner 5pm-8pm.
How you can help: Monetary and other donations needed include toiletries, paper towels, tisuses, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer & toilet paper. For drop off location and online monetary donation, please visit this website.

Middlesex Human Service Agency
Date: Ongoing
Info: The mission of Middlesex Human Service Agency, Inc. is to improve the quality of life and independent functioning of a wide variety of clients through the delivery of an extensive system of community-based substance abuse and social service programs.
How you can help: Every donation to MHSA helps provide emergency services to the most vulnerable families and individuals. Donate to MHSA here.

Tufts Mutual Aid
Date: Until further notice
Info: Tufts Mutual Aid is organize to coordinate the resource distribution efforts to help students amid the coronavirus.
How you can help: You can donate money, time or offer housing, storage, food, etc. to students who need help via this link.

Daddy Jones providing free meals
Date: At least in the next two weeks
Info: Although closed, Daddy Jones still offers their staff and families with children meals during the coronavirus crisis. They also donate food that could be wasted to help local pantries and neighbors.
How you can help: Buy a gift card to Daddy Jones here.

4GoodVibes providing free bagged lunch
Date: At least for the next month
Info: 4GoodVibes is providing free bagged lunch for the next month for any kid or family who needs it. Drop by anytime from 11am-5pm to pick up.
How you can help: Donate to help 4GoodVibes purchase food for the kids and families in need here or buy a gift card to 4GoodVibes here.

Pantry Pizza Kitchen giving free pizza slices to children
Date: Duration of the school closings
Info: Pantry Pizza in Dorchester will give a free slice of cheese pizza to children for the duration of the school closings.
How you can help: Order takeout or delivery from Pantry Pizza here.

The Greater Boston Food Bank
Date: Ongoing
Info: The Greater Boston Food Bank is a food distribution facility that acquires and distributes millions of pounds of food for communities in need across Eastern Massachusetts.
How you can help: There are five ways you can help, see more details here.

GoFundMe for Bruins TD Garden Employees
Date: Ongoing
Info: COVID-19 precautions have led to pauses in NHL, NBA and Garden event activity. Hundreds of loyal TD Garden workers will lose considerable and critical income during the suspension of events.
How you can help: Donate now here.

Free &pizza for hospital workers
Date: Starting Mo, 3/16
Info: All hospital workers just need to show their hospital IDs to get a free pizza. &pizza will also deliver if the hospital workers cannot leave work, just text 20003 #HERO to obtain a unique code and get the pizza delivered.
How you can help: Spread the word.

Feeding the Front Line
Date: Ongoing
Info: Feeding the Front Line launched to connect restaurants with communities in need amid coronavirus.
How you can help: Spread the word.

U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage
Date: Until further notice
Info: A growing number of schools are evacuating campuses in favor of online instruction due to coronavirus precautions.,U-Haul will extend 30 days of free self-storage at U-Haul-owned and operated facilities to help college students impacted by unforeseen schedule changes at their universities.
How you can help: Spread the word.

Red Cross Urges Healthy Individuals to Give Blood
Date: Ongoing
Info: The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus disease
How you can help: Spread the word or make an appointment to donate blood now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

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