On Marathon Day 2013, Boston Cares was inundated with people who wanted to help and with support from around the country. There was little volunteers could do on the ground, so we channeled energy into a social media campaign called #MilesofGood, which captured good deeds people were doing all over. We ran it for the 26 days following the Marathon and it helped us recognize the miracle of Boston Strong. In a similar spirit, the City of Boston founded One Boston Day in 2015 to celebrate the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the Marathon tragedy.
This year, in the 26.2 days leading up to One Boston Day, on April 15th, 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 - check out the #MilesofGood feed below!
JOIN THE CONVERSATION:
Tag your social media posts with #milesofgood and @BostonCares now through April 15, 2018 and follow along on our feed below. Don't forget to make your Facebook posts, and Twitter & Instagram profiles public so we can see your posts!
As an added incentive to join the conversation this year, we're running a contest for the best story, photo and video about what volunteering means to you, and awarding the winners with a $100 prize, generously provided by a donor! Simply tag Boston Cares in your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram posts - we'll choose a winner from the top three most shared & liked posts in each of the following categories between March 21-April 15:
Video – Share a 30 second or shorter video telling us why you love to volunteer.
Word – Camera shy? No problem, share a story about volunteering that you would like to share with the world. How has it made your life better?
Photo – Best of both worlds, share a photo with a short description to help inspire others to volunteer.