Friday, April 26, 2013

#BostonStrong and How You Can Contribute

Last week, I don't have to tell any of you, there were some pretty horrific events to hit the Boston marathon and the city of Boston. I can tell you, as someone who has lived in this general area for nearly her entire life, that I can't remember another instance in time where I think we, as a region, felt so directly affected by violence. I have been personally moved by the stories I have been hearing of those affected really directly. I thought I would recap some of my favorite ways to contribute, all of which I have donated to... so I can honestly say that these are what I would recommend.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino worked on the formation of The One Fund Boston, the purpose of which is to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the Boston Marathon.

Apparel Support
Why not wear your support while also giving money towards the cause. You know I love shopping for charity and this is as great a reason as any. I happened to have just ordered the Life is Good Love Boston tee in Sky blue and can't wait to wear my support for Boston. Boston Strong T-shirt, donations to the Greg Hill Foundation, Adidas Boston Stands as One, 100% of the proceeds going to The One Fund Boston, Life is Good Love Boston Tee, 100% of the proceeds going to The One Fund Boston.

Individual Fundraisers
There are also so many personal stories about those who had suffered injuries or those who lost loved ones in the bombings. Besides The One Fund, there are also families doing individual fundraising for their medical bills, for surgeries and therapy. For instance, a fellow Boston Blogger, Alyssa of Ruffle and Curl, was directly affected by the bombings. Her sister was injured and has undergone surgeries since the events last week. You can see their family's fundraising page here, which is raising funds for all of Brittany's medical bills.

Also, as always, it is a great idea to donate blood. There is always a need, recent tragedies or not, for blood donation. For your closest donation site or to make an appointment, visit

How have you helped support the cause or do you have individual fundraisers you would like to share?

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