A 9/11 Tribute: Military Care Package Drive


Boston Cares is again teaming up with the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund to assemble care packages for military from Massachusetts serving overseas and our veterans at home utilizing the services of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. The packing project is full, but we are asking volunteers to help us collect the following items:

  • Travel size bug spray, pumps or wipes. NO AEROSOLS
  • Mens and Women’s NEW white cotton crew socks, 500 total: (400 men’s and 100 women’s). Socks will be donated to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.

Two options for dropping off your donations:

  1. Bring your donations to our Boston Cares office weekdays through Tuesday, September 8th between 9 am-5 pm. (We will be closed on Labor Day.) We’re located right near North Station at 90 Canal Street, Suite 610. Directions here.
  2. Transport your donations to the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Wednesday, September 11th at 9:00am.

This project is part of the Boston Cares 9/11—Remember & Serve Initiative.  In 2009, the passage of the Edward M. Kennedy ServeAmerica Act formally recognized September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under federal law and Presidential Proclamation.