Mayor Walsh: Happy Thanksgiving, Boston!

Dear Friend,

Today is a special time to come together, as families and communities, to deepen our connection to one another, and to give back to those in need.

November 27, 2019 – Mayor Martin Walsh greeted attendes at the annual Goodwill Thanks-for-Giving event in Roxbury. (Mayor’s Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson)

This morning Lorrie and I will continue our annual tradition of volunteering with local shelters before spending time with our families. It’s heartwarming to see so many volunteers, food banks, and shelters open their doors to people and families, so that everyone can take part in a Thanksgiving celebration.

The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who may not have a place to call home, food to put on the table, or are struggling to make ends meet. So as we celebrate in our own ways, let’s also remember to look out for one another, and show what it means to be a city of neighbors helping neighbors.

I want to thank the many Bostonians who, every single day, set an example on how to give back. These lessons of kindness and compassion make our city stronger, more vibrant, and more resilient. The spirit of giving is especially alive during the holidays, and that makes me incredibly proud to be Mayor of this great city.

Let’s keep the spirit of giving going every day, in our communities and in our hearts.

I hope you all enjoy Thanksgiving, however you celebrate.

With Gratitude,