Ten Acts of Kindness


Red Sox Nation might be the toughest “Nation” there is. We know about pain. Yes, we remember Bambino, the “Indian Massacre”, the worst records in baseball history. Not to mention, 2011. I read so many articles about will Boston fans give up. Will we show up? We have been pounded, and understand heartache in a way only true love can teach you. We are still here. 100 years at Fenway, we survived and still believe. I was so impressed by the Red Sox performing 100 Acts of Kindness, especially in the wake of a staff overhaul, that I felt compelled to share what they have done so far, and to remind you, why unconditionally, the Red Sox are the greatest team in the MLB.

The first, two Acts of Kindness took place December 8th with the Red Sox bestowing copy of the Fenway Park: 100 Years coffee table book to each of the 18 Boston Public Libraries and all 125 of the Boston Public Schools.It is so very important to keep our youth and future Red Sox fans with current knowledge.

The third act occurred in Weymouth MA December 12th on which Boston Red Sox front office donated over 200 gifts to the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

The fourth came on December 13th in Manchester, NH where The Boston Red Sox donated 100 frozen turkeys to New Horizons for NH, which serves as a adult homeless shelter, soup kitchen, and food pantry.

The fifth, in Portland, ME on December 14th Wally the Green Monster visited the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital to make a donation of holiday gifts and toys to the patients. All these gifts were sponsored completely by Twins the Red Sox Souvenir Store.

The Sixth act came the very next day on December 15th, to recognize the important work done by the Bridgeport Rescue Mission the Red Sox donated much needed sheets and pillows and blankets.

On December 16th, the Red Sox donated canned goods and towels to the Committee for Temporary Shelter (COTS) in Burlington, VT as their seventh act.

The eighth hit the following Monday for Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island. The Red Sox aided with delivery and service of holiday meals to 100 people.

Their ninth act was to support Samaritans a local suicide prevention and support organization, and their “Make Noise to Save a Life” fundraiser event on Sunday January 15th at the House of Blues.

The tenth act on January 16th came with Bobby Valentine showing how to use a hammer, at Roxbury’s Dimock Center to refresh the preschool to mark MLK day.

So you see Red Sox Nation, there are big changes coming in all forms for the Red Sox, I think its starting to feel like maybe, just maybe, these changes are the best thing to happen to us.

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