It’s hard to believe Mayor Tom Menino is entering his final month in office, concluding 20 years at the helm of Boston. To kick things off for his last December, Menino announced a series of 20 giveaways this week.
With the 27th Annual bostonCANshare program coming to an end this Friday, Dec. 6, after more than a month of donations, Menino announced the program will be dishing out a wide range of prizes to donors throughout the week.
“Bostonian’s have been incredibly generous in supporting bostonCANshare this year, already surpassing last year’s donations, but there’s much work left to be done to get us to our goal of $100,000 and 50,000 cans of food,” Menino said in a statement.
The bostonCANshare drive is a joint effort by various City departments, corporate and community partners, City agencies, and Boston Public Schools to provide hunger relief to Bostonians in need. Canned food donations are delivered by FedEx to The Greater Boston Food Bank and distributed to more than 90 Boston food pantries, shelters and food kitchens. This year’s drive started on Monday, October 21.
Starting today until the end of the day Friday, during peak hours, randomly-selected bostonCANshare donors who contribute online during specified hours will be notified via email if they have won.
In order to qualify, donations must be submitted online and meet the minimum amount.
Prizes Given Out on the Following Dates Include:
Monday 12/2 (Theme: Authentic Boston)
- 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Personalized City of Boston Street Sign, $10 min. donation
- 1-2 p.m. – 5 pairs of Boston Duck Tour passes ($68 value per pair), $10 min. donation
- 3-4 p.m. – A family four-pack of tickets to The New England Aquarium and IMAX ($125 value), $50 min. donation
- 4-5 p.m. – Mike Napoli signed baseball, Will Middlebrooks autographed bat, OR Jarrod Saltalamacchia signed jersey, three random winners, $10 min. donation
Tuesday 12/3 (Theme: Holidays in Boston)
- 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – MBTA Token pendant ($80 value), $10 min. donation
- 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – A fresh-cut 6-8 foot Christmas Tree ($85 value), $20 min. donation
- 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Samuel Adams Gift Basket ($100 value/no alcohol included), $25 min. donation
Wednesday 12/4 (Theme: Groceries/Home Cooking)
- 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – One of FIVE $40 gift cards to Stop & Shop, $10 min. donation
- 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. –$100 gift card to Shaws/Star Market, $25 min. donation
Thursday 12/5 (Theme: Sports and New Years’s Resolutions)
- 10-11 a.m. – One-year Hubway membership,
- 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — BU Men’s Basketball vs. Harvard. Sat. 12/7, 1PM @ Case Gym (2 sets of 4 tickets) $25 min. donation
- 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. — BU Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Merrimack. Sat. 12/7, 7PM @ Agganis Arena (2 sets of 4 tickets) $25 min. donation
- 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – 3-month YMCA membership, $25 min. donation
- 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Two tickets to see the Boston Celtics take on the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 18, $50 min. donation
- 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – A four pack of Boston Celtics Suite Level Tickets (most games), $75 donation
Friday 12/6 (Theme: Boston Restaurants)
- 10-11 a.m. – $50 gift card to Minibar, $10 min. donation
- 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — $100 to Sweet Cheeks, $25 min. donation
- 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. — $100 to Tavern Road, $25 min. donation
- 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – $100 to Pasta Beach, $25 min. donation
- 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. — $100 to Stephanie’s on Newbury/Stefi’s on Tremont, $25 min. donation