Boston residents are marking the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings by giving back to the community for "One Boston Day."
The day was established as a day to reach out and help others through random acts of kindness.
Dozens of charity events and other ways to help the community are planned throughout the city.
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The tradition began last year after many survivors felt the need to pass on the kindness and support they received.
The following events are planned:
Boston Strong Blood Drive - Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St. Boston – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Martin Richard Foundation Moment of Silence and Community Cleanup - Peabody Square, Dorchester - 12:30 p.m.
Martin Richard Foundation #RunForMartin – Dorchester – 5 p.m.
Stepping Strong Blood Drive 2016 - Copley Square - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Sign-up required
St. Francis House Sneaker Donation Drive – 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
The Museum of Science is allowing free entry to the Butterfly Garden.
The Museum of Fine Arts is offering free admission after 4 p.m.
The Sports Museum at the TD Garden is also offering free admission.
Donation Box Locations:
Intersection of Exeter Street and Boylston Street, Boston
Boston City Hall, Third Floor