Hyatt Regency Boston and St. Francis House Collect Sneakers for Downtown Boston Shelter Guests


Hyatt Regency Boston announces a partnership with St. Francis House to gather and provide sneakers for the underprivileged and homeless in honor of “One Boston Day” on April 15, 2015. Through this partnership, Hyatt Regency Boston and St. Francis House aim to give hope, strength and mobility to those who need it most. 


In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy in 2013, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has proclaimed that April 15 will now be known as “One Boston Day,” a day to encourage random acts of kindness and the spread of goodwill throughout the city.


Beginning April 2, 2015, through April 30, 2015, Hyatt Regency Boston will collect new and gently worn sneakers to benefit the guests of St. Francis House, a neighborhood shelter for homeless men and women. St. Francis House provides rehabilitative and housing programs for poor and homeless men and women, supporting 500-600 people each day and serving up to 800 meals per day, 365 days a year.  St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in the Commonwealth.


Hyatt Regency Boston is requesting donations of new or gently worn men’s sneakers, sizes 10 through 14, which the Clothing Department at St. Francis House indicates is an item in great demand. It is critical that these items are new or gently used as footwear and foot care is so vital for the St. Francis House population. All shoe donations can be dropped off in the main lobby of Hyatt Regency Boston, located at One Avenue de Lafayette, in downtown Boston.


“At Hyatt Regency Boston, we aim to make a difference in people’s lives starting with the community we live in and the guests that we serve. We hope to collect 502 pairs of shoes, the equivalent of the number of beds we host in our hotel,” said Terry Dunbar, general manager, Hyatt Regency Boston.


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