Holiday Giving Drive

For the past 25 years, Phillips Brooks House has collected gifts and donations during the holiday season for several community-based programs in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston.  This holiday season, we are launching a virtual giving drive to serve a wider variety of community needs during the winter months.

Over 40 Harvard-based departments and programs have generously supported Harvard's holiday giving efforts.  Major collaborators and supporters of this program include Harvard Medical School, Memorial Church, Harvard Libraries, Office for the Arts at Harvard, and the Harvard University Retirees Association.

Our community partners have a wide range of needs including books, sports equipment, games, toys, art supplies, toiletries, warm winter clothing, and canned food.  For anyone who would like to support this effort, please visit any of our community partner donation lists by clicking on the links below:

Participating Organizations

Core Needs

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)  Games

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Winter clothing

Boston Public Schools Games, toys, books

Cambridge Community Center

Sports equipment, art supplies

Center for Families

Games, toys, art supplies

Cradles to Crayons

Winter clothing for children

East End House

Games, toys, art supplies

Fidelity House

Games, toys, sports equipment

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter

Winter clothing, toiletries, food storage

Jackson Mann Community Center

Games, toys, art supplies

Rosie's Place Winter clothing, toiletries

Y2Y Harvard Square (youth shelter)

Winter clothing, toiletries, food

YWCA of Cambridge

Toys, winter clothing, bedding

( Please note that all purchases will be shipped directly to our partner sites.)

For more information about Harvard’s holiday giving efforts, please contact Travis Lovett at