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Season of Giving

The Season of Giving celebrates the work and goodwill of those within the Harvard Longwood Campus community and within our communities at home. We are continuing to see the impact of COVID-19, making it more important than ever to remain connected and share appreciation with those around us. The Season of Giving recognizes that there are many ways to give back and invites you to spread gratitude by participating in the following activities:

  • Use our virtual “Thank You” card to send a note of appreciation to someone who has helped you, has made you feel valued, or has done something special for you.
  • Take a moment to recognize a colleague(s) through the You Are Our Harvard Hero website. Here you will also find a series of inspiring videos that recognize and honor our remarkable staff.
  • There are a number of organizations that are accepting charitable donations, which you can search for by zip code:
  • To donate to a food bank/pantry near you, click on one of the links below and enter your zip code:
  • To provide a child with a toy for the holidays, click on the links below to find a location accepting toy donations:
    • Philips Brooks House (PBHA) is a student-run public services organization that seeks to meet community needs while advocating for structural change.  For many years, PBHA has collected gifts and donations during the holiday season for several community-based programs in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston.  This year PBHA will be launching it’s Toy and Joy Drive. Visit their website for more information!
    • Goodwill is a non-profit that helps people overcome challenges to develop skills for meaningful employment.  Goodwill accepted new and gently used items to sell in their stores or on The proceeds from sales revenue goes towards providing employment training and job placement services for people in your community. You were able to drop off new or lightly used toys at a Goodwill center or make a monetary contribution.

If you have any questions on any of the Season of Giving events, please contact any of the following:

Harvard Chan School:  Ilia Maldonado;; 617-432-1627
HMS:  Sarah Regan;; 617-432-4780

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