Campus & Community

Phillips Brooks House launches gift drive

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Donations accepted from Harvard community and beyond

On Dec. 1, Phillips Brooks House will launch Harvard’s annual holiday gift drive — an effort to collect more than 1,500 gifts for children in Boston and Cambridge. This drive, which will run through Dec. 16, will provide books, games, toys, art supplies, and sports equipment to children, many of whose parents are impoverished, incarcerated, or homeless. Last year, Phillips Brooks House donated approximately 1,500 gifts to 18 agencies in Allston-Brighton, Boston, Cambridge, Dorchester, and Roxbury.

Everyone on the Harvard campus and beyond is invited to donate gifts for children of all ages. Gifts must be new and unwrapped, and can be dropped off at the Phillips Brooks House in Harvard Yard, or in any of the designated collection boxes on campus (collection boxes will be clearly marked). Phillips Brooks House staff and student volunteers will sort the toys for distribution to community agencies from Dec. 18to Dec. 20.

In addition to the gift drive, Phillips Brooks House will be accepting clothing donations on behalf of the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. Donations can be left in marked receptacles on the first floor of Phillips Brooks House.

For more information, email or call 617.496.4171.