Phillips Brooks House hosts virtual holiday toy and joy drive

Kate Johnsen and Travis Lovett from the Phillips Brooks House pick up a cart of toys for the 2017 annual toy drive at Memorial Church. Jeffrey Blackwell/Harvard Memorial Church

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For the past 26 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, the Phillips Brooks House Toy and Joy Drive will be running virtually to help community partners through the challenging months ahead.

More than 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.

On Dec. 1, links to community partner wish lists will go live on the Phillips Brooks House website.  Community partners have a wide range of needs including books, sports equipment, games, toys, and art supplies.

For more information about how you or your department can support Harvard’s holiday giving efforts, contact Travis Lovett at