The Giving Tree, an annual program sponsored by the MIT Panhellenic Association and the Public Service Center, will collect gifts to be donated to children in Boston and Cambridge in time for Christmas.
Departments, offices, dorms, clubs, and living groups as well as individuals who want to participate are told the name, sex and age of the children they're helping. They then purchase gifts costing $10 or less, wrap them and drop them off from December 2-13 in Lobby 7 and Room 311 in the Student Center (the PSC office).
Agencies that will distribute the gifts include the Teddy Bear Foundation for Foster Children, Children's Day Care, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Unite Homes, the Thorndike Street School and the Elizabeth Peabody House. Last year the program collected 1,000 presents; this year organizers are hoping for 1,200. They are also collecting money but prefer wrapped gifts.
For more information, contact Michelle Berris, Panhellenic Community Service chair, at x5-1500 or
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 4, 1996.