“Inherent in our mission to bring knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges is a commitment to helping those in need.”

—President Reif

Events and Fundraisers

Community Giving at MIT hosts a series of activities throughout the year in partnership with local agencies.

Get involved now by taking part in our current fundraisers and collections:

Spring Book Sale

Wednesday, April 18
Bush Room (Bldg. 10-105)

Our Spring Used Book Sale was an absolute blast, as usual! We set up shop in Lobby 10 and the Bush Room with an excellent selection of gently used books at unbelievable prices. All the proceeds of the sale went to help cover expenses for the new Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House passenger van, including insurance, driver's salary, gas, maintenance, and painting costs. Thank you to everybody from the MIT community who helped to make the van a reality and to make each Book Sale a success!

The New Margaret Fuller House Van!

2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's Greater Boston

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018
North Point Park

Community Giving at MIT is at it again! We are teaming up with Lincoln Laboratory's Alzheimer's Support Community for this year's Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer's!

You can join the team or make a donation at http://act.alz.org/goto/MIT and visit the Lincoln Lab Team Page to cheer on our colleagues in Lexington!

You can help us take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's by donating to the Alzheimer's Association and supporting a cause so many of us hold dear. The Alzheimer's Association is one of MIT's currently supported charities, and together, we can help achieve the dream of a world without Alzheimer's disease.

CASPAR Winter Collection Drive

November 2018

Items collected during this drive will be donated to the CASPAR Emergency Services Center, an MIT community partner that provides services to those affected by substance abuse disorders in Cambridge and Somerville. It is always a great pleasure for us to be able to help support the important work that CASPAR does all year round!

Secret Santa for Seniors gift collection

November and December 2018

The holiday season can be a lonely time for senior citizens who may not have family or friends with whom to celebrate. Each year, our office is excited to parner with the Cambridge police as they surprise members of our community with holiday gift bags on Christmas eve!

Last year's Secret Santa for Seniors collection was a huge success, and we look forward to make it a success once more this year!

Volunteer Opportunities

If you'd like to volunteer with United Way or one of the many United Way supported nonprofits, visit the United Way Volunteeer HQ for a schedule of upcoming opportunities in your area!

Volunteer HQ Participants

Cell phone donation: Ongoing collection

Drop off or send your used cell phone to the Community Services Office, Room E19-711. Proceeds from the donations help support the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), which provides free, comprehensive services to survivors of sexual violence. To date, MIT has donated over 280 cell phones.