“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:

MIT2016 "Together in Service" Public Service Day

April 19

Departments across MIT are getting involved in the "Together in Service" Public Service day in April of 2016. The day's activities, part of the MIT2016 celebration of 100 years in Cambridge, will help guide our students, faculty, and staff to exciting volunteer opportunities in Cambridge and Boston. There are already a number of ways you can plan to get involved!

  • CityDays: 500 MIT community members will engage with the Cambridge and Greater Boston community by volunteering with neighborhood agencies. Registration begins in the spring. Contact Sarah Bouchard for info.
  • Cambridge Civic Engagement "Serve-a-thon": The Graduate Student Council is collecting proposals from Cambridge city officials and community members for pressing civic needs that could be addressed in one day by motivated teams of MIT students. Learn more and make a proposal at the Serve-a-thon website.
  • Community Giving at MIT Collection Drive: The Community Services office is partnering with the Office of Government and Community Relations to coordinate an MIT-wide collection drive to benefit a wide spectrum of Cambridge nonprofits. We are hoping to work with 100 departments, centers, laboratories, employee groups, and student groups to participate in the collection. If you are interested in getting your department or group involved, please contact us!

Cell phone donation: Ongoing collection

Drop off or send your used cell phone to the Community Services Office, Room E38-234. 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.