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Lunch Break: Cocoa and Conversation

Bundle up and join us for hot cocoa and conversation in the open space.

About this event

We’ll be reflecting back on the fall season, looking ahead to the winter and spring, and gathering winter donations for our friends and neighbors in Cambridge.

We’re partnering with the MIT Community Services Office to host two holiday collections — a Secret Santa for Seniors drive with the City of Cambridge, and a toy drive for children with the Margaret Fuller House. Please bring your items with you — we’ll have bins for collection at the event. Please see below for wish lists – we hope you might consider donating!

Wish lists:

Secret Santa for Seniors:

Socks, slippers, bath robes, sweaters, any Boston sports team items, dish towels, large print books, blankets, gift cards, chocolate, tea, coffee, jams, crackers, cookies, hard candy, canned treats, lip balm, cough drops, tissues, and similar items for a holiday gift bag assortment.

Margaret Fuller House Toy Drive Wish List:

Science and math toys, tie dye kits, board games, drawing supplies, anime/manga, stuffed animals, dolls, toy cards, lego sets, sports balls, engineering sets, Beyblades, Uno, chapter books for kids, Tech Decks, and Harry Potter toys.

About this event

Registration is recommended! If you remember, bring your own mug or thermos to keep things sustainable.

Keeping us safe: This event will follow all MIT policies and Covid safety guidelines. Face coverings are not required outdoors for vaccinated individuals, but you are most welcome to wear one if you wish. For unvaccinated individuals, wearing a face covering outdoors is required when unable to maintain 3 feet of physical distance.

Physical distancing will be encouraged at this event. More info on MIT policies can be found at

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  • Date

    December 14, 2021 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

  • Location

    MIT Open Space
    292 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States