Cambridge Police Seek Donations for “Secret Santa for Seniors” Gift Drive

Gift bags delivered to senior citizens in Cambridge each holiday season


The Cambridge Police Department is seeking donations for its annual Secret Santa for Seniors Gift Drive. Donations will be accepted now through Monday, December 17th and gifts can be dropped off in the first floor Main Lobby of the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility located at 125 Sixth Street.

The holiday season is a joyous time of year for many people, but it can be lonely for senior citizens in our community who may not have family or friends to celebrate with.

Help the Cambridge Police Department put a smile on a senior’s face this year when they’re surprised with a holiday gift bag on Christmas Eve by donating an item to our annual Secret Santa for Seniors Gift Drive!

Suggested donations include:             

  • Chocolates
  • Tea
  • Jams
  • Gift Cards
  • Hard Candy
  • Lip Balm
  • Blankets
  • Large Print Books
  • Socks
  • Slippers
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Cough Drops
  • Dish Towels
  • Candy Canes
  • Sweaters
  • Boston Sports Items

Cambridge Police rely solely on the generous donations from Cambridge businesses, community members, and Police Officers to assist us in providing this service.  It is our hope to brighten the day of seniors who may be lonely on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a small gift that lets them know they are not forgotten. 

Please contact Sergeant Kathy Murphy at 617-349-3236 for more information or if you are interested in volunteering to help hand-deliver gift bags to seniors on the morning of December 24, 2012.

Donation boxes are located at:

  • Cambridge Police Department, 1st Floor Lobby (125 Sixth Street)
  • Cambridge City Hall (795 Massachusetts Avenue)
  • Cambridge Traffic & Parking Department, 1st Floor Lobby (344 Broadway)
  • East Cambridge Savings Bank
    • 1310 Cambridge Street
    • 344 Cambridge Street
    • 292 Cambridge Street
    • 2067 Massachusetts Avenue
  • Whole Foods Market/Alewife 
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
  • MIT (10 boxes at various locations)
  • Cambridge College (4 boxes at various locations)
  • Agassiz Neighborhood Council (20 Sacramento Street)


Secret Santa Gift Drive Flyer


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Friday: 8:30am-12pm

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