National Philanthropy Day: Celebrating the Spirit of Giving


November 15th is recognized as National Philanthropy Day, an annual occasion to celebrate the spirit of giving. Over the years at Cambridge Crossing, we’ve had the privilege to work with and support many amazing local non-profits who are providing essential goods and services to our children, seniors, and most vulnerable neighbors.

Of course, giving back feels a little different in 2020, with many in-person volunteering opportunities and fundraising events on hold at a time when they’re needed most. That is why on this day, we want to highlight a handful of ways that you can still give back to the local community this season:


Source: Cambridge Community Center

Opportunities to Donate

  1. Cambridge Women’s Center
    The Cambridge Women’s Center, which “provides a supportive community space for all women by offering opportunities for empowerment, learning, healing, trauma support, and understanding,” is currently accepting financial contributions and donations via its Amazon Wish List. The Wish List includes essentials, food, and winter items.
  2. Cambridge Community Center
    For nearly a century, the Cambridge Community Center (CCC) has been “a frontline resource for youth and families” in the Riverside neighborhood of Cambridge. The CCC accepts direct donations. You can also use Amazon Smile to help support the CCC while you shop online
  3. Somerville/Cambridge Elder Services
    Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) “promotes the right of all individuals to live with dignity, in the setting of their choice by offering older people, younger people with disabilities, and caregivers the information, services and support needed to make choices which enhance health, well-being and independence.” SCES is accepting donations to help fund their programming.
  4. East End House
    Neighboring CX in East Cambridge, East End House “has been a vital resource for newly immigrated and lower-income individuals and families for more than 140 years.” This year, East End House is accepting donations for its annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, its Adopt-A-Family Drive, COVID-19 relief funds, and more.
    CASPAR, a non-profit founded in 1970 to help address the demand for substance abuse treatment, is accepting donations to support their mission. As the first local non-ER option for treatment, CASPAR has served as a lifeline for the community with services like FirstStep Street Outreach, emergency shelter, residential services, and Aftercare services.


Source:  East End House

Even while apart, let’s come together and support these local organizations and causes who are serving those in need.

Something incredible is rising in Cambridge.

And here is your exclusive invitation to be a part of it. We want to collaborate with driven, courageous thinkers and makers who share our vision. Cambridge Crossing is the place for leaders and teams who know that the spark of real innovation can strike anywhere at anytime.