Every year, the Brown community holds a holiday gift drive for families served by the Brookview House, a shelter in Dorchester. All 9 teams at Brown are assigned Brookview clients to sponsor. Participating students and their families purchase gifts from wish lists. The items are brought to school, wrapped and then transported to the Brookview House for distribution.
Please discuss with your Brown student whether your family would like to sponsor a child or adult affiliated with the Brookview House this year. If you would like to sign up, have your student(s) contact their Home Base teacher.
If your family volunteers to sponsor an individual, you will receive a gift request card that will include the person’s age, gender, favorite color, clothing size and gift requests. Sponsors are NOT obligated to purchase any or all of the gifts in the request card. Some requests are for expensive items so it is important for you to use your own judgment when purchasing gifts. Please feel free to purchase items that are within a reasonable price range for you. Substitutions are fine as long as they are appropriate for the age/gender of the person for whom the gift is intended.
Sponsoring families should send their gifts in to Brown according to the deadline set for their student’s team (sometime between December 1-8). Students will wrap their gifts in “home base” during the week of December 4-8 and all of the gifts will be loaded on to the truck to go to Brookview House on Monday, December 11.
***If you would like to donate wrapping paper, ribbons or bows, please drop them off with Ms. Kathy Hunt in the main office before the Thanksgiving break. Gift cards to CVS, Walgreens, Target, Stop & Shop and other vendors that we can pass on to Brookview clients are also greatly appreciated.