Harvard Longwood Campus Welcomes the Season of Giving

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Please stay tuned for details about the 2014 Season of Giving.

 

2013 Season of Giving:

As the  holiday season approaches, we often stop to think about everything for which we are grateful. This year, HMS, HSDM and HSPH are teaming up to usher in the Season of Giving by providing employees with an opportunity to share messages of appreciation with each other and to help our local community through a voluntary food and gift drive.

The Season of Giving will kick off with a noontime lecture on gratitude followed by a thank-you card writing event. 

Below, please find a list of events that will take place across the Harvard Longwood Campus, and accompanying details. 

Talk@12:

In this talk, Francesca Gino will discuss the science behind the powerful effects of gratitude.

Tuesday, November 5

Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Armenise Amphitheater

Speaker: Francesca Gino, Associate Professor at Harvard Business School

Click here for streaming video of the event!  (The live stream will begin at noon)

The Talk@12 will be streamed to the following locations:

  • HSPH: Kresge Cafeteria and 90 Smith St. First Floor Conference Room
  • HSDM: REB room 109
  • Primate Center: RB6 Amphitheater
  • Landmark Center: HMS Finance Office conference room, Suite 23 west, 2nd floor, 401 Park Drive

Thank-You Card Stations:

Please take a moment after the Talk@12 to write a note of appreciation to someone who has helped you in the past.  Thank-you card stations will be available directly after the Talk, and on 11/6 and 11/7 for your convenience.  Dates, times and locations where you can write notes of appreciation are listed below.

Tuesday, November 5 from 1:00 -2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 6 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 7 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

The card stations will be located in:

HMS     

Courtyard Café

Landmark Center: Office of Finance at Suite 23 west, 2nd floor, 401 Park Drive

NEPRC:  RB1 lobby, the RB3 entranceway, and the RB5 lobby

NRB cafeteria

HSDM

REB Lobby

Main Lobby

HSPH

90 Smith Street lobby

Kresge Cafeteria

You can also mail your own thank-you card through interoffice mail.  Please be sure to include the recipient’s name, school, building and department.

Please allow one week for delivery due to high volume.

Food Drive:

As part of the Season of Giving campaign, the Harvard Longwood Campus will be holding a food drive from November 15-26.  Boxes will be located throughout the three schools and will be well marked.  The boxes will be collected on the last day of the food drive by  Rosie’s Place

Runs 11/15 - 11/26

Collection boxes will be located in:

HMS

Outside the Courtyard Café

NEPRC: RB1 lobby, RB3 entranceway, and RB5 lobby (Donations from the NEPRC will be sent to Southborough Food Pantry)

Landmark Center: HMS Finance Office conference room, Suite 23 west, 2nd floor, 401 Park Drive

NRB: 1st Floor Security Desk, near the main elevator bank

HSDM

REB lobby

Main lobby

HSPH

90 Smith Street lobby First Floor (next to the security desk)

Kresge lobby

Holiday Toy Drive:

Continuing the “Season of Giving” into the winter holidays, the Harvard Longwood Campus would like to help families who may not have the resources to buy presents by participating in the Phillips Brooks House Holiday Gift Drive.   

The drive will begin on December 2 and will provide books, games, toys, art supplies, and sports equipment to children, many of whose parents are impoverished, homeless or incarcerated.  Faculty, staff and students are invited to donate gifts for children in pre-school through high-school age. Gifts must be new and unwrapped.

Toy collection boxes will be located throughout the three schools and will be marked with Phillips Brooks House identification.  For more information, email Milena_Rubel@hms.harvard.edu.

Runs 12/2 -12/17

Collection boxes will be located in:

HMS

Outside the Courtyard Café

NEPRC: RB1 lobby, RB3 entranceway, and RB5 lobby

Landmark Center: HMS Finance Office conference room, Suite 23 west, 2nd floor, 401 Park Drive

NRB 1st Floor Security Desk, near the main elevator bank

HSDM

REB lobby

Main Lobby

HSPH

90 Smith Street lobby First Floor (next to the security desk)

Kresge lobby

Harvard Community Gifts, Harvard’s Workplace Charitable Giving Program

Those interested in giving through financial support are invited to join a University-wide tradition and community of caring.  Through the Harvard Community Gifts program, HMS, HSDM and HSPH employees can give to their favorite charities through 2014 via Harvard payroll deduction, debit/credit card or check.  More details will be provided when the campaign launches on November 6.

Benefits Open Enrollment for 2015

 

Harvard’s annual benefits Open Enrollment for 2015 will take place in PeopleSoft starting at 8 a.m. on November 5, 2014 through 8 p.m. on November 19, 2014. Benefit elections you make during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2015.

 

For Faculty, post docs, administrative and professional staff and other non-union staff members Harvard has announced several health plan changes. You can read more about the 2015 Benefits changes here.

 

To get much more out of the upcoming information sessions and the “big” Open Enrollment Guide, watch this informative video and take the self-assessment to hone in on the benefits options that might be right for you.  It only takes 8-10 minutes and is available here.

 

Educational sessions will be held on the Harvard Longwood Campus and at the Primate Center, as well as WebEx sessions to cover the 2015 non-union benefit plan changes only.

 

For Union Members Open Enrollment highlights can be found here.