Giving Tree Celebration

December 11th
3:00pm – 4:00pm on Brattle Plaza

The Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA) members and friends are generously donating hats, gloves, socks, mittens, t-shirts, and scarves. These items will be placed in water-tight zipper bags along with candy canes, chocolates and treats and will be hung on the Holiday Giving Tree. Please bring your own items similarly packaged, or come and help us place ours. People are encouraged to take what they need.

To kick off the installation of the Giving Tree, The Boys of the St. Paul’s Choir School will perform joyous hymns and songs. These young boys have performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein on the legendary stage of Carnegie Hall, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican for Pope Francis, and countless Boston Red Sox and Celtics games. Consisting of singers who are both artistically and technically highly developed, it may be surprising to discover that the boys range from grades 3 through 8. Complimentary hot chocolate and yummy cookies for those attending and for passersby will be served by HSBA staff.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is collecting online donations in support of The Giving Tree. All proceeds will be used to purchase items, including clothing and gift cards for food from local establishments which have been impacted by COVID-19 closures. To make a donation, please visit the donation page or contact Shirlynn Jones at

For additional information, please click here.

For a heartwarming glimpse at the boys of Saint Paul’s Choir (2014), please view it below.