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WPI The Spirit of the Giving Tree 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020 to Tuesday, December 08, 2020
8:00 am to 11:45 pm

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and the Worcester Community,

Join WPI as we head into another holiday season where we get the opportunity to support Friendly House with our Spirit of the Giving Tree! This program ensures that children who attend Friendly House school programs receive something special this holiday season.
This year, we are moving to a virtual format. Please choose your child through, buy your presents online, and send them directly to Friendly House!

Important dates are below for your reference:

November 25- Platform will go live!

December 8- The last day to adopt a child

December 9 – This is the final day to order your gifts to Friendly House to ensure that gifts get to Friendly House in time.

Getting Your Gifts to Friendly House
This year, we are unable to accept gifts in person. Online shopping is highly encouraged. All gifts for the child you adopt should be sent directly to Friendly House using the following format:


Friendly House

Attn: Danielle Delgado c/o “Child’s name here”

36 Wall St.

Worcester, MA 01604

Thank you so much for participating in this amazing program. We are so thrilled to have such a supportive community here at WPI and in Worcester.

If you have questions about the Giving Tree this year or the adoption process, please email or Mackenzie Lipman, Assistant Director of Student Activities,


The WPI Student Activities Office

Frequently Asked Questions:

How should I choose which child to adopt? Everyone has a different process. Some people look for a specific child age range and others look through the profiles to get to know the child they’re adopting regardless of age. It’s completely up to you!

Can I adopt with a group of friend or an office? How do I note that? When you sign up, appoint a person to be your primary contact. If you are not planning to be in the office, please list a phone number where we can reach you if there are any questions

Can I adopt more than one child? Yes! You are welcome to do so.

Do gifts need to be giftwrapped when I send them? We recognize that additional wrapping through a website may add an unexpected financial cost to your purchase. Gift wrapping is welcome, but not required.

What happens if what I’m gifting can’t be mailed? We are encouraging folks to explore gifts that can be mailed. This reduces COVID-19 transmission risk for you and Friendly House Staff. We want to minimize contact between our two bubbles. If you are still stuck, please contact the Student Activities Office directly for guidance.

Do I need to purchase everything on the child’s wish list? No. This list is a guide to help you get to know the child you’re adopting. You can pick one item or a few items. You can also select items that are not specifically on their list. The questions about their personality, interests and hobbies should also guide you.