GW staff donate to give-a-gift


Give-A-Gift is a signature event and tradition at the George Washington University where members of the GW community (students, faculty, staff and alumni) provide holiday gifts to families in Washington, D.C.

How it Works

Participating individuals and teams spend $60 on each individual of a family. Participants are asked to give three gifts to each individual sponsored:

  • One clothing gift
  • One fun or recreational gift
  • One housing gift (for adults) or educational gift (for children)

Traditionally, student organizations, teams, and offices have sponsored a family collectively. By sharing the costs equitably among members, it becomes much more affordable to spread extra holiday cheer to community partners in need.

Families are identified by Washington, DC agencies and community partners, including Academy of Hope, Big Brothers Big Sisters, CentroNia, the Latin American Youth Center, the Transitional Housing Corporation and DC Health and Human Services. Check out photos from 2018’s event!


Registration for Give-A-Gift is OPEN at The deadline to register is Friday, November 8, 2019.



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