CambridgeSide Hosts Gift Card Drive to Benefit the Families Affected by the Recent Cambridge Fire

Drop off Gift Cards for Clothing, Groceries, Restaurants, Toys and More

CAMBRIDGE, MA (Holiday 2016) — CambridgeSide, ( will launch a gift card drive to benefit the families affected by the recent Cambridge Fire. Local residents, office workers, partners, businesses, stores and shoppers are encouraged to donate gift cards for necessities, dining, clothing, groceries, toys and other needed items. The gift card drive will launch today and run through Monday, December 19. Donations will be accepted at the Welcome Center on Level 2. All gift cards will be distributed to the families prior to the holidays. CambridgeSide will jumpstart the drive with a $10,000 donation.


“We encourage gift card donations of any size to businesses in Cambridge and the surrounding areas” explains CambridgeSide marketing director Melissa LaVita, “Gift cards for groceries, clothing, dining, toys, and other necessities will help these families purchase the items they need.  We thank everyone for their support of this program as we come together as a community to help these families.”


CambridgeSide is an urban shopping center with over 120 stores (Macy’s, Best Buy, T.J. Maxx, H&M, A|X Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, J.Crew, Sephora and more) and restaurants (Massachusetts’ first World of Beer, The Cheesecake Factory, and P.F. Chang’s among others).  Located at the end of Memorial Drive on Edwin Land Boulevard in Cambridge, CambridgeSide is handicapped and MBTA accessible and offers attached parking. Public transportation:  take the Green Line T to Lechmere Station or take the Red Line T to Kendall Square and catch our FREE Shuttle Bus to CambridgeSide. For directions and information, call 617-621-8666 or visit Regular hours are Monday - Saturday 10 AM – 9 PM, Sunday 12 PM – 7 PM with extended shopping hours during the holiday season. Named #1 Boston’s Best Malls and Shopping Centers, USA Today 10 Best. CambridgeSide is a New England Development shopping destination