Second Chances provides free clothing to hundreds of homeless and lower income people in our community each year so that they can create brighter futures for themselves and their loved ones.
Second Chances' mission is to provide clothing to people in need, inform supporters about issues affecting our community and help people connect with local organizations or issues that resonate with their values, skills and personal experiences.
Since 2005, Second Chances has provided free clothing, shoes, accessories and gift cards to more than 2,500 lower income and homeless people in Cambridge and Somerville and recycled or reused over 510,000 pounds of clothing, shoes and accessories. Through our clothing donation program, we are helping people in need in our community, conserving natural resources, and diverting waste from our area's already overflowing landfills. Working closely with our partners, we are involving the community in helping our neighbors, connecting with other community members and preserving the environment.
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2013 clothing drive results
Thank you to everyone who coordinated and participated in a clothing drive! We are grateful for your help and enthusiasm.
In the news
You can get our mid-November, early November, September, August, April, March and January 2013 e-newsletters online now. And, sign up here to receive occasional e-newsletters and event invitations in your inbox.
We're so grateful for coverage by Kara Baskin in her Boston.com blog during the 2012 holiday giving season! Read about Second Chances and some other great local nonprofits here »
Thanks to the Somerville Patch for writing about Second Chances' work in the community! Read more here »
Get our Spring 2012 Community Report online (pdf) now! It takes a little while to download, but it's worth the wait. Special thanks to long-time friend and supporter, Jackie Cefola, for volunteering her graphic design skills to produce this!
Our Founder and CEO, Andrea Shapiro, was featured in Smith College's Winter 2010-11 Alumnae Quarterly. Read more here »
Second Chances, Inc.
P.O. Box 441328
Somerville, MA 02144-1328
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