With the help of thousands of colleagues, friends and community members, since 2005 Second Chances has:

  • Helped more than 5,000 homeless and low-income women, men, and children by giving them esteem-building clothing, shoes, accessories, new socks, and gift cards through the local organizations where they're already receiving services;
  • Recycled and reused more than 2,500,000 pounds of clothing and more donated by generous community members;
  • Co-sponsored more than 1,000 corporate, nonprofit, and community clothing drives, building community connections and increasing local giving;
  • Won an award for our innovative use of technology to reach even more donors and beneficiaries;
  • Been honored by our community partners and local businesses for the positive impact of our work in the community;
  • And so much more!

Learn more about the positive impact we've had together! Get our 2022 Impact Report here (pdf) »

Community commitment and values

You can trust us to:

  • Focus on serving residents of Somerville, Cambridge, and nearby communities;
  • Find the best possible use for the donations we receive;
  • Get clothing, shoes, and accessories to community members who need them the most by working with our nonprofit partners;
  • Maintain our donation bins and the areas surrounding them;
  • Be transparent in our practices and accountable to our donors, partners, and other supporters; and
  • Use business practices that reduce the impact of our operations on the natural environment.

Dun & Bradstreet clothing drive

Thanks to the awesome
Dun & Bradstreet / NetProspex Waltham team for donating
1,414 lbs of clothing to people in need in our community.