Thank you to everyone who attended and supported Second Chances' Spring Refresh event last month. More than 100 guests gathered in Union Square, Somerville to enjoy our warm and wonderful community, delicious food and refreshments, outdoor games, a textile crafting project, a clothing drive, music, and a moving speaking program featuring several client stories from one of our nonprofit partners.

It was truly wonderful to reconnect and we exceeded our fundraising goal for the event, raising a little more than $31,000! Funds raised at the event will fuel and sustain our work in the years ahead, allowing Second Chances to reach even more people in our community who need empowering clothing, shoes, undergarments, and accessories to face challenges with confidence.

Your partnership and contributions help ease some financial and emotional stress, enabling folks to attend job training, interviews, and housing appointments in clothing that promotes self-esteem and wellbeing.

We are deeply grateful for our compassionate community.

Erica Yuen from Erica Yuen Photography took some fantastic photos of the event! You can view event photos (here) »

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As a small organization, hosting an event is something we can only do occasionally - typically every five years or so. Your contributions support our growth and sustainability, so we can always be a resource when people in our community need our help most. Donations are 100% tax-deductible.


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Mailing address:
Second Chances, Inc.
P.O. Box 441328
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-1328




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Event Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor

Arbella Insurance Foundation


Food and Drink Sponsors

Daddy Jones Bar

Barrel House Z

Bedford Cupcakes


Cashmere Sponsors

Patricia & Alan Shapiro Charitable Fund




Silk Sponsor

Cambridge Savings Bank


Linen Sponsors

The Boston Foundation
Cambridge Trust Charitable Foundation


Cotton Sponsors

Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation
East Cambridge Savings Bank
Hillman Homes
Metro Credit Union
Naveo Credit Union
Tufts University

Event Planning Committee

Rachel Foy, Chair
Amanda Adams
Cathy Burgess
Jessica Callaghan
Kate Chang
Kate Condon
Jackie Johnson
Maria Montgomery
Andrea Shapiro