Other Ways You Can Help

Get involved in our work and support our neighbors and community.


Second Chances offers many opportunities to volunteer your time or skills. You could:

  • Coordinate a clothing drive at home or work – details »
  • Pick up clothing donations from other donors and deliver them to one of our donation bins (just once or several times a year)
  • Host an online fundraiser via Facebook and/or GoFundMe (search by our EIN: 30-0307254)
  • Provide us with legal, accounting, marketing, or other advice
  • Help with marketing and outreach
  • Serve on a committee
  • and much more.

Second Chances depends on lots of self-motivated, creative, dependable volunteers each year and we’re so grateful for the help! Let us know what you’d be interested in doing. Contact us »

Host One of Our Donation Bins

Do you work for, own, or know the owner of a Cambridge or Somerville (or nearby) business or organization that has some indoor or outdoor space and might be interested in hosting one of our clothing donation bins? Please introduce us!

Our new outdoor 58″ x 46″ x 76″ donation bins are decorated with art that reflects our work and our shared community. We also have smaller bins that would work well in a garage, trash/recycling room, loading dock, or similar area.

The donation bins make it easy for community members to recycle their used clothing to benefit members of our community. They promote a positive, environmentally conscious, and philanthropic image for the host business or organization. Second Chances carefully maintains the bins with multiple pickups each week. If you have a good location for a clothing donation bin, please let us know – we’d be thrilled to talk with you.

Learn more about hosting a clothing donation bin (downloadable PDF ) »

Questions? Contact us »

Introduce Us

Do you know of a family or corporate foundation that shares our goals and values and might be interested in supporting our work? Please introduce us. Foundation and corporate support will help us build capacity and financial self-sufficiency as we help homeless and low-income people do the same.

Share Your Ideas With Us

We are always happy to hear of new and interesting ways that we can reach more people and help more people in need.