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Second Chances puts donated clothing to work for our community, diverting clothing, shoes, and accessories from local landfills while helping our neighbors in need take their first steps toward brighter futures.
Second Chances began its work in 2003, and incorporated and received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation in March 2005. Our service area includes Cambridge and Somerville, Massachusetts and adjacent communities.
Second Chances is the only program providing free clothing, shoes, accessories, and gift cards to hundreds of homeless and lower-income Somerville and Cambridge residents annually while keeping nearly 200,000 pounds of textiles out of landfills. Second Chances collects donations of clothing, shoes, and accessories at bins located at area businesses and through corporate clothing drives. We partner with local shelters and service providers to help their clients take their first steps toward brighter futures.