Second Chances Inc.

Clothing connecting community

Somerville, MA   |  www.secondchances.org

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Ms. Andrea Shapiro

Main address

PO Box 441328

Somerville, MA 02144 USA

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EIN

30-0307254

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Recycling (C27)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Clothing Donation Program

Clothing donated to Second Chances benefits members of our own community. Local businesses, residents, congregations, civic organizations, and others host clothing donation bins and coordinate clothing drives to accept clothing donations from their customers, members, and employees. Second Chances sorts, organizes, and stores clothing, shoes and accessories. Participating local organizations working with homeless and other low-income people in Cambridge and Somerville request specific types and sizes of clothing, shoes and accessories from Second Chances. Second Chances delivers clothing to the organizations, and works with their staff to ensure that the infants, youth and adults they serve have the clothing they need. What we're not able to use is sold so that Second Chances can purchase other supplies, like new socks and underwear, and support our clothing and community programs. And some donations are recycled to create things like car mats, carpet, and futon stuffing.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

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Financials

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Second Chances Inc.

Board of directors
as of 9/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Andrea Shapiro

Andrea Shapiro Consulting, Somerville resident

Term: 2015 - 2018

Andrea Shapiro

Andrea Shapiro Consulting, Somerville resident

Daniele Levine

Fundraising and development expert, nonprofit manager, Cambridge resident

Paul Connolly

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Somerville resident

Fiona Crimmins

Food For Free, Somerville resident

Katherine Berliner

Community Cooks, Somerville resident

Board leadership practices

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