Second Chances delivers free, empowering clothing to homeless and low-income people in Cambridge and Somerville, working in partnership with local homelessness and social service agencies.

Since 2005, we have provided clothing and gift cards to more than 4,000 community members in need and recycled and reused more than 2,250,000 pounds of clothing and textiles.

Did you shop local this holiday season?

We have curated several special gift baskets full of goodies and gift cards from local businesses in collaboration with some of our locally-owned businesses. This year, there are a few different ways you can enter our giveaway: make a purchase from the gift guide, explore a local business, share on social media, or make a local holiday gifting recommendation!
Cambridge Local First