Support the SCES Second Chances clothing drive

Somerville Cambridge Elder Services is hosting a clothing drive to help local people in need through Second Chances.

Second Chances is a Somerville-based nonprofit that 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.

The drive will run from Monday, Oct. 24 to Thursday Nov. 3. A drop-off box will be set up in the Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services lobby at 61 Medford Street in Somerville. Dropoff hours are Monday through Friday, from 8-5.

Second Chances’ clients need clothing for all kinds of activities including work, relaxing, dressy events, sports, and more. We are collecting women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories from any season or era, including coats, belts, hats, costume jewelry, purses, bags, and Halloween costumes. Blankets (not comforters), sheets, pillowcases, towels, curtains, placemats, cloth napkins, and tablecloths are okay too.

To donate, place your clothing, shoes, or accessories in a plastic or paper bag (no hangers or large boxes, please). Second Chances recycles all plastic bags and paper packaging from these drives as well, thanks to the City of Cambridge’s Recycling Program.
Questions? Email Jessica at Second Chances at or Deandra Ramirez at SCES at

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services is a non-profit agency that supports the independence and well-being of older adults in Somerville and Cambridge. For free advice and guidance on questions of aging, caregiving or disability, contact our Aging Information Center at 617-628-2601, email, or visit our website