Cambridge Material Assistance Program
AFSC’s Material Assistance Program (MAP), of the New England Region has been serving individuals in need since 1944, helping them survive with dignity and hope during what is many people’s darkest hours.
MAP collects from donors goods such as bedding, linens, house wares, personal hygiene items and clothing. Volunteers ensure that all items are in excellent condition and display them in the MAP storefront. Clients, referred by local agencies, come in by appointment and “shop,” free of charge, for the items they need.
MAP distributes 2 to 3 tons of donated items each month in the Greater Boston area to homeless individuals, immigrants, domestic violence survivors, victims of foreclosure, veterans and other impoverished individuals.
We partner with over sixty area agencies; provide a resource guide to statewide soup kitchens, food pantries, emergency shelters and more, and distribute bulk donations to Bread and Jams, Rosie’s Place, Big Brother/Big Sister, Children Clothing Exchange, The Tuesday Meal and many other agemcies.