Skip to content Skip to navigation

How you can help

How you can help

Two volunteers pose in the MAP store

Rebecca & Amy, FYSOP volunteers, fill backpacks for student recipients.

Photo: AFSC

Make a monetary donation to MAP
MAP relies on your generous donations in order to continue providing aid to those in need. Tax-deductible donations can be mailed directly to us. Checks should be made out to “American Friends Service Committee”, with “MAP” in the memo line. 

Make a material donation to MAP
MAP is always in need of donations. Please consult our wishlist before making a donation. 

Volunteer to deliver donations
We do receive goods that our recipients are unable to use or are not up to our standards. In an effort to recycle and put these items to good use we donate them to several other non-profits and service agencies. As MAP does not have a vehicle there is a need for individuals to volunteer and make deliveries. Although your donation of time is not tax-deductible, the cost of transportation is. 

Assist with a special project
Help is needed throughout the year for website updates, mailings, translation of documents, database work and light carpentry and other various projects. 

Volunteer at our semi-annual Tag Sale
Extra volunteers are always needed during our semi-annual Tag Sale fundraiser, which takes place in May and November. Volunteers help solicit donations, promote, prepare, price and display items, assist customers and clean up. 

Host a Drive
MAP currently hosts one seasonal drive, a school supply drive in the summer and one ongoing drive, a hygiene kit drive. 

If you are interested in volunteering at MAP please contact Cassie Hurd, Program Coordinator, at (617) 876-5312 or via email We are happy to coordinate with schools, courts, early release and other programs for community service hours. 

Blackboard with wishlist for Material Assistance Project
Material Assistance Program wishlist

Want to make a donation to the Material Assistance Program? Read this to find out what we are looking for.