How to Donate

Donate Online

La Colaborativa partners with ActBlue to process online donations with minimal fees. If you would like to make a one-time or recurring donation online, please visit our secure online giving page here: Support La Colaborativa

Send a Check

Please make checks payable to:
La Colaborativa

Mail to:
318 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150

attn: Gladys Vega

If you would like to notify us of a check in the mail, or confirm receipt, please send an email to

Donate Food, Clothing, or Other Goods

La Colaborativa is currently accepting donations of food, diapers, new clothing, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for our community to stay healthy, safe, and fed during the pandemic. Unfortunately at this time, we cannot accept donations of used clothing or other items.

Donated goods can be dropped off at (or shipped to):

La Colaborativa
318 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150

Most Needed Items

  • Pasta
  • Beans
  • Tomato sauce
  • Healthy snacks for kids
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Oil
  • Sugar
  • Maseca
  • Grains
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Fresh produce
  • Baby formula
  • Baby food
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes

If you would like a receipt documenting your donation of goods, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • List of items donated
  • Estimated value of donation
  • Donation Date


If you’re interested in volunteering with La Colaborativa, we have several options currently open to new volunteers. We are happy to work with you or your group to develop a one-time volunteer experience or recurring volunteer commitments, depending on availability and interests. Volunteers receive training and support from our staff and other veteran volunteers.

Current volunteer opportunities are open as:

  • Food pantry volunteers
  • English conversation partners
  • Youth mentors
  • Community outreach ambassadors
  • Fundraising volunteers
  • Job coaches
  • Pro bono legal aids

If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed above, or think you may have skills that could benefit our members, please follow the link below to submit a volunteer application.


Volunteer Application Form >