La Colaborativa relies on gifts in all forms from individuals and families to ensure that we remain a lifeline to Latinx immigrant families during and beyond the pandemic. You can support our work through donations of time, money, food, diapers, and other talents. Thanks to the generous support of so many members of this community, in the last 12 months, we’ve been able to considerably expand our work on the ground in the region. Our team is growing, our menu of services is expanding, and we are continuing to implement our “whatever it takes” approach to supporting families through the pandemic.

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

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

Donate Stock

Stock donations can be made via transfer to the following account:

TD Ameritrade
DTC #0188
FBO Chelsea Collaborative, Inc.
Acct # 270266104

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 > 


Work Here

Current Job Openings at La Colaborativa:

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant provides administrative and other support to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in carrying out La Colaborativa’s mission. The Executive Assistant manages the COO’s schedule, correspondence, record-keeping, and long-term and short-term goals. They collaborate closely with the COO and across the organization to manage changing priorities, ensure deadlines are met, and share information effectively. The Executive Assistant interfaces with La Colaborativa donors, partners, community members, volunteers, and staff at all levels.

Full job description and application instructions here.

ESOL Instructor

La Colaborativa is looking for an empathetic and passionate English teacher for native Spanish speakers. A teacher who is dedicated to the success of their students and their creativity. Our students come from different parts of Latin America; they are parents, single fathers, single mothers, young adults and grandparents. They are colorful-joyful individuals that will light up your creativity as a teacher.

Full job description and application instructions here.

Director of Food & Nutrition Programs

As operations rapidly scale, we are looking to bring on an experienced Director to lead our food and nutrition programs to meet the growing needs of the community. Working closely with the senior leadership team, the new Director will become the leading force behind the critical role of all food and facilities-related aspects of La Colaborativa’s food pantry, nutrition programming, and new community kitchen opening in 2022.

Full job description and application instructions here.