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 development@la-colaborativa.org

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
25 Sixth Street
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 development@la-colaborativa.org with the following information:

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

Volunteer

If you’re interested in donating your time to La Colaborativa, we have several options currently available 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 fill out the volunteer application form.

Work Here

Current Job Openings at La Colaborativa:

Food Pantry Director

La Colaborativa is looking to bring on an experienced Director to lead food pantry operations to meet the growing needs of the community. Working closely with the senior leadership team, the new Food Pantry Director will become the leading force behind the critical role of all food and facilities-related aspects of LC’s new food pantry. Full job posting and application instructions here.

Workforce Development Coordinator

The Workforce Coordinator is responsible for developing strong job leads and providing high quality career counseling, training, and job placement assistance to designated job seekers within La Colaborativa community membership. Full job posting and application instructions here.

Bookkeeper

The Bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining records of financial transactions by establishing accounts, posting transactions, and ensuring legal requirements compliance. Successful candidates will be able to develop systems, define policies and procedures, and implement them organization-wide. Full job posting and application instructions here.

Citizenship Class Coordinator/Instructor

The Citizenship Class Coordinator/Instructor teaches English literacy and U.S. history and government to adult ESL students to prepare them for the naturalization interview and test to become a U.S. Citizen. The CCCI must oversee and implement the agency’s Citizenship class instructors, coordinating outreach and services, overseeing quality assurance, and preparing pertinent data and narrative reports. Full job posting and application instructions here.

Receptionist

The front desk receptionist is an entry level position at La Colaborativa, but it is considered the one of the most important positions in the organization. The receptionist serves as the gatekeeper for the office and is the person responsible to answer any questions for anyone entering the office, calling or submitting online requests. The responsibilities for this position may vary as needed or as requested by the supervisor. The ideal candidate is someone motivated, friendly, polite, enthusiastic, sociable, empathetic, fast thinker and can work well under pressure. Click here to learn more