The Chelsea Collaborative will gladly accept non-perishable food, clothing, gift cards and other donations to support unaccompanied minors in Chelsea. For more information, to donate or to help please call the Collaborative at (617)889-6080. To fill out a form for donated goods and to see what is needed, please click to read full announcement.
Twelve representatives of the Chelsea Collaborative, including board, staff, youth and members, traveled to Denver, Colorado with 40 other Chelsea folks to bring back the prestigious All America City award! The Collaborative's Green Space Committee's work to stop ethanol trains was highlighted in the city's application to the National Civic League for the award; and the Summer Youth Employment Initiative, Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee and Shanbaro Community Association were highlighted in the highly acclaimed Chelsea presentation made to the judges on June 14th. This is the 2nd time the City of Chelsea has received this recognition. The first All America City award was won in 1998. The Collaborative's work was highlighted in that proposal and presentation as well. I Am Chelsea, Si, Se Suede!
Dozens of volunteers united at the Collaborative on September 19th to welcome unaccompanied minors and their families to Chelsea. Volunteers helped to distribute truckloads of food, clothing, shoes, school supplies, toys and books. The newest members of our community were so grateful. With tears in their eyes, they offered deep appreciation for the overwhelming support they have received in Chelsea especially through the leadership of the Chelsea Collaborative. These families, particularly young children, survived harrowing journeys in dangerous environments to make it to the United States where they simply hope for their safety. The families have left their home countries because of uncontrollable violence that has left thousands dead. Escaping to the United States was their only option for survival. Chelsea has warmly welcomed these families. If you are interested in joining the cause, donating non-perishable food, clothing, boys and toys or to assist with interpretation, legal assistance and other ways, please contact the Collaborative at (617)889-6080.