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How You Can Help

How You Can Help

BU FYSOP students filling backpacks. 

Photo: AFSC

Make a Monetary Donation to MAAP
MAAP relies on your generous donations in order to continue providing aid to those in need and working alongside them for meaningful change. Tax-deductible donations can be made by credit card securely online or by check mailed directly to us. Checks should be made out to “American Friends Service Committee”, with “MAAP” in the memo line. 

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

Host a Drive
MAP currently hosts one seasonal drive, a school supply drive in the summer and three ongoing drives for hygiene, personal hygiene and survival kits. 

Assist with a Special Project
Help is needed throughout the year for resource guide updates, website updates, mailings, translation of documents, database work and light carpentry and other various projects. Most of these projects can be done outside of our hours of operation. 

Volunteer to Deliver Donations
In an effort to recycle and put donations our recipients cannot use or are not up to our quality standards to good use we donate them to serveral other partner service providers or non-profits. As MAAP does not have a vehicle there is a need for individuals to volunteer to make deliveries. Although your donation of time is not tax-deductible, the cost of transportation is. 

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. 

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. 

Material Aid & Advocacy Program Wishlist

Would you like to provide direct immediate support to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Greater Boston? Read this to find out how you can help.