The One Chelsea Fund will help families and individuals who have been financially impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Donate Now for Chelsea
The One Chelsea Fund will help families and individuals who are severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund was established by Chelsea community leaders, together with City Manager Tom Ambrosino, in partnership with The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
How Can I Donate?
The fastest way to put your donation to use is to click on the yellow GIVE TODAY button or click here. Your donation is tax-deductible, and no fees will be charged beyond what your credit card company requires.
Alternatively, you can send a check to: United Way of Massachusetts Bay; P.O. Box 51381, Boston, MA 02205-1381. Please make checks out to “United Way of Massachusetts Bay” and include “One Chelsea Fund” in the memo of your check.
The Need in Chelsea
Chelsea is home to some of the most vulnerable groups in the Boston region: newly-arrived immigrants, undocumented families, non-English speakers, and low-income workers and families with children. As a frontline community, Chelsea residents already experienced the greater public health challenges associated with environmental contamination. Therefore, the economic, social, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were immediate and dire for the many Chelsea individuals and families who live one paycheck away from serious financial hardship. COVID-19 has magnified the challenges our community has long been struggling with: unstable and unaffordable housing, food insecurity, low wages, lack of English proficiency, and high rates of uninsured.
Our community is in crisis.
Hundreds of Chelsea workers are unexpectedly without wages, and families are making painful choices between rent, food, medicine, and academic support for at-home learners.
The Chelsea community has come together swiftly and decisively to address needs as they arise. Food is being distributed at multiple locations across the City. The Chelsea Public Schools are distributing ChromeBooks for remote learning. Neighborhood Captains are checking in with neighbors, matching them with resources, and providing multilingual educational materials to help our community navigate this challenging time.
Yet, the needs in our community far outweigh these efforts. Individuals and families need immediate financial support.
The One Chelsea Fund
The One Chelsea Fund will provide financial relief to Chelsea individuals and families to meet their basic needs. The City and community leaders from The Chelsea Collaborative, GreenRoots, and The Neighborhood Developers will quickly and equitably distribute financial resources to our neighbors in crisis in the form of $250 checks.
What Do I Do if I Need Assistance?
To request assistance from the One Chelsea Fund, Chelsea residents can submit an online request form or contact one of the following organizations directly. All three organizations will be sharing a master list and ensuring that checks are limited to one per family.
To sign up, please fill out this form. This will place you on the master list at the three organizations below.
- The Chelsea Collaborative
- Green Roots
- The Neighborhood Developers
As soon as Chelsea One Funds become available, checks in the amount of $250 will be mailed to recipients. Checks may be deposited into a bank account or cashed at Chelsea Bank with no fees charged using any valid form of identification. Each organization will prioritize their list in accordance with their mission with the goal of providing financial assistance to as many Chelsea families as possible. As the fund grows, community leaders will work to expand access and amounts.
Help Us Help our Chelsea Neighbors
Your donation will help individuals and families stay afloat during these uncertain times.