Who We Are

"We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Many Helping Hands 365 (MHH365) mobilizes volunteers to build and sustain an equitable community for all in Cambridge.

We want to make it easy for you to find ways to volunteer and make a difference— alone, with friends, family or co-workers, once or weekly.

MHH365 is a volunteer-created and managed organization.


We organize the annual Cambridge Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service when people of all ages and backgrounds come together to work to help people in need in our community to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Since 2011, thousands of volunteers have collected thousands of bags of food, hundreds of children’s books, thousands of pounds of winter clothing and made almost 3,000 blankets and scarves, more than 11,000 ER activity kits, more than 10,000 toiletry kits, and more than 20,000 Valentine’s Day cards.


MHH365 partners with many community groups to create other volunteer service events, including the annual Cambridge gun buy-back program—Gift Cards for Guns: A Safer Homes, Safer Community Initiative—food drives, Earth Day events and more.

This MHH365 website and the Cambridge Volunteering Resource Guide offer ways to volunteer 365 days of year. MHH365 also partners with Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse, which helps people streamline their volunteer job search, and helps agencies advertise timely volunteer needs.

PHOTO: James Sharrad, Creative Commons