Making Cambridge
A Safer Community For EVeryone

Since 2015, Many Helping Hands 365 has helped lead Gift Cards for Guns – Safer Homes, Safer Community, a grassroots effort to make Cambridge a safer community for everyone. Together with 60+ community and faith-based organizations we help people people to turn in unwanted and unsecured guns in homes, especially  where they pose a serious risk of harm to children, anyone with serious mental illness or at risk of suicide, and anyone at risk of domestic violence. 

There are no questions asked and no IDs required.

In exhange we give grocery and gift cards  in exchange for any guns or ammunition turned in, including BB and pellet guns.

More than 500 guns have been collected in Cambridge and destroyed in the past 9 years. 

Trade guns for grocery gift cards! Unwanted and unsecured guns in homes increase the risks of suicide, accidental discharge, domestic violence and street crime.


No questions. No IDs.

Saturday June 8, 2024

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Reservoir Church and Pentacostal Tabernacle, Cambridge



Volunteers are welome to join us to help make this event a success. We need help collecting Gift cards, getting the word out and helping out on June 8th. 

To volunteer, please email us at

Tell Others

Get the word out to friends, family and neighbors in person, on social media or by posting a flyer. You can download and print a flyer to put up in your neighborhood here. 

Tell Others

Help us purchase grocery gift cards to trade for guns turned in. Any leftover gift cards are donated to Cambridge food pantries. Thank you!

Trade guns for gift cards

Whether it’s an old rifle in your attic, BB gun, ammunition or a hand gun, by turning in any guns you have, you are making your community safer.

And get free gun safety locks for your home!

You can pick up a lock at either location on June 8th. 



29 Churches, Synagogues and Mosques

A Place to Heal Ministries
Abundant Life Church
Calvary Praise & Worship Center
Cambridgeport Baptist Church
Central Square Church
Christian Mission Holiness Church
Congregation Eitz Chayim
Christ Church
First Baptist Church
First Church in Cambridge Congregational
First Parish Cambridge
Friends Meeting Cambridge Harvard Epworth United Methodist Church
Harvard Memorial Church
Islamic Society of Boston (ISB Cambridge)
Journey Church
Kingdom Empowerment Center
Massachusetts Avenue Baptist Church
Parish of Saint Paul
Pentecostal Tabernacle
Reservoir Church
Rush AME Zion Church
Salvation Army, Cambridge Citadel
St. James Episcopal Church
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (St. Paul AME)
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Temple Beth Shalom
Union Baptist Church
Western Avenue Baptist Church 

14 Community Organizations

Cambridge Community Foundation
Cambridge Community Center
Cambridge Women’s Center
Cambridge YMCA
Community Art Center
East End House
Many Helping Hands 365
Margaret Fuller House
My Brother’s Keeper Cambridge
NAACP Cambridge
The Loop Lab
Transition House 
Tutoring Plus
YWCA Cambridge

9 Cambridge Businesses and Business Associations

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
Cambridgeside Galleria
Central Square Business Association
Harvard Square Business Association
Pemberton Market
Star Market/Shaws
Trader Joes
Whole Foods Market

10 Governmental Agencies and Departments

Cambridge Arts Council
Cambridge Domestic & Gender Based  Violence Prevention Initiative 
Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge Peace Commission
Cambridge Police Department
Cambridge Public Health Department
Cambridge Veterans Services
Cambridge Council on Aging
Middlesex Sheriff’s Office

Resources on Gun Violence

We share resources of interest to Cambridge residents. If you have suggestions or updates or would like to assist, please let us know.