We are:
"People Helping People"
March 2022
Celebrating 10 Years
in Our New Home
"Home is Where the Heart Is..." And, that is evident here at the Needham Community Council on Hillside Avenue. This March, the Council celebrates 10 years in this wonderful building!

We thank all the Council board members, partners, staff, and volunteers who fill our hallways with heart every day to meet the needs of our Needham neighbors.

During the pandemic, this building was put to the test as needs increased exponentially. Thankfully, we had the space and capacity to face these ongoing challenges.

If you'd like to see some familiar faces and look back at all the heart work that was put into making this building Needham Community Council's home, please check out our decade reflection video. Here's to many more decades serving our community!

We Could Use a Hand

Volunteer with Us!

Food Pantry Help
We have a limited number of spots available for this coveted volunteer opportunity. We need 2 volunteers for packing food donation boxes and 2 for distribution. To work in the food pantry, you must be able to lift over 30 pounds, have good customer service skills, and can follow written instructions. To apply or learn more, use the link below:
Are you interested in a volunteer opportunity that has a POSITIVE IMPACT on children's lives? Then consider becoming a trained CAP Prevention Specialist!

Help EMPOWER elementary age children in Needham with skills to keep them SAFE, STRONG & FREE. The CAP Program is seeking volunteers for the 2022-23 school year.

After attending training, volunteers present in teams of three in Needham classrooms. If you are interested in learning more, click on the button below to provide your contact information.
Are you a welcoming person who enjoys conversation? If so, English tutoring with the Council may be for you! 

The English Language Learners program trains tutors to work with adults in the community who want to communicate better in English.

Volunteer with us and work individually with an adult learner or even lead a small group. Weekly tutoring sessions can take place in-person or remotely. 

Spring Training Workshops begin March 9th! To learn more click on the link below.

Let's Talk Shop!

March Into Savings...
Pot of Gold Discount Days!
March 17 - March 19
A savings of 10-50% off !!!

Are you feeling lucky? Shop a wee bit or a lot and then at checkout, choose a coin from the leprechaun's lucky hat and receive the discount marked on your coin!

*(Discount is taken off total purchase amount and items may not be added after drawing.)
Thrift Store Hours for Donating
And/Or Shopping:
Mondays and Fridays, 10-4
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-6
Saturdays, 10-2
Limited Time Only! Come check out our curated antiques and collectibles! We have compiled our best, our unusual and our favorite pieces over the course of the year.

Antique & Collectible's Sale Days/Hours
Thursday, March 31
10 am - 6 pm

Friday, April 1
10 am - 4 pm
(no appointment necessary)
Saturday, April 2
10 am - 2 pm
(no appointment necessary)
Cheer Us On!
Support Needham Community Council's team of trivia masters in this fun, family-friendly event on Thursday night, March 10, 7PM at Needham High School.

Come to laugh, learn and raise funds for our amazing Needham teachers and students. You will see plenty of familiar faces and you know it will "bee" 🐝 a good time!
Other Programs
Need help getting to an appointment in or around Needham? We are available to help you get where you need to go. 

You do NOT need to be income-eligible to take advantage of this program. But, you do need to call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride. For more information, email: office@needhamcouncil.org or call our office at 781-444-2415.
Tablets & Tutors

We are conducting in-person/in-mask classes at the Center at the Heights every Tuesday at 2 pm. So far the class has learned how to do internet searches, open and send emails, and use Zoom. In March we will be learning how to use Library Applications, Social Media, Google Duo, and more. To see a complete list of classes, please consult the Tablets & Tutors page on the Council's website.

Older adults and income eligible residents interested in obtaining a Tablet and/or one on one tutoring, please call us at
781-444-2415 or email sfallon@needhamcouncil.org.
The Council Thrift & Donation Hours:

Monday & Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4 pm
The Needham Community Council is a private 501(C)3 non-profit organization which supports people in Needham who have under-met health, educational or social needs, and promotes volunteerism, community and a sense of shared responsibility.
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Needham Community Council
570 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Officers & Board of Directors 2022-2023
Robert Dermody

Vice President
Lynn Alberding

Kathleen Berner

John Frantz
David Carter

Diane DerMarderosian

Linda Farley

Lynn Gotwals

PJ Haskell

Kalindi Kango

Jonathan Kappel
Joyce McCafferty

Andrew McCollum

Susan Mitchell

Alrie McNiff Daniels

Carrie Reddish

Mary Richman

Andrea Wassserman