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"People Helping People"
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.
December News & Updates

Join this global day of giving right here at home. Make a gift today and you will improve the lives of Needham residents who turn to us for support and connectivity.

Many employers are matching gifts on this unique day of global giving!

A gift of $75 will connect a Needham resident to the internet and one-on-one tutoring support with our Tablets & Tutors program so that....

No one is left behind

Helping both Needham families and local businesses

You may purchase Holiday Hearts at Learning Express, Michelson's, or directly through our website. Each household in our program has been invited to participate and your donations will increase the value of these gifts. We will give age appropriate gift certificates from Learning Express, Michelson's and Target. 

So that every resident of Needham is able to enjoy a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner, our staff and volunteers delivered over 300 fully prepared Thanksgiving dinners this holiday.

With the help of the Needham Golf Club and the Rotary Club, residents received a fully prepared meal, including pie, with reheat instructions.

Thank you to everyone who supported the program, you helped make a neighbor feel special this Thanksgiving!

For our food pantry households that wished to cook a meal at home, we supplied 200 food boxes loaded with the fresh ingredients to create a meal as well as a gift certificate to Stop & Shop for any other holiday items. Households we serve could enjoy gathering around the kitchen with loved ones and celebrate with all the fixings!

What is Thanksgiving without a freshly baked pie?! This year our food pantry customers received a gift certificate good for one pie from Hazel's Bakery. Each household was able to pick up a pie of their choice.
A very special thank you to the Rotary Club of Needham, Needham Golf Club, and Hazel's Bakery for their partnership and for all the financial donations that made it possible to provide these meals. From food preparation to loading, unloading and delivering hundreds of meals, an army of volunteers answered the call this holiday.

Supporting the Council with an evening off from cooking!

Give yourself a break during this holiday season with a Friday night "Pizza Night" and support the Council at the same time!

Good for meals at any Bertucci's either Dine-In, To-Go or Delivery please use code:


at checkout!

In a joint program with Temple Beth Shalom, we will be offering a Christmas dinner. The fully cooked meal will be delivered to your home on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th.  Please call the office to sign up

This program is limited to the first 250 people that sign up. Please plan accordingly and sign up early!
Council Thrift News
The Council Thrift is a participating store! Come shop at our recently renovated thrift store and add a stamp to your passport. The more you stamps on your passport, the better chance of winning a great prize! Stop in a pick up your passport today!

Holiday Hours

Council Thrift will close
December 27th - January 3nd
for a good cleaning and to give all our elves a nice holiday break
Happy Holidays!

Other Programs
Tablets & Tutors

Now that we have 150 Tablets in the community, we are moving from dissemination mode to higher education mode! We will be providing focused instruction at our Tablet presentations so that attendees will know in advance the topic and what to expect. We will cover everything from Powering On to Zooming into an exercise class! If you know anyone who needs help connecting to the internet, please have them call us.
English Language Learning - ELL

The Council's FREE English program is steadily growing: Our newest group of volunteer English tutors has been trained and we now have nearly 40 tutor-learner pairs meeting! Trained tutors help adult English Language Learners at all levels improve their English skills to communicate better with employers, teachers, and the community at large. If you know someone who might be interested in becoming an English learner, please call the office at 781-444-2415.
Medical Equipment Loan

Do you need a loan? We have an assortment of wheelchairs, walkers, toilet risers, and much more for loan to Needham residents.  

Call us M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 781-444-2415 to check availability and make arrangements for pickup. 
Child Assault Prevention

We are thankful for our partnership with Tom Denton, Director of Guidance at the Needham Public Schools’ Central Administration. Tom has been assisting with the return of CAP’s Safe, Strong and Free curriculum to Needham elementary students this year! The volunteers are all eagerly waiting for final approval to start virtually presenting our new CAP workshop.
Council Thrift & Donation Hours

Monday & Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4 pm
Friday, December 24th - closing at noon for Christmas
Monday, December 27th - closed in honor of Christmas
Friday, December 31st - closing at noon for New Years
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Needham Community Council
570 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Officers & Board of Directors 2021-2022
Robert Dermody

Vice President
Lynn Alberding

Kathleen Berner

John Frantz
David Carter

Diane DerMarderosian

Linda Farley

Lynn Gotwals

PJ Haskell

Jonathan Kappel
Joyce McCafferty

Andrew McCollum

Alrie McNiff Daniels

Carrie Reddish

Mary Richman

Andrea Wassserman