We Are: "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.
And Shoulders, Knees, Ankles...
During the winter months, hospitals can see almost double the traffic due to injuries from icy roads and walkways. Although we are hearty New Englanders, accidents do happen and the Needham Community Council is prepared to help.

We provide FREE loans of medical equipment from crutches and commodes to walkers and wheelchairs.

Call the office at 781-444-2415 or stop in to the Council to inquire about loaning from or donating to our extensive medical equipment closet.
Volunteer Opportunities

We are in need of some on-call drivers to help us deliver to our food pantry customers on Tuesday mornings. Drivers need to be able to lift at least 30 lbs and available on Tuesdays from about
10:15 am – 11:30 pm.
We have designed a basic coloring/activity book about the Needham Community Council and its programs for elementary school students. We need an artist to add their flair to enhance the project with entertaining illustrations that complement and spark interest in our work.

If you are interested in this fun and creative project, please call Judy Lambert at 781-444-2415 or email jlambert@needhamcouncil.org.

Let's Talk Shop...
The Council Thrift store is OPEN
Thrift Store Hours:
Mondays and Fridays, 10-4
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-6
Saturdays, 10-2
February Sales Events
Blizzard Mens sale
A Weekend Blizzard of Men's Savings!
Sat, Feb 6 & Mon, Feb 7

All men's button, collared shirts, suit jackets, and pants $1.00!

Pieces from Ferragamo, Joseph Aboud, Zegna, Ralph Lauren and more are in this giant donation from the Norfolk County Register of Deeds' clothing drive! What a great opportunity for you to shop, save and support!
Spin a Heart for Savings!
On our Wheel of Hearts
Feb 11, 12 and 14

We love our customers, to us you're all winners.
So, here is a chance to save for lucky spinners!

At time of purchase spin our wheel;
win 5-20% off your purchase, for real!

Do good for your neighbors,
give your wallet a lift;
and shop these 3 days at the Council Thrift!
The Council Thrift will be closed
Monday, February 21, Presidents Day
Compassion Makes Cents
Do you want to teach your children how to fill their piggy banks and their hearts? Just follow the triple S rule, Save, Spend and Share using the Council's Common Cents tool.

Kids are visual learners so this is a great way to talk to them about money in a fun and interesting way while developing their sense of compassion.

Coming Soon!
Tablets & Tutors

We are conducting in person/in mask classes at the CATH every Tuesday at 2pm. This month we will focus on email, Zoom and more. To see a complete list of classes, please consult the Tablets & Tutors page on the Needham Council website. We also have volunteer tutors available for one-on-one technical instruction.

Older adults in need of technology and tutoring please call us at
781-444-2415 or email sfallon@needhamcouncil.org.
English Language Learning - ELL

The FREE English Language Learning program housed at the Council is steadily growing. We continue to place tutors and students together and started group classes at the Needham Department of Public Works for those employees. If you know someone who might be interested in becoming a tutor or someone in need of language and cultural support, please call the office at 781-444-2415.
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, call our office.
 Child Assault Prevention

Third and Fifth graders at Mitchell elementary school will attend CAP workshops during February. CAP is an empowerment program teaching that all children have the right to be SAFE, STRONG and FREE. If you have any questions, please contact cap@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
Monday, February 21st - Closed for President's Day
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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