Save the date: We're Getting Ready....

...ready to Party for the Pantry!

We are excited to announce the Party for the Pantry - a fundraising event to support the Needham Community Council food pantry on Saturday, March 11 from 6-10pm.
The format of the evening will be a casual party for approximately 150 guests at the Memorial Park Fieldhouse (Needham, MA). We will have live music, great food, and cocktails from local Needham vendors, and share food pantry customer stories during a short program before returning to the party.
Tickets are limited and are on sale NOW for just $55 per person. Please email the office for ticket information. 

Interested in sponsoring the event? Have an item from your local business you would like to donate to the ‘balloon pop’ or other auction efforts on the night of the event? Please reach out to our offices here!

Thank you to our Lead sponsor The Bulfinch Group
Student successes
English Language Learning Graduation

This past month our very first class of beginner learners graduated. They built such connections and the group will continue to work with one of our volunteer tutors. Becoming more comfortable with a new language, learning about cultural traditions, and making new friends has been the highlight of this class. We are so proud of all these new learners.

If you know someone who could benefit from the ELL program, new classes are starting soon.
Volunteers are the of the Council
Did you know the programs at the Council are run almost entirely by our family of over 250 volunteers? Each and every one of them make up the heart of the Council and we can't thank them enough for helping to keep things running smoothly.

Next time you visit, be sure to say hello and thank you to our team of "People Helping People"
💻 Tech & Teen
Free Technology Support

Tuesday, February 21 - Friday, February 24
10AM - 2PM
The Center at the Heights

Many of us are not "digital natives." We did not grow up with computers or cell phones, so it's like learning a whole new language. Let's help you speak the language! Our High School students have grown up speaking "tech" and those of us in the industry went to the "School of Hard Tech" and learned it on-the-job.

We are joining forces and will be on site at the Center at the Heights to help you with your devices! Whether you want to learn how to send a text, take a selfie, or pair your Bluetooth speaker, we'll be there to help. Oh, and we'll have SNACKS!

To make a reservation, and help us, help you, please use the button below:
🙌 Program Updates
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.
Lyft Riders are
Getting Around!
Do you or someone you know need help getting to important appointments? Last month we helped over 43 riders get to about 178 appointments.

With the support of the MetroWest Health Foundation and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham, this program is available to all Needham residents at no cost. Call us for more details.
🛒 The Council Thrift News
Spin a Heart for Savings
on our Wheel of Hearts

Feb 10th, 11th,
13th and 14th

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!
Save the Date
March 16th - 18th

Time to clean out those cabinets and let those antiques and collectibles do good! Our Antiques and Collectibles sale is a curated collection of our finer items sold to the public and ALL proceeds go directly to supporting our programs!

Special Auction Days
Feb 7th - 14th

We love our handbags! Follow the Thrift Stores Facebook group for a week of handbag auctions to get carried away with!