Reflecting on 2022

We look to 2023 with hope and optimism as we also celebrate this past year. While the pandemic may have subsided, we still saw historic levels of need in our town. As we got back out into the community and celebrated some accomplishments, we reflect back with gratitude for everyone who supported us in so many ways. We couldn't do our work without every one of you!
We are still here
Feeding your Neighbors

As we come out of the worst of the pandemic, we are still here helping our Needham neighbors navigate difficult economic times.

The need in our town continues to increase. Over 310 households in Needham depend on us for food, including 211 children who need a healthy start to their day. We hope you can help us to ensure everyone in Needham have enough to eat!
Needham Hearts are Full

With the help of countless volunteers and all the generous gifts to the Holiday Hearts campaign, we were able to give gift certificates to our income-eligible households. 

Serving over 635 residents, including 85 teens and 121 young children, your financial gifts to the program brought so much joy! Families experienced the spirit of the season as they shopped for the perfect gift right here in Needham.

Thank you to Temple Beth Shalom and "Project Ezra", spearheaded by Lois Sockol & Anne Braunstein, for all their hard work helping preparing and delivering over 155 fully cooked Christmas dinners.
Dinners went to residents of Needham that were not able to join family or cook a large meal.
Winter Weather Policy
As we head into winter, the Council offices and all programs will close during snow events. We follow the Needham Public School for all weather closings.

January Holiday Closings:
Mon, Jan 2nd for New Year's
Mon, Jan 16th for MLK Day
🙌 Program Updates
Transportation Program
We Will Get You There...
The transportation program continues to help Needham residents get to their doctor's office, pick up prescriptions, get to important appointments, and much more. This past year we provided over 1,570 rides and continue to offer this service to anyone in Needham who does not find transportation accessible.

This program is made possible with significant grants from both the MetroWest Health Foundation and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham. We thank them for their continued support.
Tech Teens - We Need Your Teens!
Do you know a busy student looking to fulfill their community service hours? If so, they can volunteer with us over the February vacation break, Feb. 21 - 24! Tech Teen applicants will be interviewed to determine their availability, interests, and skills. If you want to spread the word, please print our program flyer linked here:
For more information, email sfallon@needhamcouncil.org or call 781-444-2415, ext 2120.

New Fire Tablet Training Series at the Center at the Heights
If you have received a Fire Tablet through our Tech and Tutors program and would like some instruction, we will be conducting in-person training at the Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Avenue. starting Jan. 3. Click below for the schedule of classes or contact Stacey Fallon at 781-444-2415, ext. 2120 to request a tablet or inquire about training.
December by the Numbers
The Council was bustling this December from providing food to our customers, assembling and distributing mass quantities of holiday gift baskets, conducting classes and getting folks to their medical appointments.

PLUS, a huge thank you to our volunteer, Sindi Conroy, and all our Thrift Store volunteers who literally turned our upstairs stock room into a winter wonderland for our Annual Holiday Boutique! From the scent of cinnamon and pine wafting through the air to the gorgeous displays, they filled our hearts with holiday cheer!
🛒 The Council Thrift News
Celebrate National Hunt for Happiness Week

Did you know that Jan 15th – Jan 21st is national Hunt For Happiness week! We will be celebrating all month long at The Council Thrift because we feel it's such a great message! Stop in with a smile and get special treats!
Enter to win!
Hunting for treasures at The Council Thrift brings happiness to us all. Share with us one of your favorite treasures that you found shopping at The Council Thrift. You will be entered to win a $20 gift certificate towards your next hunt. Enter below by clicking on the link. A random winner will be chosen daily from Jan 17th-Jan 21st.
Hunt for happiness & savings!
Saving money always makes me smile. You can save and smile too... Jan 17th-Jan 21st!
When you are done shopping pick a surprise discount from our basket of smiles and you will receive 10-50% off your entire purchase! If you're happy and you know it.....
Men's Pop Up $1 SALE
Saturday January 28th
Men’s $1 pop up flash sale is back!
Once again, we have been hunting through the best donations of men’s clothes. We have designer jackets, pants, shirts and ties. Don't miss this opportunity to make the men in your life happy!