Ride for Food - Join Our Team!

Put your pedal to the medal and join our team for this fun annual event on Sunday, October 2. The Three Squares New England Ride for Food has something for everyone. This event has a very reasonable fundraising commitment, whether you want to walk the 5K, bike 25 miles, or even 50 miles, please sign up!

Food prices have skyrocketed and the need has never been greater for our food pantry. You can help make a major difference - join us as a team rider or walker, join our group spin class or volunteer the day of the event! 

Enjoy the fresh air, friendly faces, and fun afterparty with music, food, and festivities.
Registration is now open!
Thank you to our ride partners, Direct Federal Credit Union, Cohen-Miles Insurance and Neon Bandits custom sock designs.
Starting School Off Right

Back to school this fall comes with great anticipation, excitement and for some, a call for help to make the transition smooth. With your help and partners like the North Hill, Rotary Club and Copley Motorcars, we supported over 170 Needham students with the supplies they need to succeed this year.

Thank you to everyone who was able to help.
Spin for the Food Pantry
Calling all riders, join us for an evening of fun, cycling and making a difference!

Thursday, September 15th
at 7:15 pm.

CycleBar Wellesley has kindly opened their doors for a private fundraiser to help us feed our neighbors.

Across America, the week of September 9-18 is WELCOMING WEEK. Welcoming Week is a chance to help us include others and be included ourselves!
Welcoming Week Drawing! 

At the beginning of school, teachers play games with their students to help them learn each other’s names and what they have in common. They do this so everyone feels welcome.

To engage your children in Welcoming Week, enter to win a Learning Express Gift Card!

Draw a picture to show how you would finish
the sentence below:
When I want to make someone feel welcome, I ….
Program Updates
Summer Stats

Summer traffic may have been lighter in Needham but not at the Needham Community Council! We stayed very busy over the summer months.

Here are some statistics to show just how busy we have been and the impact your support has made in July and August.

We are grateful to the Needham community for their continued support as we meet the needs of our neighbors during difficult times.
Medical Equipment

Have you borrowed a wheelchair from us that you are no longer using? Or, do you have a wheelchair in your basement, attic, or storage? If so, please return or consider donating unused wheelchairs in good condition to our Medical Equipment Loan Program located at the Council office at 570 Hillside Avenue.
Thrift News
Student Dressy Deal Days!

Friday, Sept. 9th, 10 - 4 pm
Saturday, Sept. 10th, 10 - 2 pm

Blazers and jackets cost you an arm and a leg and dresses cost you a pretty penny...but not at The Council Thrift! We will be offering an amazing designer selection of blazers, shirts, pants, and dresses.

We even have shoes!
Space in the boutique will be limited. 
Customers will be admitted on a first come first serve basis
2nd Annual Art Gallery at The Council Thrift

Thursday, September 29th - (*by appointment)
Friday, September 30th - 10 am – 4 pm
and Saturday, October 1st - 10 am - 2 pm

We compiled a lovely collection of the best artwork that has been donated over the past year. We will also be offering a limited assortment of antiques and collectibles to compliment the gallery assortment.

To view and shop the collection, appointments are required for the first day only- Sept 29th. Appointments will be 45 minutes and no walk ins can be accommodated.

*For a Thursday appointment, click the button below:
Keep filling up your bag of savings with the Council Cash Card

We officially launched our own loyalty program in August! Get a stamp for every $20 you spend.  When your card is complete and all your bags are full, the card becomes worth $10 in merchandise! See the card for official details.
To answer your question: “What donations are you looking for?”

Before you donate to the Needham Community Council, please ask yourself “Would my neighbor want this in the light of day?” This month as you are doing your fall cleanouts, please keep us in mind for the following specific type of donations:

  • Clean, dressy student clothing
  • Artwork, antiques, and collectibles
  • Clean coats, jackets, winter boots, hats, and scarves
Council Thrift Membership

To keep up to date on the latest and greatest merchandise and crazy promotions at The Council Thrift please join: