We are:
"People Helping People"
June 2022
Suns Out, Wheels Up!
Wheelchairs Needed
Graduations, weddings, July 4th parade; the sun is out and so are Gram and Grampa! As the temperature rises, so does our wheelchair demand. During the summer months, we get many more requests for wheelchairs because everyone wants to attend these fun events. We hate to turn anyone away so if you have a wheelchair in good condition that you would be willing to donate to our medical equipment closet, please bring it to our office any weekday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. And, thank you for your thoughtful generosity!
Summer is Here
But Paying for Food is NOT Easy
The Council food pantry is open 52 weeks a year and the lazy, hazy days of summer are no exception. 74% of what we distribute comes from fresh dairy, produce, lean meats, and fruits and we need your help to sustain this practice over the coming weeks and months.
Please consider making a gift of $25 to help feed a Needham neighbor! 
Wanted: A Chess Friend!
ELL Chess Volunteer
Love chess? Want to build community? Needham Community Council is seeking a volunteer to host chess meetings for English language learners.

If you’d like to learn more, please contact jtovar@needhamcouncil.org
Tech and Tutors
Seeking Volunteer Tutors
Are you a retired software engineer, computer programmer, technology enthusiast or perhaps you have just mastered using your smart phone? Then, maybe you would like to join our program as a Tech Tutor!

We are working to close the "digital divide" by providing one-on-one and in-class training to individuals in the Needham community who have not had access to or experience with technology.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the button below or contact sfallon@needhamcouncil.org.
👗 Collecting Party Attire 👔
During COVID we were all dressed up and no place to go! Now, let's help young neighbors get dressed up and ready to go out again!

Do you have Bat Mitzvah, Bar Mitzvah, wedding, or party clothes collecting dust because your kids have outgrown them? If you have suits, nice shirts and ties, dresses, blouses, skirts and dress shoes, suitable for youth, teens or tweens, please consider donating them to the Council for our first annual Party Attire Sale in September!

*Please no prom dresses. All proceeds support the food pantry and other Council programs.*
Council Thrift News

June is National Candy Month and we are celebrating with a sweet deal for members only!

Click on the button below to join now and get special savings for our Council Thrift members only! 
Don't forget to follow our Facebook Page to learn about special savings for Father's Day and more!
Coming Soon!
Look for information on our Loyalty Program coming soon:
the more you shop, the more you save!
Closed Monday, June 20th in celebration of Juneteenth

Summer Hours begin Friday, June 17th
Closing at noon on Fridays

Other Programs
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, email: office@needhamcouncil.org or call our office at 781-444-2415.
ELL - English Language Learning
Did you know the Council offers FREE English tutoring for adults? If you live or work in Needham, come meet with a tutor to improve your English skills.

Over 40 dedicated volunteers are currently meeting with learners and the number is growing! New volunteers have just completed training and will be matched with adult learners in the community.

Are you interested in a volunteer opportunity that has a POSITIVE IMPACT on children's lives? Then consider becoming a trained CAP Prevention Specialist for the 2022-23 school year!

Help EMPOWER elementary-age children in Needham by TEACHING them skills that can keep them SAFE, STRONG & FREE. Comprehensive training is provided.

After attending training, volunteers present in teams of three to Needham students.
Tablets and Tutors has been getting requests for more than just Tablet help. So we are expanding our knowledge base. Currently, we have 2 Tablet classes a week running up at the Center at the Heights. Each week we focus on a new skill that builds on the week before. We also provide one-on-one tutoring with volunteers.

Tablets are free for any older adult or income-eligible residents (over the age of 18). If you are interested in obtaining a tablet for yourself or someone you know, please call the office or use the link below:
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
Closed Monday, June 20th in celebration of Juneteenth

Summer Hours begin Friday, June 17th
Closing at 12 noon on Fridays
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.
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Needham Community Council
570 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Officers & Board of Directors
Robert Dermody

Vice President
Lynn Alberding

Kathleen Berner

John Frantz
David Carter

Diane DerMarderosian

Linda Farley

Lynn Gotwals

PJ Haskell

Kalindi Kango

Jonathan Kappel
Joyce McCafferty

Andrew McCollum

Susan Mitchell

Alrie McNiff Daniels

Carrie Reddish

Mary Richman

Andrea Wasserman