We are:
"People Helping People"
July - August 2022
Council's Common Cents
Teaching Kids Empathy and Ethics with Money
Looking for a fun summer project with your little ones? Stop by the Council offices and pick up a Common Cents tool kit!

The kit contains three little boxes; one box is for saving money for something special, one is for spending now, the last one is to share with Needham neighbors who might need some help.

Over the years, we’ve had many requests to involve children in the work of the Community Council. This tool was developed to help children learn about charitable giving and supports the three S’s theory - “Save, Spend, Share”.

You and your child can decide how much money goes in each box and help build good financial habits. When a box fills, empty it and use it! We welcome the “Share” portion of your efforts in our office at 570 Hillside Ave., Needham, MA.

Thank you to our partner Direct Federal for supporting this project.
🚴‍♀️ Ride for Food 2022 🚴‍♂️
Calling all Walkers or Riders!
Help "Stomp out Hunger" on October 2 by riding or walking in the Three Squares New England annual Ride for Food!

Whether you want to walk the 5K or bike 25 - or even 50! - miles, there is a spot for you on our team!

With two new events and plenty of "swag" we are getting ready for another great event full of fitness, fun, food and community!
⛱ Happy Summer! ⛱
Our volunteers bring sunshine into the Council every day and all year round!

We wish all of our wonderful volunteers a fantastic summer that is as sunny as they are!

We hope summer hours at the Council will insure that everyone gets ample time to enjoy while we continue to provide our residents the services they need throughout the summer months.
Summer Thrift & Donation Hours:
Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 noon
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 12 noon
Board of Directors Update
Thank You, Bob Dermody
As we come to the end our fiscal year, we want to take this moment to thank out-going Board of Director's president, Bob Dermody.

We are so grateful for Bob's steady hand through these last two years at a time when we most needed it. Thank you Bob for your tireless support of the Council and our community.
Welcome Lynn Alberding
We welcome current board member, Lynn Alberding, to the role of Board President. We look forward to continuing to work with Lynn and her guidance and good counsel.
New ELL Tutor Training Coming Soon!
English Tutors Needed
Are you available to work with an adult learner who would like to improve their English? Do you want to welcome newcomers to the community?

Sign up to become an English Language Program Tutor Volunteer. New Tutor Training class will begin this Fall.
New Name, New Logo
More Learning!
How do I print from my iPad? How can I text from my Android phone? When I save a document on my Chromebook, where does it go? We want to be equipped to answer these questions and more!

The Tablets & Tutors program has been great for delivering Fire tablet technology and training to those who need it. But, what about those who have other technologies and just don't know how to use them? Now, we have rebranded our name and our logo and will begin building a curriculum that addresses those questions that we receive on how to use devices other than the Amazon Fire Tablet we distribute.
Look for new class offerings in the Fall! And, in the meantime, click here for our Tuesday Fire Tablet Classes and click here for our Thursday Fire Tablet Classes at the Center at the Heights.

To register for a class, please call the Center at the Heights at 781-455-7555 or Stacey at 781-444-2415, ext 2120.
Needham's Town Newsletter
Learn all about the goings-on around town with Needham's monthly newsletter.

You can find information like; road closures,
fourth of July celebrations, homeowner small repair grants, pool news and much more...

Use the links below to read the latest edition or to sign up to get the next edition sent directly to your email inbox.
Council Thrift News
Happy Summer from the Council Thrift Team!
Coming Soon:

Council Thrift Loyalty program is coming soon! The more you spend, the more you save. Become a Thrift Store email member or join our Facebook group for the latest updates!

for the holiday on
Saturday, July 2
Monday, July 4

for cleaning:
Tuesday, July 19th
👗👔 Party Attire Clothing Drive
 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!
Thriftmas in July!

Starting on July 25 we will have "5 Days of Thriftmas" in which you will have the opportunity to bid on some of our very best Facebook auction items! So, become a Thrift Store Email Member to get coupons and join our Facebook group using the links below.
Then, follow our Facebook Auction from July 25 - July 30th and get a 6 month jump start on your Christmas shopping!
Join and
Closed Saturday, July 2nd and Monday, July 4th for the Holiday
Closed Tuesday, July 19th for a thorough cleaning!
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 will be invited to attend ELL Tutor training in the fall and will then be matched with adult learners in the community.
Summer is a wonderful time to connect with children. What better way to connect than through a book that can potentially keep a child safe, strong, and free? The CAP Recommended Reading list provides age-appropriate reading for 4-12-year-olds. Parental/Guardian prereview of the books and materials suggested.
Do you have a passion for technology? Do friends and family tell you that you're patient? Do you enjoy teaching others?

Then, consider becoming a volunteer tutor with our Tech and Tutors program.

Summer Hours
The Council Thrift & Donation Hours:

Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 noon
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 4 pm

8:30 am - 12 noon
Closed Saturday, July 2 & Monday, July 4th
Council Thrift will be closed on July 19th for cleaning
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
Lynn Alberding

Vice President
Kathleen Berner

Linda Farley

John Frantz

Past President
Bob Dermody
David Carter

Diane DerMarderosian

Lynn Gotwals

PJ Haskell

Kalindi Kango

Jonathan Kappel
Susan Mitchell

Alrie McNiff Daniels

Carrie Reddish

Mary Richman

Andrea Wasserman