Archives for 2017
LOOK WHAT SANTA BROUGHT!
Thanks to the generous donations from North Hill residents & staff and the Needham Exchange Club members the Council conference room is filled [not just filled, but overflowing!] with toys, games, bikes, bike helmets, scooters, foos ball tables, stuffed animals, art supplies, dolls, trucks, building blocks, and more… just one part of the Council holiday gift giving program for Needham families with limited income.
THANK YOU, NEEDHAM!
The Thrift Shop is a fundraiser for the no-fee programs of the Council. Your donations help fund Council programs and support your Needham neighbors. All are welcome [and encouraged] to shop with us. Click here for thrift hop hours. If you are unsure of something you wish to donate, please call us at 781-444-2415.
We are asked all the time “what do you need? and “what type of donations are most useful”? We accept clothing and small household items in season and in good condition…
Would you give it to your neighbor (in the light of day)? If yes, please donate it to us!
We cannot accept children’s clothing under 5 years, paint, mattresses or bed frames, large furniture or any appliances, TVs, or other electronic equipment [stereos, computers, printers, fax machines, etc.]. Books are best donated to the Needham Library. Click here for a list of other organizations that might be able to accept items we cannot.
Tax exempt slips are available inside our donation doorway. Donors are responsible for determining the value of their items for tax purposes. Click here for a list of estimated/suggested prices.
Every Tues. in March you can support the Council just by eating out or getting takeout! …and, Tuesdays at NYAJ is Taco night with $3 tacos.
Click here to download the discount certificate…bring it with you and present it to your server…15% of your total purchase* will be donated to the Council [*not including alcohol, tax and gratuity].
Needham Scouts announce their annual Scouting for Food event on Saturday, March 25th. Scouts will deliver bags to as many Needham homes as possible before Saturday’s 8 a.m. collection.
Canned or boxed goods, as well as anything in plastic, should be left for the Scouts on your front doorstep. click here
for our food pantry wishlist.
If you don’t get a bag delivered, you can still donate…bring your items to the Scouts’ collection site at the Norfolk Lodge, 1101 Highland Ave., Needham anytime between 9 a.m. – 12 noon on Saturday, March 25th or to the Council anytime Tues., Thurs. or Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Mon. & Wed., 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. or Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
MATCHING GIFTS INCREASE THE IMPACT OF YOUR DONATIONS!
Does your employer have a matching gifts program? Click here to see a list of companies that do…if yours isn’t here, ask your HR department if they have one, or if they will start one.
“EMERGENCY” CORONAVIRUS FOOD PANTRY UPDATE
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY FOOD DONATIONS
ALL FOOD WILL BE PURCHASED IN BULK
YOUR FINANCIAL DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED
AND WILL HELP US ENSURE ADEQUATE FOOD SUPPLIES GOING FORWARD
Food pantry donors asked and it’s now available….an online wish list with direct ordering through Amazon.
Click here to place an order for Food Pantry items . Your donations will be sent directly to the Council…easy as that!
Note: If you are already signed into your Amazon account this link should take you directly to the Council’s Food Pantry wish list; if not, you will be asked to sign into your account first.
Your donations are tax deductible, as permitted by law [and only time will tell what the law permits]…keep your Amazon receipt for your own personal records…no tax statement will be sent automatically, but if you want one from the Council, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
WE ARE SOLD OUT!
BUT YOU CAN STILL VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE DANCER(S)
Dancing with the Needham Stars, 2017 is a fundraising benefit for
the Needham Women’s Club & the Needham Community Council
Click here for a Needham Channel video and sneak peak of the dancing!
Click here to see all Dance Sponsors
Follow us on Facebook; read all about our dancing stars!
Click here to download bios on all the dancers
Click here to see some of the fantastic auction items we will be showcasing at the event
(cash or checks preferred)
And the Dancers are…
Barry & Linda Coffman
Aaron Sicotte, NHS Principal
Megan & Zach Bourque
Brenda & Mark Miskin
Mardy & Rob Claus
DATE: Thursday, March 2, 2017
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: North Hill Communities, 865 Central Ave., Needham
PROGRAM: State of the Council: Board President, Deb Jacob • Presentation of Annual Community Service Award
TICKETS: $45 per person Click here to purchase tickets online.