MONDAY, DECEMBER 31st: OFFICE & FOOD PANTRY CLOSE AT 12 p.m.
THRIFT SHOP CLOSED
TUESDAY, JANUARY 1st: CLOSED
We did it! Thank you to ThreeSquaresNE for sponsoring this great fundraising event.
17 riders came together to form Team Community Council on Sunday, September 23rd at Nobles School and raised over $22,000; Team Direct Federal (14 riders) and Team Congregational Church of Needham (5 riders) each dedicated their fundraising to the Council and together raised another $22,000. Thank you to all the riders, volunteers and donors.
This event continues to be the single largest fundraiser of the year for the Council Food Pantry!
Thanks to the generous support from the Foundation for MetroWest the Council Food Pantry will be joining the Needham Community Farm with a mobile market at each of the three Needham Housing Authority locations on Tuesday evenings. Non-perishable items will be available along with the Needham Community Farm’s fresh produce to help families with food insecurity throughout the summer and into the fall.
About the Foundation for MetroWest: Established in 1995, they are the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and town in the region. They promote philanthopy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofits and enhance the quality of life for all residents. Since inception, the Foundation has granted $15 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $22 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact. To learn more, visit www.foundationformetrowest.org or call 508-647-2260.
Did you know? For over 25 years the Council has contracted for around-town transportation on a BusyBee van…they went out of business and so did our community van…but…it is back! Thanks to a partnership with the Charles River YMCA we can once again offer residents rides around town.
The van will return on Monday, August 20th and will run Mon/Wed/Fri between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The van is not handicapped accessible; independent mobility is required.
Van reservations are required in advance, by phone call only at 781-444-2415
ITEMS NEEDED: Index cards, back packs, colored pencils, markers, tape, notebooks, flash drives, folders, pens, pencils, crayons, tissues, baby wipes, hand sanitizer… everything a student needs to be ready for a new school year!
All supplies are donated by Needham residents and local businesses; a group of employees from a Needham consulting firm donates many hours of their time to help us set up and brings hundreds of items purchased with employee funds, matched by a corporate donation…a local family donates gift cards to Staples, worth $25 each, to distribute to EVERY student…boxes of school supplies are sent to us anonymously, and more….
Over 90 students from income-eligible families participated in the 2017 Annual Back to School Supplies Distribution Program. One Mom came with 3 kids and she left in tears and said…“I don’t know how I would manage without your support”…and, we don’t know how we would manage without the support of the entire Needham community.
Let’s do it again……help us make the 2018 distribution program better than ever..donate now!
Tuesday, August 7th
11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Kris DeGraw Danna, Needham Community Council Volunteer Coordinator, announces an interactive & innovative workshop designed for local Non-Profit Agencies.
Reservations required, no fee for Needham/Newton NPOs
Click here to register
Some of the topics she will cover include:
Bring your individual volunteer issues to discuss with a professional volunteer manager