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Needham Community Council
March 2020

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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.
Tuesday, March 31st
Special Hours
The Thrift Shop & Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, March 16th for deep and thorough cleanings. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Both programs will re-open on Wednesday, March 18th for regular hours.

Scouting for Food

On Saturday, March 21st, Needham Scouts will participate in a town-wide food drive to collect non-perishable food items for the Council Food Pantry. 
Want to help the Scouts? Be sure to check out our Food Pantry Wish List for some ideas about what items you can donate!

ESL Program
The English as a Second Language [ESL] Program will be completing its tutor training sessions in March. We are currently accepting applications from learners who are interested in one-on-one tutoring.
Click here for an online student application.
For more information, please visit the ESL page of our website or call 781-444-2415. 

Other Community

• Massachusetts's 
Presidential Primary Election 
Tuesday, March 3rd
As a voter service to residents, the League of Women Voters of Needham will offer rides to the polls on this day. 
Please call 781-343-1031 (at least 24 hours in advance) and leave a message to request a ride.

• Plugged In Band Program announces 2 fundraising events: 
Moms and Dads Rock
Friday, March 6th
7 pm - 11 pm
Needham VFW Post 
20 Junction St.
$10/ticket +  a non-perishable food donation for the Community Council Food Pantry.
Click here for a food wishlist
Click here for tickets
British Invasion 2020
Saturday, April 4th
7 pm - 11 pm
Powers Hall
Featuring Beetlejuice! 
Boston's #1 Beatles Cover Band
Click here for tickets

• Needham Gives Back!
Saturday, April 4th
9 am - 12 pm
A town-wide collection for donations for Cradles to Crayons.

Officers & Board of Directors


   Margie Margolis
Vice President
   Robert Dermody     
   John Frantz
    Deb Jacob
Lynn Alberding
Kathleen Berner
Bill Concannon
Priscilla Dasse
Diane DerMarderosian
Linda Farley
Mani Iyer
Jonathan Kappel
Eilene Kleiman
Andrew McCollum
Alrie McNiff Daniels
Javad Memarzadeh
Carrie Reddish
Diane Retzky
Mary Richman
90th Anniversary Open House
Join us as we celebrate 90 years of the Needham Community Council with the opening of a historical exhibition at the Needham History Center & Museum.

Open House
Tuesday, March 31st
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Needham History Center & Museum
Click here to reserve your ticket(s) today!
Please RSVP by Friday, March 27th.

We're Hiring: Join Our Team
As our programs grow, so do the opportunities to be part of the Council family! We are now currently hiring for two important positions:

Both positions are part-time. For more information and detailed job descriptions, click the links above and/or visit our website.
Please share the news of these opportunities. the Needham Community council is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates for each position should email a letter of interest and resume to our office.
No phone calls please.

Thrift Shop Spring Sale
Great items and great bargains to get you excited for the spring season! 
All proceeds of our Thrift Shop sales benefit the free programs of the Council and stay in Needham to support our neighbors.
Thursday, April 2nd, 
12 pm - 7 pm 
Friday, April 3rd,
10 am - 2 pm
Saturday, April 4th, 
10 am- 2 pm
First come, first served; cash & checks only, no credit cards; all sales final. 

Fashion Show Returns!
Our Fashion Show, showcasing fashion from the Council Thrift Shop, is making a comeback and we couldn't be more excited! Co-sponsored by the Needham Community Council and the Needham Public Health Division.

Sunday, April 26th 
3 - 5 pm
Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall
Doors open at 2:30 pm; first come, first sit!

Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Thrift Shop's Karma of Clothing Project sponsored by the Dressing Well Charitable Foundation and the Needham Community Council

Click here for tickets. Previous fashion shows have sold out early...don't wait to get your ticket(s)
Event sponsorships are available and come with 10 us for details.

Cans for Calcium
Did you know you can help support the Food Pantry just by recycling your cans & bottles?

Needham resident, Jeff Dinneen has re-opened the Can & Bottle Redemption Shack at the Needham RTS for anyone who would like to donate their can and bottle deposits. The best part is that Jeff uses the funds collected from the recycled items to purchase milk for the Council Food Pantry, which is then distributed to income-eligible Needham residents.

The Cans for Calcium Project
is a win/win and a great way to make a difference and support the Council's Food Pantry and our neighbors with food insecurity.

Needham Community Council
570 Hillside Avenue, Needham, MA