Needham Community Council Newsletter
March, 2018


Save These Dates!
 Scouting for Food
Town-wide Food Drive
Sun. March 25th
Needham Scouts collect non-perishable food items for the Council Food Pantry. 
Click here to visit our website to see the March Food Pantry Wish List
 Thrift Shop Spring Boutique Sale
Wed. March 28th 
4:00 - 7:00 pm &
Fri. March, 30th
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Great items, great bargains, first come, first served. DON'T MISS OUT!
Cash or Checks only. No credit cards, no returns.
› 8th Annual Needham Steps Up Fundraiser
Thurs. April 26th
Babson College
Click here to purchase tickets online; for more information, visit the NSU website.
› Needham Women's Club Garden Tour
Sun. June 10th
Tour Needham gardens, large and small, and enjoy a garden tea party, container plantings and summer table settings!
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Tues., Thurs., & Fri.,
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mon. & Wed.
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
CLOSED Sundays & Holidays
Mondays & Wednesdays,
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Officers & Board of Directors
  Deb Jacob
Vice President
  Margie Margolis
  Caren Carpenter
  John Frantz
Lynn Alberding
Peg Coles
Bill Concannon
Priscilla Dasse
Glen Davis
Bob Dermody
Maria Furlong
Jonathan Kappel
Eilene Kleiman
Margie Margolis
Andrew McCollum
Carrie Reddish
Diane Retzky
Barbara St. John
Jeffrey Stewart - Morales
Carole Sullivan
Christopher Thomas
Get your tickets now for our 88th Annual Celebration on Thursday, March 22nd.
Meet volunteers who keep our programs running, current and new Council Board members and staff; hear news of Council programs and congratulate Volante Farms, 2018 Stephanie J. Kalin Distinguished Service Award winner, and more...
88th Annual Celebration
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Olin College
1000 Olin Way, Needham
• Beer/Wine Open Bar, Appetizers &  Coffee/Dessert 
• Stephanie J. Kalin Distinguished Service Award Presentation to Volante Farms
• State of the Council by Margie Margolis, Board President, 2018-2020 
Click here to purchase tickets online; $50 each
or send a check to our office.
Award winner, Volante Farms is a donor of food items to the Council Food Pantry, and last year dedicated the proceeds from their 100th anniversary t-shirt sales to the Council. 

Thrift Shop Spring Boutique Sale

Wednesday, March 28thArticle Image
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 30th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Great items, great bargains - first come, first served. Don't miss out!
Cash or Checks only. No credit cards, no returns.

March is National Nutrition Month - 
Support The Council Food Pantry
Pantry families are stressed by high heating and transportation bills during the winter months and often have to make choices between paying bills and buying food. The Council Food Pantry is there to provide support. Click here and select Food Pantry fund to make an online donation. Click here to see the March food wishlist. 
Click here to access the Food Pantry online order form through Amazon.
From your Amazon shopping cart to our shelves…an easier way to donate to the Council Food Pantry! 
Council supporters are already taking advantage of donating food items - via an online wish list - with direct ordering through Amazon.  
Click here to place an order and have it sent directly to the Council Food Pantry.
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:

Boston Tough Mudder Half

Saturday, June 23rd
Charlton, MA
Needham-based Hawthorn Builders is raising funds and awareness for the Council.
Tough Mudder Half is 5 miles of mud and epic obstacles specifically designed to test teamwork and toughness.

will make a $75 donation to the Council for each member who joins their Tough Mudder Team. Don’t want to run in the mud? That’s ok…you can still support their efforts by making a donation.

ESL Program: Openings for New Students
Do you know of any Needham residents or Needham-based employees who might benefit from ESL tutoring and/or a conversation group? Please let them know we are matching tutors & students...click here for an online student application form.

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Needham Community Council
570 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA 02494

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