Needham Community Council Newsletter
June, 2018



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Thank you to the wonderful teams of trained volunteer Prevention Specialists who presented 60 CAP workshops this year to 1,198 children in the Needham elementary schools; teaching them that all children have the right to be “Safe, Strong and Free!”  Thank you as well to the PTC’s who helped support the CAP program, and to the schools and staff members who warmly welcomed us.
If you want to volunteer to be a part of this important and timeless program, now in its 24th year in Needham, we are now accepting applications for the fall volunteer training that begins on October 28th
For more information,
click here to visit the Needham Community Council website or click here to email the Council's CAP Director, Caren Nemtzow.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 12th was a success! Thanks to all the Needham residents who provided food and the Needham Letter Carriers who collected and delivered it. Our food pantry volunteers welcomed a steady line of postal trucks dropping off food items throughout the afternoon.

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it might be time to look at your coats and closets.... We are collecting good quality & clean coats, hats, gloves, scarves, boots, etc. for our Annual Fall Coat Sale. 
If there is still life and style left in your coat, please consider donating it to the Council...we'll store it until our sale in early November.
Men's, Women's, Children's [size 5+].


• Mon. & Wed., 
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
• Friday & Saturday, 
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
• Sundays & Holidays, CLOSED


• 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.
• Sundays & Holidays, CLOSED
Please do not leave donations outside or when our site is closed.

> Needham Farmer's Market is Now Open
Sundays, 12-4 p.m.

in front of Town Hall
click here for updates
> Needham Annual Spring Street Fair
Saturday, June 2nd

Needham Town Common
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Click here for details
> Needham Women's Club Garden Tour
Sunday, June 10th
1-4 p.m.
Needham Women's Club events raise funds to support non-profit organizations throughout Needham, including The Council.
Tour Needham gardens, large and small. Tour includes a container planting garden with raffle and summer table settings garden! 
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.  A limited number of early bird ticket buyers will be invited to enjoy a garden tea party.

Officers & Board of Directors
   Margie Margolis
Vice President
   Robert Dermody     
   Caren Carpenter   
   John Frantz
    Deb Jacob
Lynn Alberding
Peg Coles
Bill Concannon
Priscilla Dasse
Glen Davis
Maria Furlong
Jonathan Kappel
Eilene Kleiman
Andrew McCollum
Carrie Reddish
Diane Retzky
Barbara St. John 
Christopher Thomas
Wishing all the Dads out there a great Father's Day!
Are you looking for a unique way to honor the Dads in your family? Donate to the Needham Community Council in celebration of your loved one. We will send an acknowledgement card to your recipient. Your gift will support others in our community.
...And, it isn't too late to remember those grads with a gift to the Council, as well!

Click here to donate online. 

Sunday, September 23rd
Click here to register to ride or donate to the Council team. 
Ride starts at Nobles School...10, 25 and 50 mile routes.
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Our single biggest Food Pantry fundraising event in 2017! You can help make a major difference - join us as a team rider, volunteer and/or fundraiser!  
This year a new option has been added: outdoor spinning instead of riding on the street. Contact us for more details.
Each team member is expected to raise a minimum of $300 with a goal of $1000. The registration fee of $75 per rider covers the cost of the event and is not counted towards the minimum fundraising ... please help us by joining Team Community Council and our fundraising effort! Every rider who reaches the fundraising level of $1,000 will receive a [highly coveted] Ride For Food bike jersey.
Special thanks to Event Lead Sponsor and Team Community Council partner Direct Federal Credit Union for their incredible support.
In addition, other major event sponsors currently include: 
Click here to visit the RIDE FOR FOOD website
Ultimate Food Rescue
Challenge Dinner
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Capo Restaurant, South Boston
A fundraising event for the Three Squares NE Ride for Food. Click here for more information and to meet the chefs.

Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award Winner: Jeff Dinneen
Jeff supports the Council Food Pantry every month with a donation of milk, which we distribute to Pantry customers.
Congratulations (from all of us at the Council) to Jeff on this award!


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.

We are collecting new and unused school supplies for our annual distribution for income-eligible students to be held on Thursday, August 16th. Gift cards to Staples, Walgreens, CVS, etc. are also appreciated. 
Please help us send everyone back to school with the supplies needed to succeed. What do we need? Everything a teacher asks a student to bring to class....pens, pencils, flash drives, scissors, notebooks, backpacks, crayons, markers, tissues, sanitizers, tape, glue, etc. etc.
All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax-deductible slips are available inside our donation door on a clipboard. 
Donations may be delivered to our office during open donation hours (see below) or sent directly to our office...remember if you use Amazon, start your shopping at www.smile.amazon.com to increase your support of the Council.
Donations Hours:
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.


Saturday, June 23rd
508 International
Charlton, MA
Charles River Strength & Fitness, both of Needham, have joined together to form a Tough Mudder team running to raise funds and awareness for the Council. 
» Click here to register…Hawthorn will donate $75 to the Council for each registration to their team.
Don’t want to run in the mud? That's okay! You can still support their efforts by making a donation to their team effort here.

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Needham Community Council
570 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA 02494

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