Needham Community Council
September, 2019

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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.
Holiday Hours
Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, Aug. 31st
Thrift Shop & Food Pantry - closed
Monday, Sep. 2nd
Office, Thrift Shop & Food Pantry - closed
Rosh Hashanah
Monday, Sep. 30th
Thrift Shop & Food Pantry - closed
Office - open
Yom Kippur
Wednesday, Oct. 9th
Thrift Shop & Food Pantry - closed
Office - open

Fall Boutique is Coming / Coats Needed
Our annual Fall Boutique/Coat Sale will be happening October 24th - 26th!
Now is a great time to clean out closets (Marie Kondo made it cool to do so) and make an in-kind donation to the Council. We are collecting a variety of coats, jackets, scarves, hats, gloves, boots, etc. that are in good condition! Men's, women's, and children's (5+) are all greatly accepted and appreciated. 
All sales from this event support the no-fee programs of the Council and help our Needham neighbors in need. 

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Doing some online shopping? Make sure to purchase any items through Amazon Smile and make the Needham Community Council your charity of choice!
Same Amazon items (and Prime benefits) with a donation to the Council for every purchase made!

Officers & Board of Directors


   Margie Margolis
Vice President
   Robert Dermody     
   Glen Davis 
   John Frantz
    Deb Jacob
Lynn Alberding
Bill Concannon
Priscilla Dasse
Diane DerMarderosian
Mani Iyer
Jonathan Kappel
Eilene Kleiman
Andrew McCollum
Carrie Reddish
Diane Retzky
Mary Richman


Three Squares NE Ride for Food 

Sunday, October 6th
Ride starts, and ends, at Noble School in Dedham with 10, 25 and 50-mile routes to choose from, followed by a fun afterparty music, food and festivities! 
Registration is now open!
Click here to register to ride or donate to the Council team.
Our single biggest Food Pantry fundraising event in 2018! You can help make a major difference - join us as a team rider, volunteer and/or fundraiser. 

ESL [English as a Second Language] Program Accepting Tutor Applications
The Needham Community Council is now accepting applications for volunteer ESL tutors. Interested persons must be fluent in English and attend a free, 10-hour tutor training session. The training will be held on 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 9pm on October 15, 22, 29 & November 5th.
Tutors can opt to work with an individual learner or with a group of learners as a conversation group leader. For more information, visit the ESL page on our website for a link to an online tutor interest form or call 781-444-2415, Ext 2110.

Child Assault Prevention [CAP] Program  
The CAP Program is currently seeking volunteers for the 2019-20 school year. Each year CAP volunteers, working in teams of 3, present workshops to first, third and fifth grade classrooms in the Needham Public Schools, teaching the children that they have the right to be Safe, Strong and Free with their friends and peers, when they meet adult strangers, and with those who are trusted to take care of them.

The next CAP volunteer training starts on October 20th. Visit the CAP page on our website for information on the program and/or email CAP Director, Caren Nemtzow.

Thank You to Everyone Who Donated School Supplies
A huge thank you to everyone in our amazing community who donated hundreds of new and unused school supplies to our Back to School Supplies Program
With your help, we were able to distribute plenty of pens, notebooks, binders, crayons, glue, etc. to income-eligible students so that they are well prepared for the school year ahead, no matter their income or grade level. 
As always, our programs wouldn't be possible without your support - thank you!

´╗┐Needham Community Council
570 Hillside Avenue, Needham, MA


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Needham, MA 02494