Needham Community Council
October, 2019
NEWSLETTER

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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.
Annual Coat Sale & Fall Boutique
October 24th, 25th & 26th
Holiday Hours
 
Rosh Hashanah
 
Monday, Sep. 30th
Thrift Shop & Food Pantry - closed
Office - open
 
Yom Kippur
     
Wednesday, Oct. 9th
Thrift Shop & Food Pantry - closed
Office - open
 
Columbus Day
     
Monday, Oct. 14th
Office, Thrift Shop & Food Pantry - closed

 
New Thrift Shop Hours
 
Exciting news!
Beginning on Thursday, October 3rd, we are expanding our Thrift Shop operations to now include open retail hours on Thursdays from 12 pm - 7 pm
 
Shoppers are encouraged to take advantage of the extra rack time and donors are encouraged to drop off acceptable donations during these additional afternoon/evening hours as well.
 
Happy thrifting!


ESL Program Accepting Tutor Applications
 
The Needham Community Council is still 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 us at 781-444-2415.


Coming Soon: Holiday Boutique
 
The Holiday Boutique is one of the highlights [and bargains] of the season. Several large rooms overflow with treasures of all kinds - unique decorative items, vintage, jewelry, gifts, clothing, candles, nutcrackers, cards, stockings, Christmas, Channukah & New Years' items, wrapping paper, and so much more!
 
All proceeds of Thrift Shop sales benefit the free programs of the Council and stay in Needham to support our neighbors.


Officers & Board of Directors

2019-2020

President
   Margie Margolis
Vice President
   Robert Dermody     
Secretary
   Glen Davis 
Treasurer
   John Frantz
Past-President
    Deb Jacob
 
Lynn Alberding
Bill Concannon
Priscilla Dasse
Diane DerMarderosian
Mani Iyer
Jonathan Kappel
Eilene Kleiman
Javad Memarzadeh
Andrew McCollum
Alrie McNiff Daniels
Carrie Reddish
Diane Retzky
Mary Richman

 

8th Annual Ride for Food
 
Team Community Council has been busy pedaling and fundraising in anticipation of the 8th Annual Ride for Food happening on Sunday, October 6th. 
 
We still need your help though! Consider making a donation to our team (or one of our team riders) as we raise money for the Food Pantry.

 

This is one of our biggest events of the year and we love participating in this important ride to raise awareness and funds to fight food insecurity in our own community!
 
Click here to support Team Council


Introducing our new Volunteer Coordinator!
 
We are thrilled to announce the newest member of the Council family, Judy Lambert, who has recently started as our new Volunteer Coordinator
 
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Judy and make sure to say hello if you see her around the Council! She can be reached via email or by phone at 781-444-2145, ext. 1033. 
 
If you are interested in volunteering at the Council please click here to submit an online information form and Judy will contact you.


Coat Sale & Fall Boutique
 
Our annual Coat Sale & Fall Boutique is now bigger and better than ever with plenty of great coats for men, women and children, accessories, boots/shoes, and more to shop for!

 
Thursday, October 24th, 12 pm - 7 pm
Friday, October 25th, 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday, October 26th, 10 am - 2 pm
 
All proceeds of Thrift Shop sales benefit the free programs of the Council and stay in Needham to support our neighbors.
 
Sale is open to all -- first come, first served.
Cash and checks only. All sales final.


Needham Bank Charitable Community Voting Campaign
 
A cool opportunity to support the Council -- we just need your vote!
 
Visit the page at A World For Good to choose the Council as your charity of choice. At the end of October, Needham Bank will make an additional donation to six local non-profit organizations. Each agency will receive a share of the donation, based on the number of votes they receive during the month.
 
It’s simple, click here to vote for the Needham Community Council and help us get a larger share of the funds! Voting is open to everyone and can be repeated daily so please vote for us and vote often.




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.


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570 Hillside Avenue, Needham, MA
781-444-2415

 

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