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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Service Organizations, Transportation Assistance

Mission: The Needham Community Council is a private 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.

Results: We support over 180 Needham families with limited financial resources in our Food Pantry; provided over 1500 door to door rides around Needham and to local medical appointments; sponsored a variety of holiday events and gift giving programs, including a free community Thanksgiving Day dinner; provided over 700 people with free medical equipment and sponsored the Child Abuse Prevention Program to over 1100 Needham elementary students.

Target demographics: Needham residents of all ages and economic status.

Direct beneficiaries per year: approx. 10,000 visits and contacts with Needham residents

Programs: Food Pantry, Medical Equipment Loan Closet, Courtesy Van Transportation; Medical Appointment Rides, Child Assault Prevention Program, English as a 2nd Language Tutoring, Thrift Shop, Nursing Home Boutique and Visits, Holiday Gift Giving Programs,Online Community Event Calendar, Needham Resource Guide, Volunteer Opportunities

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Needham Community Council worked with me to coordinate a volunteer activity for The Needham Do-Something Club, a group of high school students working to make a difference. With my peers, I helped to sort and hang clothes for the thrift shop. The experience was fulfilling, and I enjoyed making a difference within my community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Needham Community Council is an incredible community asset. My first experience with the Council was 10 years ago when my daughter broke her leg and we needed to borrow a wheel chair fro the medical loan closet. It was then that I discovered this wonderful jewel in our community. Since then I have been a donor, donating food and goods to the thrift store. 6 years ago I became an active volunteer for the Child Assault Prevention program through the council, and have loved every minute if it! I am now a staff member and feel so fortunate to be a part of a organization that is "neighbors helping neighbors" in the truest sense.