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Nonprofit Overview

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

Donor

Rating: 5

The Needham Community Council has been part of my world for many years. I have borrowed medical equipment for my father, donated canned goods through the elementary schools, purchased clothing for my entire family, donated goods and services on a regular basis, encouraged my teenagers to contribute their time volunteering for a great organization, and enjoyed attending many of their annual functions. The slogan People Helping People is true in hundreds of different ways.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am both a long time donor and staff of the Needham Community Council. It is a wonderful organization that offers a variety of supports to Needham, MA residents - the food pantry and holiday gift giving programs help our neighbors who are having financial difficulty; the medical transportation program helps residents who have difficulties driving to medical appointments; our CAP programs works with elementary school students to teach them how to be safe; we offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to all ages, from middle school students to those over 90; and much much more....