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NEEDHAM COMMUNITY COUNCIL INC
April 26, 2011

I am a former client and I have been a staff member since 1998. This 81 year old organisation has helped many individuals in this town. From being able to borrow medical equipment, feeding themselves by way of the outstanding food pantry, clothing their families with the fabulous deals in the thrift shop, to learning English, among many other programs.
The volunteers and fellow staff members are nothing short of amazing people. The atmosphere is one of compassion and understanding and light-heartededness. young people learn the true meaning of "giving back" by doing their community service hours with us (many come back after completion because they enjoy it!). The volunteers stay for years - it is a very social atmosphere for everyone - visitors and clients alike.
Our Holiday programs are so joyous and you can see delight on the faces of parents who may otherwise be unable to give gifts to their children. You see people from different countries studying English in order to become American citizens after so many years. It is an unbelievable experiance to be part of this organisation.

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I am a former client of the food pantry. I knew many years ago that I wanted to be a part of the Needham Community Council. When I was offered the job of being an assistant to the food pantry coordintor, I jumped at the chance. After a year I was asked to take on the coordintor position and I've been at it ever since.

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Advisor & I am a former client of the food pantry and I am now the coordintor.