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
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.
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....