APRIL, 2023
ELL Tutors & Walk 'n Talk

Are you a welcoming person who enjoys conversation? If so, English tutoring with the Needham Community Council may be for you!

The English Language Learners program trains tutors to work with adults in the community who want to communicate better in English. Volunteer with the Council to meet individually with an English learner or even lead a small group. Weekly tutoring sessions can take place in-person or remotely. Volunteer training sessions begin soon!
The ELL corner of the Council has been busy preparing new tutors, pairing them with new students, and now taking the "act on the road" with ELL Walk 'n Talks! Meet fellow English language learners and practice English while getting exercise and fresh air. All levels welcome!

This activity is for adults, but you are welcome to bring children along. We will walk for 40-60 minutes and return to our starting point. 

Walk 'n Talks
Mondays, April 3, 10 & 17
10:30 am; meet at the Needham Community Council (570 Hillside Avenue, Needham)
April Tech Teen Event
Did you grow up in an age without computers? Did you have to hold the phone cord in the air to spin and untangle it? Was streaming something you did when you hung party decorations? 

Then you are not a "digital native." Learning how to use a smartphone may feel like learning a whole new language.
Let us help you speak this new language! The Tech & Tutor program has volunteers, including a team of trained high school students, called “Tech Teens,” ready to support members of the Needham community with their technical questions. 

Technology Support 
Tech Teen Event
Tuesday and Wednesday
Dates: April 18 and 19
Times: 10AM - 2PM
Location: The Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Avenue, Needham

To make a reservation, please use the button below:

Council Offices & Thrift Store

April 15th - 17th
for Patriots' Day

Join our team of people making Needham a great place to both live and work

Development Manager

We have a great part-time opportunity to join our development team. Help maintain our database, assist with PR and social media, maintain the website and join to effort to raise the critical funds we need to continue helping our neighbors. Strong technology skills essential.
Food Pantry Assistant

The Needham Community Council is seeking a part-time Food Pantry Assistant 12-15 hours per week to assist the Food Pantry Manager with operational tasks. The Council Food Pantry is a successful client “Fresh First” distribution program with an increasing client base and outreach needs.
Child Assault Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. To highlight the month of awareness, CAP Program Director, Cathy Wong, will be presenting the 3rd annual "Parenting to Protect our Children from Sexual Assault" to help educate our adult community on how they can help keep our children Safe, Strong and Free.

There is no cost, but registration is required. Please use the button below to register through NCE's Parent University.
Wednesday April 12th at 9:00 AM.
Program Updates
Karma of Clothing is Back

We celebrate the relaunch of the Karma of Clothing Project. A joint venture with Mary Lou Andre and the Dressing Well Charitable Foundation, Karma helps our food pantry customers look their best for work and their daily lives.

"The way we dress affects the way we think, the way we feel, the way we act, and the way others react to us."

This program is made possible by:

March: By the Numbers

The transition from winter to spring is evident at the Council as we open our doors to more and more Needham residents.

We are moving! From Lyft rides to medical equipment headed out the door we are a community on the move. New wardrobes, new learners, and new donors and friends all came to the Council this past month and we are so glad you did.

Help share our mission to reach any Needham resident with an under-met health, educational or social need.

Lucky Egg Sale

April 3- 8

Here's an eggscellent chance to save!

A tisket a tasket eggscellent savings are hiding in our basket!

At time of purchase pick an egg from our basket and you will get a surprise discount of 10-50% off! If you find a golden bunny in your egg, you will receive a $10 gift certificate to use at your next visit.

It’s baaack!! 
Men’s $1.00 Flash Sale

Saturday, April 29  10:00-2:00

Such a great event we are going to bring it back quarterly! We have been saving and curating an unbelievable collection of men’s designer and name brand jackets, pants, dress shirts and more!

All just $1.00!!!

Special Saturday Hours in April:

The Council Thrift will be closed Saturday, April 15th 
so our volunteers can enjoy a spring weekend with their families!

Save the Date!

Spring Sale is coming May 11th - May 13th