AUGUST, 2023
NEEDHAM COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEWS
Tech & Tutors
Logging on for the Fall
We are already planning for a "Techfull" fall season! Most of us use our devices to access everything from medical records to restaurant menus. But not everyone has or is comfortable with their devices.

Tech & Tutors is offering new opportunities to help the Needham community befriend their phones, tablets, and laptops. Starting in September we will have a NEW tech support group, a NEW Fire Tablet 8-week course, monthly visits to Public Housing communities, and more.

If you are interested in learning more about how to get a free Fire Tablet 10, and how to get lessons or support, please use these links:
*Based on eligibility requirements
Give Back to School
Back to school is a special time in a student's life.

Join us to help fund back-to-school for all learners in food pantry households served by the Council.

The program goal is to raise funds to help purchase gift cards for school supplies for over 180 students. Follow the link below and make a gift to give back to school!
July:
By the Numbers

We took some time to refuel, recharge and restock in the month of July and still saw a record month in miles, medical equipment, and merchandise.

Food donations from local farms were also plentiful and were we able to serve 634 Needham residents through the food pantry last month.

Thank you for your continued support!


Program Updates
The Transportation of Last Resort is here for any Needham resident 18 and older in need of a ride to an important appointment.

Last month the Council booked over 160 rides. Call 781 444 2415 today to learn more and book your ride.


The Medical Equipment Loan Closet is open to all and offers a variety of different pieces.

If you borrowed a piece of equipment, please return this to our offices when you are finished. We thank you!
The English Language Learning program has a host of new offerings beginning in September.

A Beginner class will start September 11, a Citizenship class begins September 30 and a range of other classes as well. Please see the link below for all registration information or to learn more about becoming a tutor.
Special Sales This Month
Join us at The Council Thrift for two special sales this month. All proceeds from the store benefit our programs and help your Needham neighbors. Shop, Save, Support!

ARRRRRGust Celebration - August 7 - 12

Make a purchase of $25 or more and pick from our treasure chest to reveal your free item. *(FREE item will be from a selection of sweaters, dresses, shoes or housewares.)

Men's Flash $1.00 Sale - August 26

Gone in a flash - just like summer! - visit the racks and racks of men's better brand and designer clothing all priced at $1.00. One day only!
REMINDER: Council Donating FAQs:

"Would you give it to your neighbor in the light of day?" Sandra Robinson

Don't forget our helpful donation reminders when dropping off your gently used treasures to the Council.
Community Happenings
Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil
On Thursday August 31st, from 6:30pm - 7:10pm, the 2nd annual Needham observance of International Overdose Awareness Day will be held at the gazebo at Memorial Park, 92 Rosemary Street.

International Overdose Awareness Day is an opportunity to remember, without stigma, those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

ο»ΏThe event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Let's ride! Annual Ride for Food set for October 1st
Looking to stay active and give back? The annual Ride For Food event set for October 1st in partnership with Three Squares New England is looking for new team members.

You can ride, walk a beautiful course on race day, or head 'off the beaten path' with an activity of your choosing.

All proceeds from the ride benefit the Council food pantry and your Needham neighbors.