JUNE, 2023
NEEDHAM COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEWS
Mobile Market
Starts June 6th
In partnership with the Needham Community Farm, Council staff and volunteers are excited to bring back the popular Mobile Market - making food accessible to all. Fresh produce grown on the farm's Pine St. location as well as additional items from the Council food pantry will be available at no cost to housing authority residents.

The Council will have a presence on Tuesday evenings at the following locations and times:
Captain Robert Cook Dr., 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Seabeds Way, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Summer Support for the Food Pantry
Summer months will continue to be busy in the food pantry.

With more customers looking for food support as the school year comes to a close, we appreciate your helping hands.

Your gift will help purchase food and other household items in high demand during the coming month and keep the shelves stocked with fresh, healthy options for all our customers.
** Council Offices / The Council Thrift**

CLOSED
Monday, June 19th

Summer Hours:
Fridays Closed at 12 noon
May:
By the Numbers

Celebrations unfolded at the Council last month just as they did in other families and groups around town.

We celebrated more tutors finishing an ELL training, celebrated staff & volunteers and their contributions, and celebrated a 99-year-old Lyft rider using the Transportation and Tech & Tutors programs to help maintain her independent lifestyle.

No matter the occasion we celebrate you! Without your support, these milestones simply could not happen.
Program Updates
ELL Walk 'n Talks

When: Tuesday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 27, 10:30-11:30am 
Where: Start and end at Needham Community Council, 570 Hillside Ave, Needham *Weather permitting 

A wonderful chance to meet others and learn from each other. Adult English language learners and fluent English speakers are invited to chat while enjoying the fresh air. All levels are welcome!

We will walk for about 60 minutes and return to our starting point. The June walks will be led by our dedicated ELL volunteer, Beth.
Tech & Tutor
Seeking
Tech Volunteers
Do your friends and family ask you questions like - Do you know how to copy and paste? Can I attach a document to my email? How do I text? If so, then you would be a great Tech & Tutor volunteer.
We are looking for adults and high school/college students interested in serving our over 300 Tech and Tutor community members. For more information on the Tech and Tutor program or to apply for a volunteer position, please use the links below. *Amazon Fire tablets issued by the Tech and Tutor program are free for any older adult or income-eligible (over the age of 18) Needham residents.
Community Happenings
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Ride for Food Returns this Fall
Save the date and join us for the 12th annual Ride for Food Sunday, October 1, 2023 on the campus of Noble & Greenough.

Bike, walk, or do another activity to help raise funds to fight food insecurity. For more information and to register, please visit the link below:
Summer Savings Time!!
Lucky Duck Sale!
June 12 - June 17
Get a lucky duck scratch card at the time of purchase and scratch to reveal 10-50% more savings!
Join our Facebook Group!
Be the first to know about special savings and bid on special auction items!
How Can You Help??
Join our front-line treasure hunter teams! We have two sorting rooms and need help! One is for clothes, shoes and accessories and the other is for housewares.   Please sign up on our volunteer interest form:
Shopping? Don't Forget Your Council Cash Card!
Remember to bring your Council Cash Card when you shop at The Council Thrift. If you don’t have one, please ask one of our volunteers!

Get a stamp for every $20 purchased at The Council Thrift – when the card is full it becomes worth $10 to use on your next visit!
New Developments:
Welcome Mindy!
The Development Team welcomes Mindy Kalish to the team as the new Development Manager!
Mindy started volunteering at the Council in May 2021 in a variety of roles. From spearheading development projects, working at The Council Thrift, or styling for Project Karma, making sure neighbors had access to healthy food was her motivator. She and her husband, Doug, have two sons and have called Needham home for nearly 15 years. Learn more about Mindy here and be sure and stop in to say hello!