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a video of 2012 food pantry holiday donations from the Charles River School



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on the 2012 Council's Holiday Gift Giving Program

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on the 2012 Xmas Day Dinner Delivery Program

co-sponsored with Temple Beth Shalom


Thanksgiving & Christmas Day Dinners:

In partnership with the Needham Rotary Club we co-host Thanksgiving Day dinner, free for any Needham resident who wishes to experience community and camaraderie with their fellow neighbors. Needham Rotary members, volunteers from the Community Council, local schools, businesses, caring families, other community organizations and Houses of Worship, make this wonderful event possible. For those unable to attend we have a "take-out" service delivered right to your door. If you wish to attend the dinner, need a ride, or to request home delivery, contact us at 781-444-2415 to make your reservations.


...and, in partnership with Project Ezra at Temple Beth Shalom we sponsor Christmas Day dinners which will be delivered to your us to request a dinner delivery.

Holiday Gift Bags:

Each Holiday season gifts bags are prepared and distributed to nursing home residents and home bound seniors. Names of recipients are supplied to us by family members, neighbors, local residents, clergy and Needham nursing homes. Our mission is to be sure that all Needham residents are remembered during the holiday season.

The bags may contain the following items:

Hand and Body Lotion Tissues Soap
Wrapped hard candy Shaving cream (for men) Note cards

Tea bags


Small stuffed animals Small gift items


We gratefully accept donations for these items year round. For more information call our office @ 781-444-2415.

Local residents decorate the bags to add a festive touch: Girl Scout troops, families, birthday party guests, religious school students, etc.

Door to door deliveries also offer recipients personal visits.

Please call us if you are interested in participating in this program or have someone to add to our recipient list.


Holiday Gifts:


The holidays are made brighter for Needham residents on a limited income or in a financial crisis through our Holiday Gift Giving Program. New clothing, toiletries, books, hats and gloves are distributed to adult residents. Toys and gifts are distributed to Needham families with children. Families with teens are given gift cards for age appropriate stores. Donations are greatly appreciated: new clothing; warm gloves, hats, scarves, bathrobes; new unwrapped toys; gift cards to Staples, Marshalls, TJMaxx, Modells, Newbury Comics, CVS, Walgreens, etc. and financial donations make this program possible.


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