Community Partners

Organization Summary of Service (from websites)
All Hands and Hearts we focus on delivering a Smart Response to those reeling from disaster both domestically and internationally.
Alliance for Children A Needham based non-profit adoption agency. Read this article to learn about their projects Local Foundation Expands Orphanage in Haiti.
Alzheimer's Association the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
American Cancer Society we're on a mission to free the world from cancer.
American Heart Association We’re working to create a world free of heart disease and stroke - a world where everyone can achieve the best possible health
American Red Cross The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​
AmeriCares Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.
Animal Rescue League For 118 years, The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) has responded to the needs of animals and the people who care about them.
Avery Manor Nursing Home Needham based nursing home.
Baby Basics non-profit, 100% volunteer organization that provides and distributes diapers to babies of the working/near poor in the communities of South Boston and Dedham/Needham, MA.
Belle of the Ball cleans and distributes prom dresses and provides related accessories at no charge to high school junior and senior girls who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend their school’s prom.
Best Buddies dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (Katie_McGraw@needham.k12.ma.us and Amanda_Grabel@needham.k12.ma.us)
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets.
Birthday Wishes
Book Drive A Pollard based event (Ann_Ahnert@needham.k12.ma.us and Susan_Gillespie@needham.k12.ma.us)
Bread of Life Our outreach programs support our Methodist vision of service. They provide a way for people of all ages with different interests and capabilities to participate in service. Nearly all of our outreach programs are open to the local community.
Briarwood Nursing Home-Needham a vibrant community of care conveniently located down the block from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham.
Charity Water non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
Charles River Center nonprofit human service agency with offices in Needham and Natick, Massachusetts, providing employment and job training, residential homes, day habilitation, and recreational programs for children and adults with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. (mbolio@charlesrivercenter.org)
Charles River Conservancy Stewardship, renewal, and enhancement of parklands along the Charles River.
Children's Hospital Boston We presently have a diverse, trained group of more than 1,600 individuals who selflessly devote thousands of hours each year to support the hospital staff and our patients and families.
Circle of Hope Circle of Hope is a nonprofit organization based in Needham, that aims to provide homeless children, women, and men in Boston and Metro West with clothing and necessities in order to preserve and enhance overall health and personal dignity.
City Year City Year helps to close gaps in high-need schools by supporting students' academic and social-emotional development while also providing schools with the additional capacity to enhance school culture and climate.
Common Art ...an outdoor church for people experiencing homelessness, and their friends.
Community Cooks mobilizes individuals, businesses, civic, educational and faith-based groups to offer home-prepared food to vulnerable neighbors seeking assistance from human service agencies, students working to improve their lives in after school programs, and families struggling with food insecurity.
Community Servings not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses
Cradles for Crayons to make life better for children in need (owilson@cradlestocrayons.org)
Doctors Without Borders Providing lifesaving medical humanitarian care, and speaking out about what we see
Double-Play Baseball (Jordan's Furniture) Collecting like-new and clean equipment so that every kid can play!
Friendship Circle a unique organization that addresses the challenges facing the families of children with special needs in an innovative way.
Generic Ministry, Inc. Provide food, clothing and supplies to Boston's homeless community and those in need
Habitat for Humanity global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries.
Heartbeats for Down Syndrome Our goal is to alleviate some of the fear and anxiety that accompany a hospital stay by bringing some love and light to the family in the form of a care package.
Heated Lions Club to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and young adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuous opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.
Heifer International Working with communities to end world hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.
Horizons for Homeless Children HHC's mission is to improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities for play, and comprehensive family support services.
Jimmy Fund Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of grassroots efforts to help save lives and give hope to cancer patients everywhere
Usher Syndrome Society Needham based organization that aims to find a cure for a rare genetic disorder called Usher syndrome (USH); the most common genetic cause of combined deafness and blindness.
KIVA the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe. (Doug_Stanczak@needham.k12.ma.us)
NEADS World class service dogs that provide several volunteer opportunities. (jvautour@neads.org)
Needham Coalition (SPAN) The coalition incorporates a collaborative, community based, and data driven prevention approach to reduce alcohol, marijuana and other drug use among Needham youth.
Needham Community Council The NCC supports people in Needham who have
under-met health, educational or social needs and promotes
volunteerism, community and a sense of shared responsibility.
Needham Community Farm Our mission is to deepen our community's connection to nature and the food system.
Needham Food Pantry Supports people in Needham who have under-met health, educational or social needs and promotes volunteerism, community and a sense of shared responsibility.
Needham Human Rights Committee The NHRC strives to reaffirm the worth and dignity of every human being through community outreach, education and events.
Needham Science Center You (and you parents) will get to experience a room full of exotic animals to love, nurture and feed. Science Center staffers will train you on proper care, feeding and socializing techniques.
Newton Athletes Unlimited offers high quality recreational programs to encourage physical, social, emotional and intellectual development to individuals with disabilities.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Volunteer opportunities, accessible through the link
North Hill Nursing Home Needham retirement community with many options for kids to get involved!
PEAT (Pollard Environmental Action Team) Environmental Action in and around the Pollard community (Chuck_Dowd@needham.k12.ma.us)
Peer Tutoring Pollard Student Volunteer Club
Pine Street Inn PSI provides a comprehensive range of services, including permanent supportive housing, job training and placement, emergency shelter and street outreach to nearly 2,000 homeless men and women each day.
PMC Ride for Kids Many kids, many bikes. Kids of all ages find fun, camaraderie, and inspiration in bringing us closer by the mile to the cure for cancer with donations to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project Bread Project Bread is committed to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. (Alexa_Drolette@projectbread.org)
Read Boston We provide schools, childcare programs, community-based organizations, and families in low-income and new-immigrant communities with the resources they need to set Boston’s children on the path to reading success.
Relay for Life Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries.
Room to Read Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
School the World Our mission is to lift children out of extreme poverty with the power of education.
Social Justice League provide a space for all students to have a voice and take action within their community. (Monique_Bale@needham.k12.ma.us and Elissa_Strauss@needham.k12.ma.us)
Special Olympics provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
SPIN to promote the well-being of animals and responsible human-animal relationships.
Students for Hope provide essential support services for breast cancer patients to ease the stresses of everyday life, allowing the focus to be on family, recovery and healing.
The Water Crisis Learn about the challenge, and how you can help provide clean water for others
TOP-Soccer: Needham Soccer Club The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability
Travis Roy Foundation Enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families
VocalID Humanizing the voice inside any device that speaks

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