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Needham Community Council
570 Hillside Ave, Needham, MA 02494
The Needham Community Council, a nonprofit social service agency supporting the non-medical needs of Needham residents.More The organization accepts donations of household goods which are sold in their thrift shop to fund programs; sponsors and hosts a variety of free services including ESL courses, medical appointment transportation, a child abuse prevention program, a food pantry and a holiday outreach program, and provides volunteer opportunities. For more information about volunteering or the organization's events, visit the website.
The Ellie Fund
475 Hillside Ave, Needham Heights, MA 02494

Jeff and Eliot Popkin established The Ellie Fund after their mother, Eleanor, lost her nine-year battle againstMore breast cancer. The organization now carries on the spirit of Eleanor, fighting hard to help all those afflicted with breast cancer.

The fund hosts several events each year, including Oscar Night America, Driving Fore a Cure and The Resolution Ball, to raise funds for cancer research. Many volunteer opportunities are also available. The Care for the Caregiver program, meanwhile, offers free support services to women with breast cancer. For more information, call the number provided or e-mail at the address given. 

Club 1458
1458 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492
Part of the Tobin School, Club 1458 is an after-school program for children in grades 4-8. This state-licensed programMore offers assistance with homework, healthy snacks and providing a comfortable home environment for children. The program offers Mac laptops for homework and a variety of classes and courses, including tennis and golf lessons, babysitting courses, theater workshops, Spanish and Mandarin language classes, dance instruction, sewing and games that encourage activeness and team building. The club also offers hands-on community service volunteer opportunities. School-to-program transportation is available.