This letter was submitted by a Needham town employee.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
As the holidays fast approach, it’s always a good idea to take time out of our busy schedules and give thanks for what we have. The Needham Merchants Association, the Needham Restaurant Association, and the Needham Business Association, as part of the Discover Needham Local First Campaign, are coordinating an effort to give thanks and give back to the community. They are sponsoring Needham Gives Thanks, a food drive—“20 Days of People Helping People in Needham”—from Nov. 1-20 to benefit the Needham Community Council. The council provides critical support to the less fortunate in our community. So bring your donations of nonperishable items to participating independent locally owned businesses—just look for the Discover Needham Local …
Help showcase people who are doing great things in your community with our new feature, Count Us In.
Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance. But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place. Needham certainly has its share of people giving back and doing good in the community, whether it's Needham teenagers working to create a more inclusive environment at their school, an adult who helps youth find a place they can be themselves, an organization working to curb substance abuse, volunteers helping to clean up the town or one of many local nonprofit groups that provide crucial services …