Monday, October 8, 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means a variety of pink products will be hitting the shelves. But, do your pink purchases always go toward the cause?
A wave of pink is flooding stores everywhere, as retailers participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the savvy shopper, it's an opportunity to donate to a good cause while snagging unique, pink-hued items. • For every new member who signs up in October at Get In Shape For Women in Needham and other locations across the country, the fitness company will donate $100 to a selected charity that supports breast cancer research, according to the company website. • Drop by Taylor's Stationery in Needham this month to check out Vera Bradley's new line of breast cancer awareness bags and accessories, "Ribbons." A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items go to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Learn more at …
Monday, October 1, 2012
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 …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Where's the best place to give back in town? Tell us in the comments, and your favorite may be voted a Patch Readers' Choice later this summer.
If it's near and dear to your heart, Patch wants to know—tell us where you go to volunteer your time and energy here in Needham. Nominate your favorite place in the comments below. Once you do, Patch will officially add them to the running for best of the best—and later this summer, they may beat out the competition to become the No. 1 Readers' Choice. We will take nominations through July 9; voting begins July 23. Nominations have closed for the 2012 Needham Patch Readers' Choice contests.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Students from Temple Beth Shalom's Hebrew school voted to donate their weekly charitable collection to the national organization.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Students in the class of Sabrina Shemesh at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham recently voted to donate their weekly charitable collection to the Alzheimer's Association. How do grade school children pick a disease associated with advancing age? The students were inspired by fourth graders Sarah and Julia Lissy, who attend Hebrew school there. It is the school’s tradition to collect tzedakah, or charity, every Friday. The children collected throughout the year and when their teacher asked for a place to donate, Sarah and Julia suggested the Alzheimer's Association, in memory of their grandfather, Don Schulman, who suffered and lost his battle with Alzheimer’s four years ago. The Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter provides support, …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Hillside Avenue building will offer more space, handicap accessibility.
With the final renovations underway, the Needham Community Council will soon be moving into its new home at 570 Hillside Ave. where there will be more space for meetings and programs, commercial refrigerators to store food pantry items and easier accessibility for all residents. The council has been housed in a building at 51 Lincoln St. for 40 years, renting it for years before purchasing it from the Visiting Nurses Association in the 1980s. “It was a good home for many, many years,” said Sandra Robinson, executive director. “But we outgrew this space and in the last 10 years we’ve been thinking really hard about what to do next.” Creating a space The decision to move was finalized about two years ago. The council purchased the new …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Help nonprofits in Needham, Westwood, Watertown and other places nearby by donating food items, clothing and more.
The "season of giving" may have passed but with the new year there are still plenty of opportunities for you to give back around your community and nearby. Above you will find a map of locations in and around town where you can give back. If you head an organization in town that can use some extra support right now, please let us know in the comment section, or send an email to Becca.Manning@patch.com.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Share your opinion in the comments.
Giving back is great. Whether you're helping to stock the Needham Food Pantry shelves, providing clothing for families in the area through the Circle of Hope or supporting a child's education at a local institution such as the Walker School, coming to someone else's aid not only benefits them but also often provides the giver with a real sense of peace. And there are tons of ways to give back in and around Needham, from becoming an active volunteer with the Needham Exchange Club to joining the efforts of the Friends of the Needham Public Library. For almost every interest, there's a local cause to match. So today, Needham Patch wants to know: How do you give back? Tell us about your favorite nonprofits, charities or volunteer activities …