Circle of Hope is a nonprofit organization based in Needham, Massachusetts. The mission of Circle of Hope is 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. By continually providing seasonally appropriate clothing, shoes, linens, and basic toiletries to 20 carefully vetted homeless shelters and clinics, Circle of Hope gives the most vulnerable members of our community the opportunity to protect themselves from the dangers of illness and disease that come from being homeless in New England. With the help of more than 80 volunteers, Circle of Hope makes 8-10 deliveries per week to homeless shelters and clinics and serves more than 4,700 children and adults per year. Read more...
Circle of Hope has re-opened after summer break! We are thrilled to be back for another year of supporting homeless families and individuals in Boston. We are currently accepting donations during drop-off hours of seasonal clothing for men, women, children, and infants (light layers, fall jackets, gently-worn casual shoes, etc). We also accept new and gently-used bedding, towels, baby items, and new, unopened toiletries. Click here for our full Donation Guidelines.
For our complete hours, contact information, or to sign up for our e-newsletter, click the link below.
Save the date
Circle of Hope's second annual community event, Full Circle, will take place Saturday, November 4 on Needham Common. Save the date for this day of family fun!
Visit our event page to learn about last year's fabulous event.
circle of hope's rapid emergency response
In December, a 10-alarm fire broke out in Cambridge, destroying multiple buildings and leaving more than 125 people without a home. Soon after, the temperature in New England dipped to dangerous lows. During that time, Circle of Hope received emergency requests for winter coats, clothing, and boots from our partners in Cambridge. Within two hours, we made the first of four emergency deliveries to On The Rise and Children's Clothing Exchange in Cambridge, bringing enough warm clothing for 50 children and dozens of coats for women.
Our donation center is located at 65 Rosemary Street, Needham, MA 02492. For more information on items we accept, please see our Donation Guidelines.
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Wed 9:00-11:00 am & 3:00-5:00 pm
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