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 21 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 90 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...

What's New?

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thank you for supporting HOPE Blooms!

Circle of Hope's spring fundraiser, HOPE Blooms, took place on Saturday, May 5th at Weston Community Center. Thank you for supporting this wonderful event!

We are thrilled to report that HOPE Blooms raised $87,000 to promote the health and dignity of homeless individuals and families! Guests enjoyed delicious food, great music, spring flowers, and a silent auction with some must-have auction items and packages.

Stay tuned for more photos from this year's HOPE Blooms by following Circle of Hope on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and by signing up to receive our monthly e-newsletter

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metro west expansion

Last year, Circle of Hope began an expansion into Metro West by partnering with Clinton Street Shelter in Framingham, which is operated by South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC). Now, we have added a second SMOC shelter in Framingham: Pearl Street Shelter (pictured above). 

We began partnering with new family shelters in Metro West in response to the rapid growth in family homelessness throughout Greater Boston. By partnering with Clinton Street Shelter and Pearl Street Shelter, we are now able to serve 20 more homeless families, including many young children. 

For a full list of the shelters and programs we serve, click below.

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circle of hope's rapid emergency response

Circle of Hope has made several emergency deliveries this season. In November, the temperature suddenly dropped to dangerous lows. When we found out that one of our partners had no coats for their clients, COH brought winter coats and essentials for 20 homeless individuals within 24 hours. Through our Emergency Response Program, we also provided winter coats, accessories, and backpacks to survivors of Hurricane Maria who evacuated Puerto Rico and were living in FEMA housing in Dedham. We gave warm clothing to a family displaced by a house fire in Hyde Park in December. During the weeks of frigid cold in late December and early January, we also made several emergency deliveries to Rosie's Place, Bowdoin-Geneva, and Southampton Street Shelter to protect homeless residents from frostbite, hypothermia, and other exposure-related illnesses and injuries. 


Our donation center is located at 65 Rosemary Street, Needham, MA 02492. For more information on items we accept, please see our Donation Guidelines.

Mon 9:00-11:00 am

Tue 9:00-11:00 am & 3:00-5:00 pm

Wed 9:00-11:00 am & 3:00-5:00 pm

Thu 9:00-11:00 am

Sat (Sept-June) 9:00-11:00 am

Click here for an important parking update.

Upcoming Closures:

Circle of Hope will be closed Wednesday, July 4 through Sunday, July 8 for Independence Day. 

Our last day of Saturday drop-off hours is June 30.

We will be closed Friday, July 27 through Tuesday, September 4. The last day to drop off donations before we close is Thursday, July 26 from 9-11 am.