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 5,500 children and adults per year. Read more...
Join The Go-To Crew
Looking for a way to help? Join Circle of Hope’s “Go-To Crew!” Members of the Go-To Crew receive email requests for specific donations when a particular need arises. Circle of Hope occasionally receives urgent requests from our partner shelters and clinics when their homeless clients need help immediately. For example, our partner domestic violence shelters have asked for clothing for mothers and their children after they fled abuse with no time to prepare or pack.
As a member of the Go-To Crew, you will receive an email asking for the specific donations. If you have them or are able to purchase them, donate them to COH as soon as possible. If you are not able to respond to a request, that’s fine, too - just keep an eye out for the next one!
To learn more and sign up, click below.
10 for 10
Help us celebrate Circle of Hope’s 10th anniversary by participating in our “10 for 10” campaign!
Donate 10 packages of new socks or underwear to help protect the health of homeless individuals of all ages. Amplify your impact by organizing a collection drive to collect new socks and underwear from your neighbors, family members, and colleagues.
Learn about Circle of Hope’s ten years of impact on Boston’s homeless children, women, and men by clicking below.
rapid emergency response
In addition to regularly scheduled deliveries, Circle of Hope makes emergency deliveries to meet the needs of individuals and families who suddenly find themselves homeless. Last year, we 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 weeks of frigid cold, we made emergency deliveries to Rosie's Place, Bowdoin-Geneva, and Southampton Street Shelter to protect homeless residents from frostbite, hypothermia, and other exposure-related illnesses.
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
Thanksgiving Closure: Circle of Hope will close at 12:00 on Wednesday, Nov. 21. There will be no donation drop-off hours during the afternoon. We will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 25. Normal donation drop-off hours resume Monday, Nov. 26.