Welcome

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 23 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 nearly 100 volunteers, Circle of Hope makes 8-10 deliveries per week to homeless shelters and clinics and served more than 6,600 children and adults last year. Read more...


What's New?

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley speaking at Circle of Hope event HOPE Blooms

We are moving to Needham Center!

We are thrilled to announce that Circle of Hope is moving to 1329 Highland Avenue this November!

Our new location has more than double our current operational space and ample parking for volunteers and donors. We are excited to have the opportunity to continue to grow as an organization and deepen our impact on the homeless children, women, and men we serve.

We will remain open at 65 Rosemary St. with normal hours through Thursday, Nov. 7. Circle of Hope will be closed Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 17 for the move.

Opening Day at 1329 Highland Avenue will be Monday, Nov. 18!

Circle of Hope volunteers unloading donations from the back of a car

Go-TO CREW

You can help Circle of Hope respond to emergency requests from our partner shelters and provide clothing to homeless families who are displaced by house fires, domestic violence, and other crises!

Sign up for our “Go-To Crew” to receive emails about urgent donation requests. When you receive a Go-To Crew email, donate the needed items to Circle of Hope within 48 hours so we can respond to emergency requests right away. You are not obligated to donate each time you receive a request - just whenever you are able!

Two Circle of Hope volunteers loading donations into the van for an emergency delivery

emergency response

Last month, Circle of Hope received an urgent request from a clinician at Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP). She asked us for clothing and shoes in specific sizes for two individuals who sought help there. We purchased some of the needed items and asked our Go-To Crew for the rest. Within days, we sent the shoes and clothes in the correct sizes as well as Dignity Bags full of essential toiletries to the two individuals experiencing homelessness while recovering from trauma.

To learn more about our Emergency Response Program, click below.


Hours

Our donation center is located at 65 Rosemary Street*, Needham, MA. 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

*We are moving! As of Nov. 18, 2019, our new location will be 1329 Highland Avenue, Needham. Click here for more information.