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 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...
support our annual campaign
Circle of Hope's Annual Campaign has launched! Your contribution supports crucial programming like our Emergency Response Program. A gift to our Annual Campaign will provide winter coats, boots, and clothing to homeless children, keeping them warm throughout the winter. It will help families get back on their feet after being displaced by house fires and other disasters. And it will help survivors of domestic violence begin to rebuild after trauma by providing them with the clothing and toiletries they need.
Please consider contributing to our Annual Campaign by December 31, 2017 to support the homeless families and individuals we serve.
metro west expansion
Last year, Circle of Hope began an expansion into Metro West by partnering with the 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.
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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Circle of Hope will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd and will not be open for our usual 3:00-5:00 drop-off hours. We will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23rd through Sunday, Nov. 26th for Thanksgiving. Normal drop-off hours resume Monday, Nov. 27th at 9:00 a.m.