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 22 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...
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.
Rapid Emergency Response
In addition to our regular weekly deliveries, Circle of Hope responds to emergency requests from our partner shelters. When we receive an urgent request, we bring the needed items within 48 hours, helping homeless families in crisis. We help survivors of domestic violence who fled unsafe homes with no time to pack their belongings. We give refugees the warm clothing they need for the cold Boston winters. When a family loses their home to a fire and suddenly becomes homeless, we provide the items they need to begin getting back on their feet.
A recent 3-alarm fire in Dorchester left a family with teenage children homeless. Despite losing everything they owned, they only asked for a winter coat for their teenage daughter. Circle of Hope brought the winter coat they needed, along with a full wardrobe of clothing in the girl’s size.
To learn more about our Emergency Response Program, 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.
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
*Circle of Hope will be closed Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day