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...

What's New?

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Welcome Back to Circle of Hope

Circle of Hope has resumed normal donation drop-off hours after a brief summer break! Please help us re-stock our shelves and make all of our upcoming deliveries by donating new and gently-used clothing, shoes, linens, and toiletries. Together, we can protect the health and dignity of more infants, children, women, and men than ever this year. 

For all donation information, including hours and a list of items we accept, click the button below. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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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

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 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

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