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...
save the date for HOPE Blooms!
Circle of Hope's spring fundraiser, HOPE Blooms, will take place on Saturday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. in Weston. Save the date!
Last year, this exciting event helped us raise nearly $60,000 to promote the health and dignity of homeless individuals and families. Again this year, guests will enjoy delicious food, great music, spring flowers, and a silent auction with some must-have auction items and packages!
Sponsorship and ticketing information will be available soon. Stay tuned for more updates about HOPE Blooms by following Circle of Hope on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and by signing up to receive our monthly e-newsletter. More information about HOPE Blooms will also be posted on our Event page (click below).
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.
circle of hope's rapid emergency response
Circle of Hope has made several emergency deliveries this season. In November, the temperature suddenly dropped to dangerous lows. When we found out that one of our partners had no coats for their clients, COH brought winter coats and essentials for 20 homeless individuals within 24 hours. Through our Emergency Response Program, we also 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