Posted on Oct 29, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities
High Tunnel Construction
Construction will continue in November, dates TBD.
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday November 2nd from 7 to 11am at Needham High School cafeteria. Lots of volunteers will be needed for setup, cooking, games and cleanup.
Needham-Wellesley High School Football Dinner
Monday November 25th at the Wellesley College Club (reserve the date, further details TBD)
Ringing Bells/Collecting for the Salvation Army
Saturday December 7th at Sudbury Farms (time TBD)
Wrapping presents at the Walker School
Thursday December 12th 6-8pm. Seven volunteers are needed to wrap, and they'll have an opportunity to purchase gifts for the children.
In the Community
Connect with Local Business while learning how to answer the question: "What do you do?
Tuesday 11/12 from 12-1:30 at the Sheraton Needham. $10 (free for Rotarians) includes lunch, a presentation and a handbook by Elevator Pitch Coach Andrew Winig
Joseph Tynan School
The most pressing priority among our community projects is the need to raise money to construct a sensory room for the Tynan School in South Boston.
A team, including Bill, Dan, Jim D, Holly, and myself sold the remaining 120 Lottery Raffle tickets in the monsoon before the Patriots-Browns game (see the soggy sales-folk photo below). Thanks to all for braving the elements!
Our speaker was Sue Biasizzo (see photo below), Coordinator of the Needham Food Pantry. The Pantry has existed since the Great Depression to offer free food assistance to Needham residents whose lives have been disrupted by divorce, illness or job loss. Currently,  215 households with 438 residents are receiving help. The Pantry is open three days per week, staffed by Sue and a team of volunteers. Cans donated at the Town's Recycling and Transfer Station support free milk at the Pantry. Partnerships with "Hope and Comfort" and Lovin' Spoonfuls" provide free toiletries and a source of rescued food. The Needham Community Farm provides produce in season.