Many people are struggling these days. Fortunately, there is Circle of Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need. Headquartered in Needham, Circle of Hope runs the Greater Boston Community Exchange which collects, sorts and distributes new and gently used clothing for children, men and women, as well as small household goods. Donated items are gathered and transported by volunteers and given directly to individuals and families living in homeless shelters, and those in transition and struggling for independent lives.
This year Temple Beth Shalom will be building on their relationship with Circle of Hope with many volunteer opportunities for adults and children. You can also help by donating new or gently used blankets, coats, scarves, hats, gloves, new underwear and socks for adults. Contact Peggy Lowenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find about the many ways you can join in this effort or to arrange to make a clothing donation.