Come to Family Event Supporting Homeless

Circle of Hope will be hosting a free family event on the Needham Center Common on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event, “Full Circle”, will give families with preschool and elementary school-aged children a chance to volunteer their time, talents and creativity to help individuals and families facing homelessness. Participating children will experience the power to make a real difference in our communities through their contributions. For families seeking a religious connection, this event can help “connect the dots” between serving others and loving God and neighbors as Jesus teaches.

Families will receive a “Passport of Giving” and will collect stamps as they move through six meaningful, age-appropriate activity stations—each illustrating the challenges faced by homeless individuals. At the “The Basics Brigade” station, children will pack a bag filled with essential items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand wipes, shampoo and soap. These Dignity Bags will go directly to Circle of Hope where they will be distributed to homeless families and individuals. At the “Appreciation Station” children will write and decorate notes explaining the things in their own lives they are grateful for. These notes will be hung around The Common throughout the event. Once completing his/her passport, each child will be thanked and honored by one of the Full Circle volunteers for helping others.

Please join us in creating a Circle of Hope around the more than 7,660 people who are homeless in the greater Boston area through “Full Circle”. The needs of the homeless are growing. Family homelessness in Boston has increased 25% in the past year. “Full Circle” will be a fun and important morning for families in our area as we show even the youngest members of our community that they can use their time and talents to make a real difference and be caring kids.

The event is free and there is no need to RSVP – just show up!