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4th of July

Every year the Needham Exchange Club provides Needham’s
4th of July Celebration
at no cost to the Town or its taxpayers. All the funds we spend are raised from your contributions, the support of local businesses and the hard work of the 100 men and women of the Needham Exchange Club.

All the money raised for the Parade and Fireworks are spent solely on the celebrations.

Please help support Needham’s Signature Event!

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Programs of Service Overview

The Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks

We are well known for providing Needham’s 4th of July celebration from fireworks to parade and everything in between. It is our signature activity.

The celebration is planned, coordinated and carried out by the dedicated members of the Needham Exchange Club. We receive the help of family and friends and business sponsors! No town governmental funds are used - the entire 4th of July celebration is 100% funded by private donations. We thank the people and businesses of Needham that have shown us through their generosity that they value this hometown tradition.

More about the 4th of July Celebration....

Youth Programs

Supporting Needham's young people - and fostering their sense of the importance of citizenship and the value of community service - is the focus of a number of Exchange Club programs.

Learn more about our Youth Recognition and Support programs....

Other Programs

The annual Sunshine Special is an outing for over 250 seniors. We plan a day for them, which includes a mystery ride out of the area; lunch at a different location each year, and all entertainment.

Each month the Needham Community Council gives the Club a list of desired food items for the Council’s Food Pantry. Members are informed through the Club’s newsletter and voluntarily bring what they can from the list. The Exchange Club's Food Pantry Committee gathers the donated items and brings them to the Food Pantry.

Our Fire and Crime Programs focus on sponsorship of events for Crime and Fire Prevention with an emphasis on local initiatives through collaboration with Needham's Fire and Police departments.

The Book of Golden Deeds Award is given annually to a Needham person who has quietly provided volunteer services to the community and contributed to improving the quality of life in our town. We place an emphasis on recognizing the “unsung heroes and heroines” in our community.

The Exchange Club has a long history of partnership with the Charles River Center. Club members are involved with the staff and clients of the Charles River Center and provide volunteer support for events like the monthly birthday parties and barbecues.

The National Day of Service is an annual event that involves club members in hands on public improvements such as painting park benches.

Patriotism plays a large part in some of the club’s programs including providing Freedom Shrines in all of Needham’s Schools and providing a So Proudly We Hail Award annually to a town resident who flies our country’s flag.

Supporting our Community Programs - Fundraising

The Needham Exchange Club funds its projects, events and programs through a host of fundraisers that also provide a service to our community:
  • The Citrus Sale fundraiser sells oranges and grapefruit from mid October to early December.
  • The Charity Golf Tournament is held in the spring. This fundraiser helps support some of the many local groups we contribute to. The Charles River Center, the Council on Aging, and the Parent Teachers Association have benefited from this annual event over the years.
  • The Needham Classic Car Show is a new event in 2018 to raise funds for the club's programs.