Current Projects

Every month, Newton Neighbors launches a donation initiative.

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April 30 - May 13: Citywide Diaper Drive
May 14: Diaper Pickup

One in three families struggle to afford diapers, making it even harder for them to buy food and other necessities. Support local families who need diapers!

Sizes requested: newborn — 6

Open boxes are welcome, but please put diapers in labeled plastic sleeves or bags.  

Donate diapers at:

  • FamilyACCESS of Newton (492 Waltham St, West Newton)
    Drop off inside the front doors from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm when the building is open. Look for a table with a diaper dropoff sign. NO weekend dropoffs. 

  • FUUSN church (1326 Washington St, West Newton)
    Drop off 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday-Friday. Enter the back door, and turn left. Follow hallway to Children's Chapel (last door on the right before entering Parish Hall).

  • American Legion Nonantum Post 440 (295 California St, Nonantum)
    Drop off in the main office 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. From the parking lot, enter the glass doors, up the steps, and turn left.

  • Porch dropoff (33 Hamlin Road, Newton Centre)
    Leave your donation on the front porch.

  • Purchase diapers from our Amazon Wish List.
    Diapers will be shipped directly to one of our collection points.

Pick up free diapers for your family on May 14, 7:30am - 12:30pm, at:

  • American Legion Nonantum Post 440 (295 California St, Nonantum)

  • FamilyACCESS of Newton (492 Waltham St, West Newton)

Calling All Gardeners!


Newton Neighbors is partnering with the Newton Housing Authority, Newton Community Pollinators Project, and Newton Community Farm with a variety of gardening projects. We are looking for volunteers in two areas:

  1. Partnering with a NHA Newtonville resident to help with one of a variety of gardening tasks, from repotting indoor plants and putting pots on a balcony to supporting experienced gardeners. You will sign up to work directly with a NHA resident. There are an array of different needs so this is appropriate for gardeners with varying levels of expertise & availability. You can sign up to work with an individual residents on a discrete project here: 

  2. Work with other volunteers to plant a pollinator garden at a Newton Housing Authority property in Newtonville. This is a great opportunity to learn more about pollinator gardens & native plants from our partners at Newton Community Pollinators Project and Newton Community Farm. The first big push for this project will be the ground breaking on May 7th, with other volunteer opportunities coming over the summer months. Sign up to volunteer with the pollinator garden here

Other questions or want to learn more, please contact us at


Previous initiatives include:

Help send kids to summer camp

While we are loving the sun and the snow, at Newton Neighbors it’s time to turn our energy to our summer programs.

Last year our community helped send 19 students in need to Newton camps sponsored by the YMCA, Parks and Recreation, Boys and Girls Club, Space Camp, and Newton Community Education.

Most Newton camps offer 70 – 80% scholarship rates to low-income families. The families are asked to make up the difference themselves. Newton Neighbors partners with school social workers to identify those families who are unable to access funds to make camp possible for their children.

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Bring holiday cheer to neighbors! Newton Neighbors is excited to once again be helping the
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August 2021: School Supply Drive

school supplies drive - donate at The Street between now and August 27 at Legit Activewear

September 2021 SHOE DRIVE:

SHOE DRIVE 9/20 - 10/1

This month we are helping our neighbors in Brockton by collecting new and gently used shoes and boots for kids. Our partners at the Brockton Workers Alliance are supporting a large number of families who recently immigrated from Haiti and Central America to Brockton, and their kids need shoes. 

Please donate new and gently used (but in great condition, clean, non-stinky) shoes and boots in child and small-adult sizes in a bag marked with the size of the shoes. Drop off any time from September 20 through October 1 in the box marked “Newton Neighbors donations” on the porch at 51 Hyde Street, Newton Highlands, or on the porch at 991 Beacon Street, Newton Centre. 

Please help kids have warm, comfortable feet this fall and winter!