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Love Local Clothing Drive

As part of the “Love Local: Supporting Our Restaurants &  Our Community” campaign this year the Charles River Dining Collaborative is organizing a clothing drive to give back while visiting your favorite local restaurants.

Collections will benefit Circle of Hope, a Needham-based nonprofit that provides homeless children, women, and men in Boston and Metro West with clothing and necessities.

Items needed:  NEW sweatshirts, sweatpants, t-shirts and items to help get through cold winter months. Drop off at participating restaurant locations throughout all 4 communities throughout the month of Feb.

Other ways to support: Make an online donation here or via the QR code at all collection sites or by helping to spread the word via social media or at your business.


Abbott's Frozen Custard

934 Great Plain Ave, Needham, 02492

Mon-Thurs 12pm-8pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-9pm, Sun 12pm-8pm


Anna's Taqueria

27 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands, 02461

Mon-Sun 10am-10pm



47 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, 02467

Tues-Sun 11:30am-9pm


Bocca Bella Cafe & Bistro

442 Lexington St, Auburndale, 02466

Mon-Sat 11am-10pm


Cabot’s Ice Cream

743 Washington St, Newtonville, 02460

Tues-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-9pm


Diner at 11 North Beacon

11 N Beacon St, Watertown, 02472

Mon-Sun 7am-2pm



344 Elliot St, Newton, 02464

Tues-Wed 4pm-9pm, Thurs 4pm-930pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm


Farmstead Table

71 Union St, Newton Centre, 02459

Wed-Sun 12pm-9pm


Firorella's Newton

187 North St, Newton, 02460


Firorella's Wellesley

575 Washington St, Wellesley, 02482

Mon-Sun 11am-9pm


French Press Bakery & Cafe

74 Chapel St, Needham, 02492

Mon-Tues 6:30am-5pm, Wed-Fri 6:30am-7pm, Sat 7am-7 pm, Sun 8am-3pm


Hearth Pizzeria

974 Great Plain Ave, Needham, 02492

Tues-Thurs 11:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm


Johnny's Luncheonette

30 Langley Rd, Newton Centre, 02459

Sun-Wed 8am-3pm, Thurs-Sat 8am-8pm


Latina Kitchen and Bar

30 Dedham Ave, Needham, 02492

Tues-Thurs 4pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun 12pm-8pm


Moldova Restaurant

344 Watertown St, Newton, 02458

Tue-Sun 11am-9pm


Number 1 Taste

39 Galen St, Watertown, 02472

Mon-Fri 11am-9:30pm, Sat 11am-10:30pm, Sun 12pm-9:30pm



1185 Walnut St, Newton, 02461

Mon-Sun 8am-11pm


Paddys Public House

95 Elm St, Newton, 02465

Mon-Sun 8am-11pm


Panchos Taqueria

1450 Highland Ave, Needham,02492

Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 8am-9pm


Riverbend Bar and Grille

2345 Commonwealth Ave, Auburndale, 02466

Mon-Sun 7am-11am, 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-10:30pm


Sweet Tomatoes Pizza

47 Langley Rd, Newton, 02459

Mon-Sun 11:30am-9pm



755 Beacon St, Newton, 02459

Tues-Sat 4:30pm-11pm


Taffer's Tavern

541 Arsenal St, Watertown, 02472

M-Thurs 3-11pm, Fri & Sat 11:30-1pm, Sun 11:30am-11pm


The James

1027 Great Plain Ave, Needham, 02492

Mon-Sun 4pm-10pm


The Local Wellesley

11 Forest street Wellesley, 02481

Mon-Tues 11am-9pm, Wed-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm


Thistle & Leek

105 Union St, Newton, 02459

Tues-Fri 12pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 5pm-9pm


Treat Cupcake Bar

1450 Highland Ave, Needham, 02492

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm


Volante Farms

292 Forest St, Needham, 02492

Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm

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