Serving families and individuals
in Greater Boston since 1892
Financial emergencies strike more of our neighbors each day. Lend A Hand is a resource of last resort, providing emergency financial assistance to low-income families and individuals for over 125 years. Working with social service agencies in the Greater Boston area, we make grants to help pay for:
- Rent to prevent eviction
- Heat and electric bills to prevent utility shut-offs
- Critical medicines and medical equipment
- Eyeglasses and dental care
Two valuable legacy programs also offer grants for:
- Camp for inner-city children
- Books to lend to adults and children
How You Can Help
We received over 1,050 requests for emergency assistance last year, and with your support, we can help many more people in need.
Donate By Mail
Send a Check to lend a hand by mail.
Donate to Lend A Hand and help someone in need today.
Donate from your Donor Advised Fund
Donate to Lend A Hand with your Amazon order at no extra cost to you.
Looking For Help
If you or your family need financial assistance, please contact one of our partner agencies to apply for you. Lend A Hand works in partnership with over 100 nonprofit agencies serving the Greater Boston area.
If you represent a hospital, legal aid program, community agency, educational group, camping agency, or another nonprofit social service organization, you can apply for a grant to help your client in need.
To donate by mail, please make checks payable to Lend A Hand Society:
Lend A Hand Society
89 South Street, Suite 203
Boston, MA 02111
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes.
If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to this nonprofit directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).