News and Events

Poverty in a Pandemic

The virus has exposed the realities and conditions of financial insecurity in America. But, it has also exposed how misunderstood conceptions of poverty are, what poverty looks like, and who is at risk.  Consider this: before the pandemic, 140 million Americas...

Katie M. Heart and Lend A Hand Society

Katie M. Heart and Lend A Hand Society

Katie M. Heart was a pioneer of culture and literacy; a black woman who broke barriers as the first librarian of Hertford County, North Carolina, during the Jim Crow era. This is a bit of her story:  In 1931, Katie, then a teacher supervisor, started a small library...

1899 E.E. Hale Note Found

1899 E.E. Hale Note Found

Edward Everett Hale is remembered for many things: his religious preachings, his generosity, his patriotism… but mostly his words. That’s why Lend A Hand Society was excited to hear of a recent discovery made by Massachusetts native, Eliot Putnam.  While cleaning...

2020 Contributions at Work

2020 Contributions at Work

In 2020, our community struggled through the start of a global pandemic, profound economic downturn and numerous injustices across the United States. Through it all, Lend A Hand Society committed to continuing financial assistance to those in need with greater urgency...

Meet our Lend A Hand Intern

Meet our Lend A Hand Intern

LAH has been fortunate to have Malaika Moyer, a senior at Boston University studying advertising and film and television production with a minor in Deaf studies, as a marketing intern in the summer of 2019 and 2020. She’s worked on a variety of outreach, data, and...

LAH Introduces New Online Referral System

LAH Introduces New Online Referral System

For our agency partners, a new online referral system for LAH was designed in 2019 by MIT Code for Good  IAP project. Thanks go out to Christina Warren, Tiffany Trinh, and Angelica Castillejos, computer sciences majors at MIT, for their work in building the...

LAH’s 127th Annual Spring Event, April 25, 2019

LAH’s 127th Annual Spring Event, April 25, 2019

Friends, donors, and board members gathered on April 25th at The College Club of Boston for Lend A Hand's 127th Annual Spring Event. Attendees enjoyed a special evening of hors d'oeuvres, a wonderful wine tasting, and a beautiful setting. Keynote speaker, Malkia...

Donation from Fundraising Event

Donation from Fundraising Event

Grant Francis presents a check for money he and friends raised by hosting a St. Patrick’s Day fundraising party to benefit LAH. This was a wonderful gesture as the money raised will go directly to help a family in an emergency situation. In her remarks, Nancy Cooper,...

LAH’s Fall Celebration

LAH’s Fall Celebration

More than 25 LAH donors and friends gathered at the home of hosts Elizabeth and Stephen Kendrick for Lend A Hand Society’s Fall Donor Celebration in September 2019. LAH welcomed special guest Kenneth Woodcock, whose inspiring speech told of the restoration of...

LAH 126th Annual Event

LAH 126th Annual Event

Dr. Kevin Sullivan, Boston Health Care for the Homeless, guest speaker at LAH 126th Annual Event