News and Events

Welcoming Erica Harmon, LAH’s New President

We are pleased to welcome Erica Harmon as Lend A Hand Society’s new President of our Board of Directors. Erica works at the MA Attorney General's Office as the Deputy Student LoanOmbudsman for Massachusetts and a Program Analyst, and she has served on the LAH BODsince...

Thank you Nancy Inui

After 27 years of service, 16 of which she has served as president of Lend A Hand Society’s Board ofDirectors, Nancy Inui announced that she has stepped down as president of the board in June 2021.While Nancy plans to continue as a board member, this...

Meet our Fall Lend A Hand Intern

Meet our Fall Lend A Hand Intern

Evan Brown, a junior at Boston University’s College of Communication studying public relations with minors in theatre and public health, is excited to join the LAH team for the Fall of 2021 as a marketing intern. She has experience in social media management, design,...

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...