News and Events

LAH Awarded AGO Grant for Heating Assistance

LAH Awarded AGO Grant for Heating Assistance

We are excited to announce that LAH has been awarded a Residential Energy Assistance Grant by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. This award will help provide relief to residents struggling to pay their heating bills during this challenging time. We are...

Spotlight: Hale Family Artwork

Spotlight: Hale Family Artwork

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Lend A Hand Society was able to help even more of our neighbors in 2021 than in past years. As the greater Boston community continued to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, donors enabled us to make more and larger grants...

Meet Our Spring LAH Intern

Meet Our Spring LAH Intern

Kevin Boulandier, a junior at Boston University’s College of Communication studying journalism, is pleased to join the Lend a Hand team for the Spring 2022 term as a marketing intern. Kevin is excited to be able to apply his communications skills and social media...

Meet Our Spring LAH Intern

Meet Our Spring LAH Intern

Aliya Rife is a senior at Boston University majoring in International Relations with a minor in Arabic. She loves the city of Boston and is excited to be a part of the LAH team as a marketing intern this spring. She has worked in communications roles for several...

Welcoming Barbara Denton to the LAH Team

Welcoming Barbara Denton to the LAH Team

We’re happy to have Barbara Denton who joined LAH this past spring as a consultant to our management team. She brings 30 years experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit arenas, having led several human resources functions, with special focus on operational...

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...