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Higher Winter Heating Bills

Higher Winter Heating Bills

Winter energy bills are much higher this year, disproportionately affecting low-income families and even median-income households. Consumers have already been battling high prices due to inflation and now must take on rising heating bills as temperatures drop. ...

Wheelchair Maintenance Is A Problem For Many

Wheelchair Maintenance Is A Problem For Many

Today, about 5.5 million Americans depend on wheelchairs to get around. According to an article published by Boston University's radio station WBUR, over 50% of wheelchairs break down over the course of a 6-month period. The number of needed wheelchair repairs for the...

LAH’s Book Mission Supports a Love of Reading and Access to Books

LAH’s Book Mission Supports a Love of Reading and Access to Books

Each year, as part of Lend A Hand’s book mission, LAH makes grants to a wide range of nonprofit organizations purchasing books for lending libraries serving low-income communities. In 2022, grants totaling $3,250 were made to Cumberland College, Hale House Barnard...

Supporting Families Past the Public Health Emergency

During Covid-19 Public Health Emergency, many families in Boston were able to stay automatically enrolled in MassHealth, Massachusetts’ Medicaid program, without re-enrolling annually. According to an October 19 article by CNBC, the Public Health Emergency has been...

Campership Update

Cambridge Camping students enjoying their field trips! Finding safe, appropriate, and affordable childcare for young children, and interesting and meaningful summer activities for older kids and teens, is difficult and can be a huge financial burden for families....

Event: An Opportunity to Visit LAH Founder’s Home & History

Event: An Opportunity to Visit LAH Founder’s Home & History

Thank you to Kenneth Woodcock and his team for graciously hosting and presenting several of our donors with an opportunity to learn more about LAH’s founder, Edward Everett Hale’s homestead in Matunuck, RI. It was a special day with a visit to Hale House and its...

Our Campership Program

Our Campership Program

Summertime in the city when school is out presents a challenge for many low-income families. Finding safe, appropriate and affordable childcare for young children, and interesting and meaningful summer activities for older kids and teens, is difficult and can be a...

Edward Everet Hale 200th Birthday Celebration

Edward Everet Hale 200th Birthday Celebration

Lend A Hand Society was excited to hold an event at the Boston Public Garden last Sunday, April 3rd to commemorate our founder Edward Everett Hale’s 200th birthday! The celebratory gathering at the Hale statue in the Boston Public Garden was lively and festive. ...

LAH 2021 Grants Made

LAH’s mission is to help people towards a better future. Over the past two years, the pandemic has made the future very uncertain. The community needed help in this time of difficulty. Thanks to our wonderful donors we are proud to announce that in 2021, we provided...

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