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...