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...
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...