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What We Do

The mission of Northborough Helping Hands Association (NHHA) is to coordinate programs to assist those in need in the form of Thanksgiving food baskets, Christmas gifts, clothing, medical equipment, and emergency aid for special services.

NHHA was formerly known as the Northborough District Nurse Association and has been assisting Northborough individuals and families in need since 1920. We work closely with other town agencies, businesses and organizations to meet our goals.

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Northborough Helping Hands is partnering with the Curbside Community Meal program in response to COVID-19.

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Backpack Drive New backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies are distributed to Northborough students in need, grades K-12 to begin a new school year.

Emergency Fund Emergency money for medicine, heat (oil/gas/electric) or other needs is provided as deemed necessary. Requests must be made through the appropriate social service programs.

Holiday Outreach Thanksgiving baskets, Coat and Boot Drive and Christmas Giving programs. Requests must be made through the appropriate social service agency in Northborough.

Medical Equipment Loan Free loan of items such as wheel chair, walker, shower seats, etc. for as long as it is needed. Must be a resident of Northborough.

Scholarship Fund NHHA offers a $1,000 college scholarship to a Northborough senior at Algonquin Regional High School.