Medical Equipment Program

Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and more available for short and long term use. Click here for more information

Lincoln Street School Lends a Hand

On April 5th the LSS fifth grade student council was honored to present Jane O'Toole, President of Northborough Helping Hands Association, with a check for over $500 from their recent coin drive. Students were encouraged to bring in coins and to think about how they could support the "common good" as part of Social and Emotional Learning Day.

Thank you to the LSS community for lending a helping hand!

Support Community Meals

Northborough Helping Hands is partnering with the Curbside Community Meal program (read more) in response to COVID-19. Meals are provided every Wednesday at 6pm at Trinity Church. The meals are free but donations are welcome.

Click Here to Donate to the Community Meals

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Lends a Hand

Thank you to Trelleborg Sealing Solutions for dropping off over 100 pies to make our Thanksgiving meals complete!

Read more about the Holiday Outreach.

Fallon Health Lends a Hand

Thank you to Fallon Health for awarding NHHA with a $3,000 grant aimed to relieve food insecurity. The funds will be used to purchase grocery gift cards for our Holiday Outreach program.

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.


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. Reipients must be a resident of Northborough.

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