Annual Coat and Boot Drive

We are collecting new and gently worn winter items for infants to adults until October 16.Click here for more information

Thank You!

Many thanks to all who made the 2023 Backpack Drive a huge success!Click here to read more

Support Refugee Families

NHHA is accepting donations for refugee families staying in Northborough. Donations will be used to assist asylum seeking families currently residing in temporary shelters. (read more)

Now collecting winter coats, snow pants and boots. Mittens, gloves and hats are welcome too! All items may be new or gently used and clean. Due by October 16th.

All sizes needed, Infants to Adults.
Click here for Drop Off Locations

Thank you Saint-Gobain team!
Packing Day 2023

Thank you to the Saint-Gobain Research North America employees in Northborough who volunteered their time this summer to fill new backpacks with school supplies.
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Congratulations to our two Scholarship recipients.
NHHA Awards 2023 Scholarships

NHHA President Jane O'Toole presents a scholarship check to Algonquin Regional High School seniors Hussein Alshaheeb and Kyle Colebourn. We wish them both all the best in their next steps!

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

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 NHHA aims to keep spirits bright around the holiday with Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas Giving programs. Requests must be made through the appropriate social service agency in Northborough.

Coat and Boot Drive Each year we collect new and gently used winter gear to distribute each Fall. Coats and boots are provided for Northborough children in need.

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

Scholarship Fund NHHA offers two $1,000 college scholarships to deserving Northborough high school seniors.