Annual Coat and Boot Drive

We collect gently used coats and boots each Fall.Click here for more information

Holiday Gift Card Drive

NHHA provides Christmas gifts for children and grocery cards for seniors and families.Click here for details

See Who's Making Spirits Bright!

AERO Coffee Roasters Purchase any whole bean coffee in October and 10% of the sale will go to NHHA.

MOOYAH Burgers Thank you for donating a percentage of the October 1st net sales to NHHA's holiday outreach programs.

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Read more in the Community Advocate.

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

Lincoln Street School Lends a Hand

On April 5th the LSS fifth grade student council presented Jane O'Toole, President of Northborough Helping Hands Association, 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!

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