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Lend A Hand Society’s 124th Spring Gathering

April, 2016

Lend a Hand Society’s 2015 spring gathering and annual meeting was held April 28th, 2016 and featured guest speaker Matt Pritchard, Executive Director of HomeStart. One of more than 85 agencies supported by LAH last year, HomeStart provides housing assistance to prevent families and individual homelessness in the Greater Boston area.

Mr. Pritchard explained how LAH’s funds allow HomeStart staff to help needy recipients, particularly individuals without children and elderly residents, who are often ineligible for assistance from other sources. Mr. Pritchard said he only wished we could help more people as the need is so great.

Opening the gathering was President Nancy Inui, who highlighted LAH’s 124-year history. Executive Director Nancy Cooper described recent accomplishments from 2015, including the awarding of 428 emergency grants, $12,270 in camperships for six inner-city youth, and $2,556 contributed to nonprofits, schools, and colleges as part of LAH’s book mission.

Read in more detail about LAH’s work in the community in the 2015 Annual Report.

Next year LAH will celebrate the organization’s 125th anniversary. Check back for updates and details. You’ll want to mark your calendar to join us for this important milestone.