Hands to Help sponsors a number of events to assist families in our local community.
Hands to Help Holiday Toy Drive
The holiday season is a time to spread joy and happiness. Unfortunately, it can be a difficult time for some families. This is why every season, Hands to Help collects toys and gifts for families in need in our community. Traditionally, Hands to Help collects hundreds of donations from the local community, businesses, faculty, and students. In 2020, the event included an Amazon wishlist to help participants send their gifts easily and safely. If you wish to participate or donate to our drive, please contact us at Handstohelp@merrimack.edu.
Toy Drive 2020
Back to School Festival
Hands to Help sponsored a free school supply distribution event in July. Children picked up bags of school supplies while enjoying pizza, cotton candy, popcorn and beverages. They enjoyed a bouncy house, an inflatable obstacle course and other activities.
Back to School Supply Drive
At the start of every school year, Hands to Help hosts our Back to School Supply Drive. In the drive, community members, businesses, faculty, and even students donate a variety of school supplies ranging from backpacks to folders! Hands to Help staff sort, organize, and pack all of the backpacks up then donate them to families in the community. Each back comes with necessary supplies so that students can start the new school year prepared! If you wish to participate or donate to our drive, please contact us at Handstohelp@merrimack.edu.
Back to School Drive 2020
Hands to Help Ongoing Collection
We are always collecting the following:
- Water Bottles
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Non-Perishable Foods
- Thermal Socks
- Hand/Feet Warmers
- Granola Bars
- Canned Food
- Notebooks, Pencils, & School Supplies
Mack Gives Back
Mack Gives Back 2021
Mack Gives Back is a community-wide series of service events commemorating two days of significance in Merrimack’s history - Veterans Day and St. Augustine’s birthday