Hands to Help



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.

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.

Mack Gives Back

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