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“Helping Hands” List During COVID-19 Crisis

This is an active list of offers we have received from those kind neighbors, organizations and businesses that want to lend a helping hand to neighbors. We’re always touched by those who think of creative ways to put their talents and resources to help our community. Feel free to send offers to info@northendwaterfront.com if you’re an individual, organization or business that wants to help out your neighbors in the North End / Waterfront and surrounding downtown Boston area and we will add them. You can also simply add your name and contact in the comments section below.

Newest offers are added at the top of the list.

Groceries/Errands
Hi, my name is Yana and I live on Salem Street. I don’t have a car, but I am happy to help with picking up food/ medication locally in North End, or online orders. I am working from home so I am around to run out at lunch or after 5 pm. Contact Yana at mvblfst@yahoo.com.

Shopping Needs/Pickup Meds
I would be more than happy to assist senior citizens with their shopping needs or pickup medications. Those who cannot get out or have no family to shop for them, I am willing to assist them. Reach Laurie at 617-635-5166 or @ Laurie.delia@boston.gov

Errands
I am a healthy 30 year old living in the North End. Would love to help our elderly community so that they don’t need to leave their houses. Contact Kate at katealexandraross@gmail.com.

Errands
My name is Rachel. My husband and I live here in the north end and would be happy to run errands or other things to help anyone in the neighborhood who needs it! Contact holcomb.rachel@gmail.com.

Volunteer for Errands
I live in the North End and I’d like to volunteer to help the elderly/compromised with errands and grocery store runs. Contact Rhea at rshea0930@gmail.com.

Grocery Shopping / Errands
My name is Rebecca (contact: Rebeccamstone@gmail.com). I am a north end resident looking to give back to the elderly and low income families in the area during this crisis. I am a healthy 29 year old and know there may be several elderly folks in the area that may not feel safe grocery shopping or running essential errands. I would love to help in any way I can!

Grocery Pickup / Errands 
I live in the North End and would be happy to help pick up groceries and run essential errands for the elderly and others in need in the neighborhood. I’m 32 and working from home – happy to help where I can! I am without a car, but available for errands within walking distance. Email Grace at grace.baljon@gmail.com

Errand Running / Grocery Shopping / General
I live in the North End on Prince and I am happy to help anyone with underlying conditions, stressed mums and dad, and/or the elderly with any grocery or errands tasks!
Kelsey: kelseyegriggs@gmail.com

Errand Running / Grocery Shopping / General
I’m a 30-year-old in the North End and would love to help the elderly in any way possible. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Colleen at colleenmlowery@gmail.com by email to make arrangements.

Grocery Pickup / Errands / Dog Walking
My husband and I live in the North End and would love to help pick up groceries and run other essential errands for elderly in our neighborhood. We could also take your dog out for a short walk (I’m a Wag! certified walker and dog lover). While I’ll be working from home during the day, I often have pockets of free time so don’t hesitate to ask. Mornings before 9am, evenings after 5pm, and weekends are wide open. Email Rebecca at rlowe127@gmail.com

Grocery Pickup / Errands for Elderly in North End
I’m a 27 year old North End female living in the North End and know that there may be several elderly folks in our neighborhood that may not feel safe going grocery shopping or running essential errands at this time during the COVID-19 crisis. I would love to provide those basic services to those in need or any other way I can help. Contact Alexandra at alexandra.nardelli@gmail.com.

Grocery Pickup / Errands for Elderly in Back Bay
Contact Magda at stardancecontact@gmail.com.

GoFundMe for Displaced TD Garden Employee
North Enders, Gunnar and Jon Larson are organizing this fundraiser for TD Garden employees during the Covid-19 event suspension. Go to this link to donate.

*NB: We are emphasizing both volunteers and recipients should obviously use all necessary precautions to avoid physical contact, wash hands, using alcohol sanitizer, before and after handling bags for all deliveries and to keep an appropriate social distance.

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13 Replies to ““Helping Hands” List During COVID-19 Crisis

  1. Grocery Pickup / Errands / Dog Walking for Elderly in North End

    My husband and I live in the North End and would love to help pick up groceries and run other essential errands for elderly in our neighborhood. We could also take your dog out for a short walk (I’m a Wag! certified walker and dog lover). While I’ll be working from home during the day, I often have pockets of free time so don’t hesitate to ask. Mornings before 9am, evenings after 5pm, and weekends are wide open. Email me at rlowe127@gmail.com!

  2. Thank you to Matt and the folks volunteering to help. I’m a senior and my young neighbor helps me out all the time. It’s one of the nice benefits of living in a mixed age neighborhood. I also want to thank those businesses that help us out, I was offered a free meal yesterday!

  3. Grocery Shopping / Errands / Dog Walking / Any Help

    Hi there, thinking of everyone in the neighborhood. I’m 30 and in-between jobs so I have ample time to be helping however I can (I’ve had extremely limited contact with people in the last month, I was sort of social distancing without meaning it). I’d love to do errands, shop, or do anything helpful for anyone that needs it. Please don’t hesitate to reach out by email (colleenmlowery@gmail.com) or by phone (315-243-5915). Stay safe!

  4. Thank you! I moved the offers above this comment to the post. We are also circulating this list to local officials and community leaders. We will continue to refresh so if you are interested in helping out, please enter a comment below (first name and email is all we need) or email info@northendwaterfront.com .

  5. Besides these wonderful people volunteering to help neighbors, which is one of the bright moments, Project Bread and the Greater Boston Food Bank need donations for all of the people losing income.

  6. How wonderful to see the spirit of North Enders! So great of people to volunteer to help others…if there’s anything good to come out of this,this is it.Very heartwarming…I salute you!
    Stay well,everyone…..

  7. This is a great idea! I live in the North End and am working from home with a lot of free time starting 3/18. I would be happy to help with grocery shopping and errands for anyone who feels too vulnerable to go out. I don’t have a car but I do have a bicycle. Please email me at risaburr@gmail.com to arrange.

  8. In East Boston, the soup kitchen is arranging meal vouchers through local establishments to help feed their population while the soup kitchen is closed- $15 tickets are at the restaurants and people can use them. Angela’s Cafe and My Pueblo Veijo are participating. I just tried to call Theos to set up a similar program but they are closing for two weeks. I know many elderly neighbors get their food from Theos and I’m sure other restaurants in the hood. Is there a restaurant in the North End setting up to distribute food? I’d like to but some people some meals.

  9. SM God bless all of those people who have offered to help the elderly and/or those who have health conditions. You are brave and kind and I pray all good things for you.

  10. Hello! I am male in my mid 20s and am happy to help any elderly (or anyone for that matter) who need something heavy brought up to their apartment! I am working from home now but I am always happy to get out in the neighborhood.

    shoot me an email: ned.melanson@gmail.com.

  11. A special Thank You to all the people who are volunteering to help out the elderly, disabled or anyone who needs assistance during this crisis.Once again Thanks & bless you all.

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