The Thanksgiving Drive supplies families in need of assistance during the holiday with a full Thanksgiving meal. The Boosters Club donates all of the turkeys and the elementary schools help fill baskets with all the fixings. Youth & Recreation Services staff delivers these baskets the day before Thanksgiving. Anyone wishing to either donate or those who are seeking assistance should contact Molly Malandrino.
2017 Thanksgiving Drive
With the help and support of the community, we were able to provide 85 North Andover families with a full Thanksgiving meal for our 28th annual Thanksgiving Drive. A huge thank you to Molly Malandrino and Laura Stevens, our Delivery crew, the North Andover Booster Club, Franklin Elementary School, Kittredge Elementary School, Thomson Elementary School, Celia & John Brunette, the Trinitarian Church, North Andover School of Dance, Peter DiBenedetto, Core 4, Cindy Ward and Kathy O'Neill. Your efforts with this year's drive are greatly appreciated!
Holiday Gift Drive
The Youth Services Holiday Drive began in 1991 when it became evident that there was a need for assistance for some North Andover families at the holiday season. We started servicing 12 children and that number has grown each year. Families are provided with a variety of gifts that include; clothing, games, toys, sports equipment, and more. Sponsors for this program come from schools, private businesses, individuals, and many local families. Families who are serviced are required to fill out an application. Anyone wishing to donate and “adopt” a child or family as well as any family seeking services from this program should contact Molly Malandrino.
2017 Holiday Gift Drive
Thanks to so many very kind donations, our community was able to provide gifts for over 200 North Andover children this year! Our sponsors consisted of families, businesses and our elementary schools. Your generosity has made the holiday season a special and memorable one for many. Our Holiday Gift Drive program could not have been successful without your participation.
Personal Care Packages
In the spring each year Youth & Recreation Services through the help of the Franklin school provides personal care packages to families in need.