Andover Caring and Sharing reaches out to families in need during the holiday season.
The program provides gifts for younger children, gift certificates for teenagers, and a holiday food basket for the family. Caring and Sharing served over 90 families last year, providing gifts for over 270 children.
Caring and Sharing provides gifts, clothing items and books to children. Families also receive a holiday food basket. Names are submitted by Andover School Counselors, Fire and Police Department, Senior Center and area churches. Donation collection sites are available throughout the community and Rotary members help with the distribution and pick up.
Families are invited to "shop" for the gifts for the children at a date set in December. Volunteers are also available to help wrap presents. Children are invited to Santa's Workshop to make ornaments, meet Santa and enjoy snacks.
For more information or if you know of a family in need of assistance, please contact Michele in the parish office.