Published in the December 14, 2016 edition

LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Middle School will once again be sponsoring an annual gift drive for families in need this holiday season.

Year after year, the LMS Gift Drive, which is coordinated in conjunction with the state’s Department of Children and Family Services, displays an abundance of charity and generosity. Last year, more than 1,500 items were graciously donated to help families in need.

Common items needed include bedsheets, comforters, blankets, socks, scarves, gloves, household items such as pots, pans, dishes, towels, and gift cards to Walmart and Market Basket. It is kindly requested that all unwrapped items and gift cards be properly labeled and dropped off at Lynnfield Middle School until Friday, Dec. 18. Gift wrap donations are also appreciated.

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, staff members, DCF social workers, students and parents will gather after school to wrap the presents in preparation for distribution to families.

“Our concerted efforts to help those in need during this season of giving is a true testament to the goodness of humanity,” said middle school teacher Deborah Dinardi.