Published in the November 29, 2017 edition

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

Year after year, the LMS annual gift drive, which is coordinated in conjunction with the Department of Child 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 bed sheets, comforters, blankets, socks, scarves, gloves, and household items such as pots, pans, dishes and towels. Gift cards to Walmart and Market Basket can also be donated. It is kindly requested that all unwrapped items and gift cards be properly labelled and dropped off at Lynnfield Middle School from now until Dec. 19.

Gift wrap donations are also appreciated. On 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 kindness of our community,” said middle school eighth grade teacher Deborah Dinardi in a statement. “Thank you to all those who are able to contribute in some way.”