LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Middle School is once again sponsoring an annual Gift Drive for families in need this holiday season.
The gift drive kicked off on Tuesday, Nov. 21 when social workers visited the middle school and spoke to students.
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. This is a community effort. Lynnfield High School’s Kindness Club collects gift cards for the families and the local Girl Scouts also contribute. Community members help to coordinate the sorting and wrapping of the gifts received. Last year, more than 1,500 items were graciously donated to help families in need. This year, the middle school has taken on six families as well as several children who are currently seeking homes.
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 labeled and dropped off at Lynnfield Middle School from now until Dec. 20.
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 Michael Wein in a statement. “Thank you to all those who are able to contribute in some way.”
If people would like to inquire about contributions or volunteer opportunities, they should contact Patricia Hazelton via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.