Photos and reporting by Quelsi Jimenez
When you hear the word Christmas, you might think presents, no school, snowman, or even warm PJs. But when these generous people hear the word Christmas, they think of the word help. The following images are of the magnanimous people in our community who are giving back this Christmas Season.
Members of the Amigos Unidos, a club known for uniting people of all colors and performing acts of kindness in the community, put up their annual Mitten Tree to collect mittens, hats and gloves to donate to the children of the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club. Pictured left to right: Karitza Pinero, Krizbelle Pinero, Lizaida Paulino, and Valerie Hernandez
Mr. Duncan and the Freshman Board collected toys to be donated to Toys for Tots. This collection of between 75 and 100 toys, were brought to a local Toys for Tots donation center.
Junior Jalin Salcedo was a part of the group of students and student ambassadors who made blankets (donated by the Service Club of Andover) for the kids who were affected by the gas explosions in October.
Seniors Channel Hernandez and Luke Rush made Christmas cards for the Eye to Eye holiday party. The Eye to Eye program mentors kids with learning differences such as ADHD, dyslexia and dysgraphia.
Junior Ella Zisskind bought toys to donate to Lazarus House for children in need this Christmas.