Andover students make holiday cards for needy women

January 27, 2017 by  

Over 100 holiday cards were recently created by students at the Montessori School in Andover for a project that helps women in Cambridge with the resources they need to end their homeless situation.

Taylor Bartley, the Community Relations Coordinator for the school, presented the cards to the women of the organization “On the Rise,” who send the cards to loved ones and friends during the holiday season. A student from the middle school spearheaded the project. Bartley commented that such a project reflects the values of the school.

Bartley added that the project from the school enables “On the Rise” to show these women that those outside of their community also care for their wellbeing.

The making of these holiday cards is a new project for the school and is being considered as a bi-annual event. The school is involved in several other projects in which the students give back to the community.

One is Project Bethlehem of the Lazarus House, where families from the school over the past 15 years have been “adopting” families by purchasing gifts for both children and adults. Another is the Mitten Tree Project for which 140 pairs of gloves and mittens as well as fleece hats and food items have been given to the Bread and Roses charity in Lawrence over the past 10 years.