Giving Back

We are all in this together.  One family with God.

Join us as we work together to help each other during the Covid19 crisis. 

Here are a few ways you can help.


If you need help in connecting or delivering items to these organizations, contact us.

West Parish Outreach team:  Ed Pass, Suanne Dillman, Lisa O'Connell, Pat Denny and Karen Olson



 

Remember our seniors who may be isolated in their homes or in  retirement homes.  Send a card, note or drawing to let you know you are thinking of them!  West Parish Seniors are in Marland Place,  Edgewood, Prescott House,  and Brooksby Village - but any note would be wonderful!


And remember your neighbors and West Parish family.  Call, send them a text or write them a note to check and see how they are doing!  Trying to find someone's number?  Download the West Parish directory to find emails and phone numbers.

So many of you have been sewing masks - thank you!!!  Masks are still in need for Lawrence General and Lowell Hospitals.   Lawrence General is also looking for gift cards, hand sanitzer, wipes and food donations.    Lowell Hospital is also accepting food gift cards.


Give Blood.  The American Red Cross is always in need of your donation.   Schedule an appointment today!


Support Lawrence Boys and Girls Club.  The Lawrence Boys and Girls Club  provides to-go dinners for kids of all ages 4:30-6:00 pm Monday to Friday.  Donate to support this organization which means so much to West Parish.  


Donate Food at the Andover YMCA.  To help those facing food insecurity in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak,  a food and personal care item drive is being held at the Andover/North Andover YMCA on Wednesdays, from 4:00 to 6:00pm. 




Horizons for Homeless Children in Lawrence, Massachusetts works tirelessly to  help alleviate the trauma and stress of homelessness on both children and their families by providing high-quality early education, food, vital opportunities for play and more.   Currently, they are in need of gift cards to provide food to families in shelter, along with diapers and other neccessties.   


Lazarus House  If you would like to support Lazarus House they are in need of food, clothing, and financial support, click here to donate any of these items.  *Note:  You can also buy items on line from Amazon, Target and Walmart and have them directly shipped to Lazarus House.


Neighbors in Need in Lawrence is in need of donations for their food pantry and evolving needs of the community.


Bread and Roses in Lawrence is asking for your donations to keeping Bread and Roses up and running - offering lifesaving resources to those who need it, when they need it most.


Help our Neighbors.   Do you have time to pick up groceries or help with Outdoor Spring Cleaning at someone's house?  Let the Outreach team know.   They'll connect you with someone in need!  Also - if you need help with these items - please contact the Outreach team.


Donate clothing for children and teens.  Catie's Closet mission is to  improve school attendance by providing clothing and toiletries to children in need - at their schools.   

 

Remember our pets.  "COVID-19 is putting an immense amount of stress on animal shelters across the country," says Matt Bershadker, president and CEO of the ASPCA.   Help locally by donating to the MSPCA

 


Support local businesses.   Restaurants need our help to keep people employed and their businesses open.  Many of these businesses are supporting First Line Responders by donating meals.  View the latest list of Andover restaurants offering take out!  Yum!


Grab your garden gloves!   The West Parish Permaculture garden donates over 1,000 pounds of produce each year to local food pantries.  Volunteers are needed to plant, maintain the garden, and deliver the produce plus many more tasks.  Contact Heather to volunteer!


Give to housing projects.   Andover Community Trust and Habitat for Humanity provide house to low income families.  Please remember these amazing organizations during these times.