The Rotary Club of Andover is taking a leadership role to address the opiate epidemic plaguing our community.
To raise awareness and money to help solve this problem, Andover Rotary is hosting the Andover Cares Festival in the Park, Saturday, October 17, 2015, 3:00pm to 8:00pm.
The club is selling "Andover Cares" buttons to raise funds to support the education component of Andover's comprehensive three-tiered plan of intervention, enforcement, and education.
Buttons are $20. To encourage youth participation in addressing the heroin crisis, students can purchase buttons for $10 each. All proceeds from button sales and the October 17 event will go to the Andover Cares Fund to support education activities.
“We have club members whose families have been personally impacted. As we talked with people in the community, it was remarkable how many related stories of family members and others close to them who had been taken by addiction,” Rotary Club President Don Gottfried remarked, “Those with school age children express fear and anxiety over how to protect their children. For me personally with a child, I was shocked and scared when my wife recently ran into a town worker who related all the drug paraphernalia they’ve been finding in the park, right next to the middle school. It’s a very challenging problem and one we as a club are excited to be engaged with.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Purchase an Andover Cares button
Become a Sponsor
Andover Cares Festival, October 17, 2015
The October 17 Andover Cares Festival will feature live music, local entertainment, and family fun. Headlining the festival will be musician Jon Butcher Axis, with Hayley Jane & the Primates ad special guest
Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher is one of a select handful of influential recording artists comprising the legendary Boston music scene. MTV vids and hit songs, “Life Takes A Life,” “Wishes,” “Holy War,” “Goodbye Saving Grace,” and “Waiting For A Miracle” comprise the foundation of a music career that continues today. Jon Butchers’ signature sound and particularly his guitar work represent a skillful mix of Americana- rock, r&b, jazz and folk, all of it focused through a prism built from the blues.
The Rotary Club of Andover Charitable Trust d/b/a Andover Cares Fund is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. No goods or services were provided for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions. Make Checks payable to “Andover Cares Fund”