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The McCormicks are dedicated to helping children with special needs achieve independence and live life with dignity. The positive impact of therapy on children led Tara to a clinical doctorate in occupational therapy and the opening of the Kioko Center in North Andover. When the couple’s youngest child turned 3 in 2009, they took their family as well as their occupational therapy staff and their families to Mexico to work in an orphanage. There, they saw the immediate and dramatic impact that occupational therapy had on children who had been abandoned at the orphanage, including many who suffered from developmental and cognitive delays. After that first trip, they founded Global Occupational Therapy for Orphans and have traveled to Rwanda, Bulgaria, China, Haiti and Mexico. At home in Andover, they are active members of St. Augustine Parish, serving as hospitality and Eucharistic ministers and, with their family, volunteer monthly at Lazarus House.



Pellerin, an English teacher at Andover High School, is credited with being a behind-the-scenes adviser and catalyst for the high school’s Community Service Program. He and his team of students rise to the occasion to fulfill requests from parents and students for community support, whatever the need may be. Among the programs and organizations they have assisted include Bread and Roses in Lawrence, Lifelong Friendships at Marland Place, after-school tutoring at Academy School of Hope and Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club and Lazarus House. He has also volunteered countless hours in the high school’s Special Education Department working with students who have major needs.

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