Seventh-grader Ethan Brother wants your unused sports equipment. He wants to help other kids in Andover who could use the equipment to participate in youth sports.
"I want to get people to clean out their garages and basements over February vacation and donate equipment," Ethan reported. "I'm going to collect the equipment at [Andover Youth Services] until the end of March. Then I'm going to log everything and help Diane Caraviello get the equipment to kids in Andover that need it to participate in sports."
Ethan is working with Andover Youth Services to organize the sports equipment drive to benefit the Andover organization called Family to Family. Ethan said he is also working with the Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel on a one-day drive, for March 27, to collect more equipment for the Family to Family organization.
Working with Andover Youth Services, Ethan hopes to collect new or gently used sports equipment including, but not limited to, football, baseball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and basketball equipment; cleats, shin pads, baseball gloves, helmets, sticks and ice skates.
People can drop off equipment any time until March 28 at the Andover Youth Services home at 37 Pearson St. The home is behind Depot Pizza and across Pearson Street from it, near the commuter rail tracks. Residents are asked to use the brightly decorated bins outside, which will be emptied regularly.
Ethan attends West Middle School.