LEWISTON – Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care recently received a donation from the Catholic Charities Maine Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage and Hope Program.

Estelle Rubinstein, executive director for Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care, accepted handmade hats, mittens, scarves, slippers and blankets from Phoebe Lowell, SEARCH program director. The knitted and crocheted items were the work of the volunteers in the program.

Rubinstein said, “We would like to thank the volunteers with the SEARCH program for taking their time to keep our children warm. These items are a necessity during the cold winter months, and this donation will help to keep many of the children at Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care warm.”

SEARCH is a nondenominational program in Androscoggin County that promotes independent living for elderly and disabled people in Maine. The mission is to enable the frail, vulnerable, elderly and those with disabilities to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. The program can be reached at 784-0157.

Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care has provided child development services to pregnant women, families and children for 40 years. Applications are accepted at any time. For more information, call 795-4040 or visit www.androkids.com.

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