Andrus Home


Holiday spirit is in the air in Yorktown; as well as the spirit of giving and love. About twenty-four members of the Yorktown Leo Club, along with advisor, Al Avitabile, visited the Andrus Children’s Home in Yonkers on December 19th. Bearing crafts, gifts, and ice cream, the teens greeted the boys at the home, who ranged in age from seven to nine. The Leos helped the boys make foam penguins, reindeer and snowmen. Some new species were even invented including the “reinguin”. Yes, a combination of a reindeer and a penguin. Following the craft, Santa Claus paid an early visit to the Andrus Home. Each child received a remote control toy car, their face lighting up in cheer as they ripped away the paper on their gift. But the fun had to end, and every Leo who attended the event left with a feeling of joy that they brightened someone’s Christmas.