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Lily Pad seeks Christmas gifts in July

ALBANY, Ga. — Lily Pad Center Inc. will host the first of what it hopes to be an annual "Christmas in July" event on July 27 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Lily Pad Center in Albany.

Executive Director Cassandra Wright said Lily Pad collects toys, clothing, and other donations each year during the Christmas season to ensure that each child in the families served receives a gift.

Wright said teen clients are the most difficult to provide for. Lily Pad is requesting donations of items appropriate for teenagers or gift cards from major retailers.

Lily Pad provides comprehensive services to victims and families impacted by crimes of sexual assault and child sexual/ physical abuse. Services provided are developmentally appropriate and specialized to meet the distinctive needs of each individual impacted by such crimes.

There is no charge to victims who receive direct services from the Lily Pad SANE Center Inc.

For information on how to participate in the Christmas in July event, contact Katalina Valdes at (229) 435-0074 or email Katalina.lilypad@gmail.com.