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Mayor's Motorcade adds Christmas cheer for patients

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Most of us will spend the holidays with family. You can help some hospital patients who won't be able to. 

Many patients at the state's seven mental hospitals won't be able to join family festivities. For more than half a century, the Mayor's Motorcade has tried to add a little Christmas cheer for those patients.

Right now, collections of new gifts are being accepted for those who will spend the holiday in Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville. 

"This means the world to them," said Kristin Caso of the Recreation and Parks Dept. "They know that the outside world cares about them. They haven't been forgotten during the holidays and so many of them don't have any kind of family connection and so they know that the world cares about them and it's fabulous that they have something to open on Christmas."

You can drop off your unwrapped gift at the Recreation Department or Mayor's office, the City Engineering Department on Pine Avenue, or at the Thronateeska Heritage Plaza.

The deadline is December 9th.


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