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December 27, 2004

Albany -- Girls Incorporated of Albany needs your help to keep their programs going.

Contributions to the organization were off nearly 20-percent in 2004 while the group's expenses went up. Last month board members came close to shutting down three program sites because of a lack of money.

Now in its 30th year of providing girls after school and summer programs, Girls Inc. has exhausted its reserve funds.

Girls Inc. Executive Director Lynn Isler said "Insurance increasing, and the needs continuing. The community as a whole suffered economic difficulty. Individuals as well as businesses, so our people still gave, but could not at levels as they had before."

Girls Incorporated served more than two thousand girls in Dougherty and Terrell counties in the last two years. They need contributions to keep going, but they also need tutors and other volunteers.

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