Albany-- Georgia's First Lady, Mary Perdue, is making several stops in Albany to help children. Mrs. Perdue announced September as Champion Our Children month in Georgia.
Her stops included the Albany Women's Club and the Junior League to highlight the many volunteer outlets in our community. The First Lady is touring the state to encourage all Georgians to identify needs in their communities and volunteer their time and resources to abused and neglected children.
"We have over sixteen thousand children in Georgia who are in foster care. We have had a summit for the last three years trying to get the message out, to raise awareness and to inspire people to become involved within their local communities for the children there who have had to be removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect"said Georgia First Lady Mary Perdue.
Since the launch of the Champion Our Children Campaign in 2003, seventy-four new Champions for Children have been announced. That includes twenty-five Georgia corporations, thirty-one faith based organizations and eighteen civic groups. Each of these groups represent new or increased involvement with foster children in their communities.