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K of C works to help ill kids

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

December 3, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One group in Albany is making sure Christmas comes to children who have to spend part of the holiday season in the hospital.

The Knights of Columbus Auxiliary donated 44 toys to kids at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

They started collecting the toys in November and carefully wrapped each one.

The volunteers hope the toys will help relax the children and keep them busy during their stay at the hospital.

"There is coloring books, pencils, paper, little toys. Just all kinds of little things," said President  Joyce Tatta.

"You know it's a scary time for the children, the parents, event he siblings. So to try to keep a sense of normalcy for them is very important for them," said Jennifer Martin, Interim Pediatrics Manager.

This was the first year the group donated toys to the hospital.

They collected gifts for boys, girls, and infants.

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