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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  For the 52nd year, South Georgians are bringing Christmas cheer to the patients at Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville.

The Mayor's Christmas Motorcade is collecting gifts for the 300 patients at South Georgia's mental health hospital.

Organizers want you to donate new, unwrapped personal care items, clothes, games, puzzles, cards, or art supplies. They say those donations will make the difference in the patients' Christmas.

"So many of the patients don't have any family or contact with their family. And so if it wasn't for the Mayor's Christmas Motorcade, so many of the patients would go completely unnoticed during Christmas time," said Kristin Caso of the Albany Recreation and Parks Dept.

The items will be collected until December 7th. In Albany, you can drop off your donations at the Recreation and Parks office on North Monroe Street or at the Mayor's office in the Government Center.

Nearly a dozen other South Georgia communities also take part in the Mayor's Motorcade.

 

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