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Fundraiser benefits home for children

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –A fundraiser Thursday in Valdosta will benefit a home for children with disabilities that will open in a couple of months.

Megan's house is a place where parents can take their kids who have developmental disabilities, autism, or health problems to give themselves a break.

The children can stay there from 24 hours to two weeks.

The home is on Williams Street and opens in March.

"You can't just have a family member watch over them soemtimes or they don't feel comfotable with the feedings, changing the diapers so this is where someone who has a child who's disabled can just take them drop them off at this house and we'll have trained nurses to watch them," said December Smith with Megan's House.

Proceeds from a wine market at Steel's Jewelry at 3338-1 Country Club Road.

It's Thursday at seven.  You could win a diamond necklace. Tickets are $50.

If you can make it out, here's a list of needed items:

-pillows, blankets, throws

-dryer, vacuum, swiffer

-cleaning supplies

-towels, wash cloths

-toys, DVDs

-paper products

-sheets (twin and queen)

-kitchen supplies, dishes

-phones and baby monitors

You can drop those items off at Easter Seals Southern GA, 610 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta. The number there is (229) 247-6912.

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