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Blankets donated to the Lily Pad

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Blankets can often provide comfort to children, especially those dealing with trauma.

"Quilters for Comfort" donated more than 40 blankets to the Lily Pad.

The Lily Pad provides care to sexual assault and child abuse victims and their families.

It's currently caring for 66 kids.

Executive Director Karen Kemp says a little boy came up with the idea for the blankets.

"This little boy who was very much trying to parent his younger siblings said 'May I just have the blankets.' We never forgot that and we made it a priority that every child that leaves here will have a warm blanket to take home," said Kemp.

Every child will also leave with a suitcase in memory of murder victim Janaysia Stevenson who was beaten to death this year.

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