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Woman uses tax-free weekend to give back

Plenty of people took advantage of Georgia's tax-free bargains on Friday, but Doretha Brown wasn't shopping for herself. She was helping a former coworker. Plenty of people took advantage of Georgia's tax-free bargains on Friday, but Doretha Brown wasn't shopping for herself. She was helping a former coworker.
Anderson said she was shocked and thankful to hear the news. Anderson said she was shocked and thankful to hear the news.
Shoppers still have all of Saturday to capitalize on those same deals, tax free. Shoppers still have all of Saturday to capitalize on those same deals, tax free.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Plenty of people took advantage of Georgia's tax-free bargains on Friday, but Doretha Brown wasn't shopping for herself. She was helping a former coworker.

Her coworker Patricia Blocker was inquiring for her daughter who lives check-to-check with her fiancé and six of their seven children.

“She called me and asked me if I knew anybody that had clothes that was too small for their kids,” said Brown.

Larzetta Anderson believes she and Damon Roberts have raised the children correctly. She knows they'll be appreciative. 

“They take everything that somebody gives them and offers them and they cherish it," said Anderson. "So I feel like this going to be a moment that they always cherish, just like it’s going to be for me."

“I’m giving them like 3 outfits a piece," said Brown. "They are in school uniform and I’m going to give them all shoes and socks.”

Anderson said she was shocked and thankful to hear the news.

Brown has known the family for over 25 years.

She recently retired from Phoebe Putney and is a member of a woman’s organization in Lee county that does charitable work. And this time she did it at a discount.

“It is tax free. So I’m saving a lot of money,” Brown remarked.

“I’m gone take it and I’m going to gain from it and continue to gain from it," said Anderson. "And I’m still shocked, very shocked."

Shoppers still have all of Saturday to capitalize on those same deals, tax free.

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