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Albany woman to host clothing giveaway in memory of son

Malik Jordan was killed in a car crash in January. (Source: WALB) Malik Jordan was killed in a car crash in January. (Source: WALB)
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The clothing drive is open to the community (Source: WALB) The clothing drive is open to the community (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany woman is sticking to her pledge of giving back to the community after losing her son in a tragic car crash.

Laila Jackson is partnering with Kent Nance State Farm to host a clothing giveaway this Saturday through her non-profit organization #MALIK, which stands for "Making A Lasting Impression through Kindness."

She started the organization in honor of her son Malik Jordan who died in a car crash in January. Just weeks after his death, January's tornado destroyed Jackson's home. 

Jackson said she finds her strength in giving back.

"It's a feeling that you know, you're helping somebody in need, you're being a blessing to others. So this community is in need and so we are here to do that," Jackson said.

"I think what we're doing now could make a big difference, particularly during the summer. A lot of kids are out and they need clothing and adults as well, so this allows us to do that," said Kent Nance, owner of Kent Nance State Farm.

The giveaway is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kent Nance State Farm at 110 Cordele Road, Suite 5.

Jackson says she's already received a large donation but she is still accepting small donations through tomorrow. Donations can be dropped off at Kent Nance State Farm or at Kut and Edge Barber Shop at 1513 Radium Springs Road.

For more information, contact Jackson at 229-376-9720.

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