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Williamsburg girl stuffs Fulton Police Department with stuffed animals

Donates toys for children in lieu of birthday presents

Lydia Books, 10, stands with the dozens of stuffed animals she helped collect to donate to the Fulton Police Department to give to children in crisis. Instead of presents, Books asked guests to her birthday party to bring a stuffed animal for the cause. The Fulton Rotary Club also assisted in collection.

Lydia Books, 10, stands with the dozens of stuffed animals she helped collect to donate to the Fulton Police Department to give to children in crisis. Instead of presents, Books asked guests to her birthday party to bring a stuffed animal for the cause. The Fulton Rotary Club also assisted in collection. Photo by Dean Asher.

Jennifer Books knows most girls her daughter’s age want lots of presents for their 10th birthdays.

But Lydia Books of Williamsburg decided to use her birthday party as a chance to help other children who were less fortunate. Instead of presents, the fourth grader had guests bring stuffed animals to donate to the Fulton Police Department to use to comfort children in bad situations.

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