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Kittanning men’s club donates $1K to foundation for sick children

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| Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:51 a.m

A new tradition of holiday generosity got a boost at Light Up Night from the Kittanning Men’s Club.

The group Friday evening presented a $1,000 check to the Lillie Kay Foundation, which collects Christmas presents for kids at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

“We were really excited about the donation,” foundation supporter Shari Stull said. “What’s nice about their donation is we’ll be able to distribute gifts to children of different ages.”

The toy donations that come in, Stull said, are often trucks, dolls and items for younger children. With $1,000 to spend on a charitable shopping spree, Stull and her daughter, Ashley DiMond, will be able to pick out presents for babies through preteens.

The national charity was established to honor the memory of Lillie Kay, who died shortly after birth due to complications of hydrocephalus. Kay had local ties. Though her family lives in Tennessee, Stull said, the girl’s grandfather was from Armstrong County.

Stull and DiMond started collecting presents for the foundation last year at Stull’s South Buffalo beauty salon, Hair Docktor, and DiMond Chiropractic in McGrann.

This year, they count among participants a number of local businesses and organizations like Allegheny Realty, the Kittanning Eagles and the Worthington Sunoco.

Donations can be made until Dec. 14.

“It kind of gives you hope to see interest in the foundation,” Stull said. “They have it in their hearts to do such a good thing for Children’s Hospital.”

For more information, visit www.lilliekayfoundation.org.

Julie E. Martin is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1315 or martin@tribweb.com.

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