Lily’s 5th Annual Night of Glitter and Gifts
December 18, 2017
The weekend of December 15, 2017, Office Images donated $1000 and Jim Staiti, Executive Vice President, donated unwrapped toys to the 5th Annual Night of Glitter and Gifts benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). This annual toy drive event honors the memory of a young girl, Lily Anderson, who battled cancer. Lily Anderson, who passed away at the age of 11, is the inspiration for the Annual Night of Glitter and Gifts. Hundreds of local residents and volunteers came together at Vickery Village Courtyard to honor the memory of Lily Anderson and brighten the holidays for the children at CHOA.
The event included:
Santa Visit and Photos
Performances by Stipe Studio
Tree Lighting and Vigil in Lily’s Memory
Artisan Market and Crafts
When Jennifer Anderson describes her daughter, Lily, she says the only word that truly captures her is “Glitter.”
“She was tiny and shiny,” says Anderson with a laugh, “and if she came to give you a hug or something you wouldn’t be able to get her off you.”
But on Dec. 15, 2012, 11-year-old Lily Anderson passed away after fighting a five-year battle with cancer. In the time since her death, Anderson and her family have turned that tragic day into a positive force by helping a hospital that fought to save their little girl. Lily’s Annual Night of Glitter and Gifts, held on the anniversary of her passing, has become the largest toy drive event for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta or CHOA, collecting thousands of items every year for the hospital and its patients.
For more information on how you can show your support to CHOA, please visit: https://giving.choa.org/
To learn more about Lily Anderson’s story, please visit: https://www.forsythnews.com/local/glitter-and-gifts-toy-drive-set-friday/