RACK

Elliott, Ellie, Lea Ann and Cody Gollihue. Sumbitted Photo

LOUISA Lea Ann Gollihue is attempting to pull off the biggest #RACK to date, helping those at the Karen's Place Maternity Center.

#RACK (Random Acts of Cody Kindness) was formed following the death of Gollihue’s 21-year-old son, Cody, in 2017 due to a car accident. The movement for Random Acts of Cody Kindness has since spread globally, encouraging others to perform random acts of kindness.

A little over a year following her son’s accident Gollihue said she was offered a job in Louisa at Karen's Place Maternity Center, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center for pregnant women. It was in this role that she gained healing in ways she could not have imagined.

“Each one of the girls that have come through my office have left a forever imprint on my soul,” she said.

Gollihue is now officially transitioning to her own play therapy practice and will work her last day at Karen’s Place on Friday—the same day she plans to gift the women a large quantity of everyday items.

“I wanted to be able to do something for them to show them how much they mean to me,” she said, noting she hopes to have enough items to fill a U-Haul van.

Gollihue is asking for donations of the following to help with her #RACK:

- New makeup (never been opened in packages) this includes: lipstick, foundation, powder, eyeliner, blush, contour, etc.

-Maternity clothing

-Newborn baby clothing, diapers, baby wash, pacifiers, diaper bags, etc. ALL baby things

-Canvas, paints, crayons, journals, colored pencils, colored gel pens, coloring books and anything art related

-Women's shoes and house shoes (sizes 6 to 11) these can be gently loved and do not need to be new

-Seek n find puzzles, crossword puzzles, etc.

-Board games and puzzles

-Lotion and perfume

-Candy, 2-liter sodas and 12 pack of pop

-New underwear, socks & bras (these can be gently loved and do not need to be new)

-Women's clothing (all sizes) these can be gently loved and do not need to be new

-Hair straightener, curling irons, etc.

Items can be dropped off at For Jamie's Sake on 341 16th St on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or other arrangements can be made by calling (606) 393-1687. Donations can also be dropped of at Ready, Set, Play on 1527 Central Ave.

(606) 326-2653 |

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