Christmas Day will be different this year for Veronica, 29, oo Fort Worth and her four girls.She is parenting alone. Her husband was deported to Mexico this year.“He was deported because he didn’t have his papers, but he’s coming back. It’s just a process of waiting,” she said.“Still, it has been pretty hard. It has been a struggle without him here.”Veronica said she can’t work because she has to take care of her girls, 12, 10, 7 and 4. She is on food stamps and her children receive Medicaid, and her parents are helping, she said.Veronica said she applied to the Goodfellow Fund because she needs to buy her girls some clothes – hats, jeans, sweaters.“It’s a big help because it’s money I don’t have,” she said.Although Goodfellows can’t give her children what they really want this Christmas — their dad — Veronica said the gift cards mean that her girls won’t feel left out this Dec. 25.“They ask me, ‘Where’s my dad?’ and I say, ‘In Mexico,’” she said. “It’s hard. It’s our first Christmas without him. It’s hard because we always do our Christmas shopping together.”This is exactly why the Star-Telegram organized a “Good Fellows’ Club” in 1912 – “to spread Christmas cheer among the little boys and girls,” according to editorials at the time.Readers enthusiastically supported the program. That first year they donated $1,242.80, which provided 350 families with a turkey, bread, fruit and canned vegetables, a few toys, and a load of wood or coal. The program’s name has changed slightly, and the gifts have changed with the times. Nevertheless, the goal remains the same. Last year, the Goodfellow Fund gave $50 J.C. Penney gift cards to 19,470 children. The goal is the same this year.