The Goodfellow Fund has begun accepting 2018 applications.
Through the generosity of Tarrant County donors, the Goodfellow Fund provides $50 gift certificates for clothing and shoes to underprivileged Tarrant County school-age children during the holiday season. The Goodfellow Fund was founded by Star-Telegram employees in 1912.
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The history of the Goodfellow Fund, donation information, applications and the criteria for acceptance can be found on the Goodfellow Fund website at goodfellowfund.org. Applications will only be accepted through the website.
The Goodfellow Fund requires that all approved applicants go through a personal interview in which the applicant provides their identification, proof of their residence in Tarrant County, income and source of income, a birth certificate or proof of age of each child and documentation that shows their child is enrolled in school.
The first appointments will be held the first week of November. The charity hopes to see more than 5,000 families through early December.
These interviews are conducted by trained volunteers working through the volunteer program of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.
The fund hopes to assist 12,000 Tarrant County school children this holiday season. Last year, 14,000 children were served.