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Goodfellow Fund now accepting applications. Here’s how to apply

Planning for the 2018 Goodfellow Fund is underway. The fund helps spread holiday joy to underprivileged children in Tarrant County.
Planning for the 2018 Goodfellow Fund is underway. The fund helps spread holiday joy to underprivileged children in Tarrant County.

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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Since 1912, the Star-Telegram’s Goodfellow Fund has provided practical gifts for schoolchildren. Join this tradition by sending a contribution to Goodfellows, Box 1870, Fort Worth, TX 76101. Or go online to goodfellowfund.org and make a secure credit card donation.

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.

Community leaders gather at the Fort Worth Club to donate financially to the Goodfellows Fund, a Star-Telegram Charity serving underprivileged children since 1912.

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