We have a list of 18,000 children.
Now we need your help getting them school clothes, shoes and toys through your monetary gifts to the Star-Telegram Goodfellows Fund.
Every November, Tarrant County families in need sign up for help. Before the Thanksgiving turkey is even thawed, we have to close applications because so many children are in need.
We’re starting to screen this year’s applicants for eligibility, but it’s not too early to make a donation.
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It’s easy to give money online this year at goodfellowfund.org.
Your gifts help provide school-age children with $50 in school clothes and shoes from J.C. Penney Co.. Younger children receive a toy.
We’ve helped bring joy to children and families for 103 years, since 1912.
No gift is too small. Or too large, of course.
To serve 18,000 children, we need $900,000.
Goodfellows donors can rest assured that we interview families to review income and the number of children in school.
Catholic Charities Fort Worth volunteers are doing the interviewing, and a computer system compares applications with those for other local charities.
It is never too early to help.