Individuals, families, businesses and organizations can help Goodfellows make Christmas merrier for 173 children from 72 Crawford County families in need this season.
Goodfellows, a partnership between West Central Community Action and the Denison Bulletin and Review, focuses on children age 12 and younger.
Donations of toys, books, clothing, quilts, blankets and other items are welcome. Monetary donations are also needed. All donations are tax deductible.
An easy way to help is by picking a card from a Goodfellows tree, like the one pictured above, and purchasing as many items listed on the card as you like. Then return the card with the donations so the gifts go to the children who put them on their wish list.
Donations may be taken to the Denison Bulletin and Review office, 1410 Broadway, during normal business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday.
Donations may also be taken to the West Central Community Action office, 45 North Seventh Street, Denison, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Goodfellows trees are located at Hy-Vee, Fareway, Bomgaars and the Denison Bulletin and Review office.
The names of donors will be published in the Denison Bulletin and Review for the duration of the Goodfellows campaign. Donors may request to remain anonymous if they wish.
Following are donations to date, including those made after the end of last year’s Goodfellows campaign.
Terry and Judy Evers, $60; anonymous, kids’ clothing; anonymous, $50; anonymous, toys; McDonald’s of Denison, $200; Walmart, $2,000.