Goodfellows a good way to make a kid's Christmas

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Tens of thousands of needy children are counting on the generosity of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette readers to brighten their Christmases through donations to the Goodfellows Fund.

The goal of the fund, which started in 1947, is to make sure that every child has a toy under the tree on Christmas morning. Your donations support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, which will distribute thousands of toys to needy children this holiday season, and the Salvation Army's Treasures for Children program.

Please help. Make a tax-deductible donation to Goodfellows by using the coupon on this page, or online by visiting

Every donation will be acknowledged in the newspaper.

How to get toys

The Toys for Tots program will hold open houses this week to distribute toys to parents and guardians of needy children.

They will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Guardian Storage Solutions, 2839 Liberty Ave., Strip District. Parents and guardians should bring a photo ID for themselves, a birth certificate for each child (children up to age 12 are eligible) and proof of need -- welfare check stub, food stamp card or other proof of government assistance.

Today's total: $9,457

Grand total: $45,874.02

Paul Lane Jr. $3,000

In memory of Ron Lentz $500

Joe Bensy $300

In memory of Charles D. Siegal by the twins $250

Danny & Zack $250

Marcia B. Kass, D.C. $200

Barbara & Robert Park $150

In memory of Constance Opipare Yankus $100

In memory of George B. Counihan and Herbert P. Hartman $100

K.J.G. $100

Kevin & Karen King $100

Raymond Schutzman $100

Mary Lou Flach $100

George & Susan Will $100

Carol & Augie Mazzei $100

In memory of Anthony & Dolores Skender $100

Signal Mountain Communications Inc. $100

In memory of Ruth Barone $100

Joel & Laurie McKiernan $100

Anthony LaBarbera $100

Elinor McLennan $100

Bill & Joan Kuntz $100

In memory of Joseph & Dorothy Cox $100

Gerald Bartolomucci $100

Paul & Nancy Scott $100

Osthoff family $100

John & Lisa Kolonich $100

Tinkerbelle Tucker $100

Carol Truschel $75

The Radelet family $75

In loving memory of Lucy Einloth from her husband, Buck $50

Jean Einloth -- in memory of my dear mom, Lucy $50

Wes & Sue Ryals $50

Karen Hallett $50

Joyce & Don Vance $50

Anonymous $50

A. Kresh $50

David & Rae Meehan $50

Mr. & Mrs. Noel L. Emanuel $50

Janet, Lew, Sarah and Cindy Lou Who $50

Jim & Julie Sadowski $50

Stephen K. Struebing $50

Daniel Kamin $50

Harold Etters $50

In memory of John Romeo $50

Mrs. Edward Perrott $50

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne R. Szafranski$50

Jim & Pat Welsh $50

Tim & Kat Nolan $50

Anonymous $50

In memory of Winifred & George Silvasy $50

Richard Pfeiffer $40

In memory of John J. Vogel $40

In memory of Elkin Cannoy $40

Gerry & Mary Ellen Goga $40

Gary G. Griwatz $40

In memory of Ray $37

Donald J. Myers $35

Anonymous $25

John Gula $25

Sidney Metzger $25

In memory of Jim McGinnis from Mary Anne Gorman $25

Ronald Julkowski $25

Anonymous $25

Anonymous $25

In memory of David Parker $25

Dolores Harding $25

In memory of George Villella $25

Ann Baic $25

Barbara Pridemore $25

Anonymous $25

In memory of Jennie and Tippy $25

Sally Dolfi $25

Rachel Mignogna $25

Sharon Hoffman $25

Paul & Harriet Kercher $25

Bill & Bonnie Bendgen $25

Mr. & Mrs. P. $25

Mrs. Grace E. Campbell $25

Justin & Angelique Morante $25

Tony & Mary Ann Antonioli $25

In memory of Riley P. Miller $25

In honor of Sasha H. Miller $25

Anonymous $25

Leslie L. O'Connor $25

B. Bloomquist $25

Greg Victor $25

In memory of Mary Fry $25

Connie & Bill Jacobs $25

Gale & Dan Rudert $25

In loving memory of Lynne E. Faigen $25

James Stoner $20

Gerald Janusz $20

In memory of Daniel A. Perla Sr.$20

Mollie E. Miele $20

Barry & Margy Mitnick $20

Kathy Maietta $20

The Miltons $20

Mr. & Mrs. D.G. Myers $20

Barb Strauman dedicated in honor of Jud/Rose Seneff $20

James A. Kramer $20

Mr. & Mrs. Morton Parker $20

In honor of Joe Scarpino, with memories of happy Christmas celebrations $20

Bruce Sloss $20

Rod & Pat Dady $20

In memory of William Stark $20

Cooper Sinclair $20

Anonymous $20

Mrs. Rosemary Curran $15

George & Tula Thiros $15

Anonymous $10

M. Reese $10

Yvonne Kaczmarek $10

Anonymous $5

Anonymous $5


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