Toys under the tree make kids' yuletide

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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 are required to bring photo ID for themselves, a birth certificate for each child (children up to age 12 are eligible) and proof of need: an EBT card, Access card or SNAP card.

Today's total: $5,864

Grand total: $28,724.70

Rebecca J. Caserio, M.D. $500

Shirley K. Lewellen $250

Marcia B. Kass, D.C. $200

In memory of Eddie Paul Dietrich $200

In memory of Ssgt. Jason Estvanik $200

Joel & Laurie McKiernan $150

Frank & Maureen Stagno $150

In memory of Hedwig Bransky $131

Joseph P. Cain $100

Mahadev Satyanarayanan & Deborah Kelly $100

Mr. & Mrs. William C. King $100

Sara & Robert Englesberg $100

Keith & Maureen McGinnis $100

Dr. & Mrs. L.J. Bolanovich $100

Laurie & Frank Bruns $100

Bill & Helen Uhl $100

Anonymous $100

Bonni & Howard Grossinger $100

Roberta J. Smith $100

Anonymous $100

Mike & Rochelle Meyer $100

The Greg Rodgers family $100

K. Grassinger $100

Andrew McSwigan $100

Anonymous $75

Teresa Walton $75

In honor of Ryan Gizzi, Hannah McCaskie & Dylan McCaskie $60

In memory of the Jamieson and McCauley families $52

In loving memory of Shawn P. Keller $50

Dana & Cheryl Estep $50

Michael Bryson $50

Tom & Mary Ann Kaylor $50

The Danver family $50

Stephen K. Struebing $50

Roy Bowen $50

In memory of our Grandma, Pat Yaroscak, from your grandkids $50

Michael Turley $50

Grace Merlin $50

Catherine Douds $50

Bill & Jennifer Presutti $50

Rose Fabiani $50

Ronald Gratzinger $50

In memory of Wes Berger $50

John Brady $50

Marjorie Friday $50

Kay C. Neuhausen $50

Alan Kuffner $50

Mary Lou Flach $50

Anonymous $50

Robert E. Lydon $50

Anonymous $50

Massarellis $40

Patricia Glosser $36

Michael J. Pesacreta Jr. $35

Anonymous $35

Mavis H. Foster $35

Anonymous $25

Pat & Patty Flanigan $25

Mario/Taylor Marcellus $25

Mary Malli $25

Betty Hunt $25

Mr. Paul Menner $25

Don & Eleanor Myers $25

Anonymous $25

Bailey & Evan Golvash $25

Gale & Dan Rudert $25

Ms. Shirley A. Nickolas $25

Greg & Ashley Richert $25

Paul & Harriet Kercher $25

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Puskar -- in memory of deceased family members $25

In memory of David Parker $25

Albert Helgerman $25

Georgetta Harding $25

Kathleen Furst $25

Joel Vanucci $25

Kate Weiland $25

Mr. & Mrs. Noel Emanuel $25

Connie Rush $25

Elissa Marks $25

Joe & Kathy Elias $25

Anonymous $25

Dolores Harding $25

John J. Stankiewicz Jr. $25

Anonymous $25

Mark & Valarie Drutch $25

Anonymous $25

Bette Gilkey $20

Paul J. Och $20

In memory of N. Robert Hills $20

In memory of Kathryn & Frank Pope $20

In memory of Chester Stella $10

In memory of John & Helen Wunderlich $10

The Robert O'Friel family $10

Baby Zoey Karlik $10

David E. Stirk $10

Anonymous $10

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