The Mr. Goodfellow program is having another successful season. Pilot-Tribune readers have hit the $10,000 mark in donations so far to purchase warm winter clothing for needy Buena Vista County children.
So far, about 175 children have been served, one of the highest totals ever for this early in the season. The result has been an outpouring of gratitude from the families that have been assisted. Here are a few of the resonses received to date:
Thank you so much for the gift of snowboots for two of my children. Being a foster parent is very rewarding, but sometimes our clothing allowance can only go so far.
This is a wonderful program to help families in need.
We want to thank Mr. Goodfellow for the coat and boats. Our daughter likes them a lot. The family really appreciates it. God bless you.
A big thank you to Mr. Goodfellow for the nice outerwear you gave to my son. He carries his new coat everywhere he goes!
Thank you for the beautiful coat, hat and mittens my child received from The Goodfellows. I appreciate it.
Dear Mr. Goodfellow - Thank you so much for giving my son some winter clothing. I greatly thank you for helping children in need. - Mom
Thank you for the sno cloz u got for me. I like it a lot! - From a South kindergartener
Donations will continue to be accepted throughout the winter to help meet the need for local children. They can be dropped off at the Pilot-Tribune office at 111 W. 7th Street in Storm Lake, or mailed to Mr. Goodfellow, in care of the Pilot-Tribune, P.O. Box 1187, Storm Lake, 50588.