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Give support to the Goodfellows

Published: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

Goodfellows of Lee County is looking for your support in assisting families at Christmas.

Christmas can be overwhelming and disappointing for families who have nothing to give or receive. All people face hard times and challenges during their lives. Goodfellows works to alleviate some of the burden at Christmas.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2 NIV)

Last year, with the help of the community, we were able to assist more than 400 families. We ask for your help again this year to reach out to even more. Tags are available on the tree at the Telegraph office in Dixon. Stop in and pick yours up.

The tags state boy or girl, and give sizes and gift ideas. Your part is easy. Just pick up the tag. Have fun shopping. Return the item or items unwrapped to the location where you picked up the tag, and we will do the rest. Help put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas.

Goodfellows is a United Way agency run by volunteers. We work with the community, for the community. Please consider us for your holiday giving. If your organization would like to partner with us and take a bundle of names or put up a tree with names, please call me at 815-721-2025.

Note to readers: Valynda Bushman is the president of Goodfellows of Lee County.

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