An article on Goodfellows in the Telegraph prompted Dennis Stowell to ask his employer, Exelon, of Byron, for donations.
Exelon had a tree where employees chose gift tags and then bought gifts for children. Once all the gifts were received, Stowell, a Lee County resident, asked Exelon to reach out to surrounding counties, and they were more than happy to agree.
Stowell then delivered three large bags of toys, clothing, and books to Goodfellows. The gifts went to families who are in need.
Thank you, Exelon, for delivering 100 gifts to Goodfellows of Lee County.
Thank you for reaching outside of your own community to help others.
Note to readers: Valynda Bushman is the 2014 president of Goodfellows.