Family facing financial difficulties turns to Goodfellows

The Goodfellow Fund offers $ 50 gift cards to low income families.

The Goodfellow Fund offers $ 50 gift cards to low income families.

Mary’s family has four members, herself, her husband Raul and their two children, Alejandro, 7, and Mateo, 4. Their house is filled with love. It is also filled with challenges.

Raul has pancreatic cancer and cannot work. Mary takes care of him 24 hours a day, which makes it almost impossible for him to find a job.

“I tried to look for work, but because of the schedules, it’s difficult for me,” said Mary.

In addition to the physical and emotional hardships the family faces, there are financial hardships. They want to provide for their children and in order to do that, they just need help.

The Goodfellow Fund specializes in helping in such situations. The Star-Telegram charity has been there for families like Mary’s for over a century.

This year, the fund is offering $ 50 gift cards to make the holidays a little more enjoyable. They can be used to buy clothes and / or shoes for children like Mary’s.

“For me, your donations would be very helpful,” she said humbly.

Be a good companion

Since 1912, Star-Telegram’s Goodfellow Fund has provided aid and assistance to schoolchildren in Tarrant County. This season, they aim to help 12,000 young people. Join this tradition by sending a contribution to Goodfellows, Box 1870, Fort Worth, TX 76101, or visit to make a secure donation by credit card.

This story was originally published December 1, 2021 at 5.30 am.

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