Goodfellows gearing up for holiday season

October 29, 2013

Sweetwater Goodfellows board members are shown getting boxes ready to be placed around town next week for the annual food and toy drive for needy families in Nolan County during the Christmas season. Pictured are Yvonne Lehnert, Grant Madden, Kirstin Smith and Aubrey Turnbow.

It’s that time of year again and the Sweetwater Goodfellows are getting ready to help needy Nolan County families have a better Christmas. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to needy families with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season. Sign ups will be at the Sweetwater Fire Station, 900 E. Broadway, on Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. All applicants need to bring last proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for TANF.
Sweetwater Goodfellows boxes for the food and toy drive go out on Nov. 1, and can be found at KXOX, First Financial Bank, the Nolan County Courthouse, Higginbotham (Radio Shack), Sweetwater TA, Sweetwater Reporter, Oak Street Salon, McVey’s Native Nursery, Texas State Technical College and at all of the schools. Firemen will be picking up the donations as needed and the boxes will be out until Wednesday, Dec. 4.
The Annual Sweetwater Goodfellows toy drive at Wal-Mart is set for Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year Sweetwater Goodfellows helped more than 700 individual in Nolan County. If you would like to make a donation to the Sweetwater Goodfellows, send it to P.O. Box 1148 Sweetwater, TX 79556.

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