The Goodfellow Fund

The Goodfellow Fund is the Star-Telegram's holiday charity and was founded by Star-Telegram employees in 1912. The Goodfellow Fund provides clothing and shoes for underprivileged Tarrant County school-age children during the holiday season.



What you can do to be a Goodfellow
The Goodfellow Fund depends solely on the generosity of the community to assist underprivileged school-age children. For the past several years the need for clothes and shoes for qualifying Tarrant County school-age children has exceeded community support.


* Donations
In the 2014 campaign, the generous Star-Telegram community raised enough funds to provide shoes and clothing to approximately 20,000 local children. With your help, Fund officials are hopeful that the 2015 campaign will also be able to serve thousands of qualified children.


You can donate using either our secure online form now or you may mail a donation to us. Our mailing address is: The Goodfellow Fund, PO Box 1870, Fort Worth, TX, 76101. Thank you in advance for your donation and support of The Goodfellow Fund.


Under IRS guidelines, your contribution is fully deductible since The Goodfellow Fund, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, has not provided you with any benefits in return for your contribution.


* Volunteers
Volunteers are needed throughout the campaign to process the thousands of requests for assistance. Your help in reviewing applications and in addressing envelopes with appointment letters outlining the date and time for the applicant interview will be greatly appreciated.


Volunteers are also needed to interview families to ensure they meet eligibility criteria. Your help is needed and appreciated.


If you would like to be a volunteer, please call the volunteer line at
817-289-3871 or email


How you can apply for assistance from The Goodfellow Fund

The Goodfellow Fund is eager to assist area children. You can find our qualification guidelines, application forms, a list of helpful locations and more on our "Apply for Aid" page. We look forward to your application in accordance with our guidelines.


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