Goodfellows annual toy drive to be held this Saturday

By: 
MELINA DURAN
Editor

The Sweetwater Goodfellows was started by four Rotarians in approximately 1929. The Goodfellows have gone through many changes over the years.  Today their mission is “to provide food and toys to needy families with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season.” In 2010, the Goodfellows expanded the program to include all of Nolan County instead of just Sweetwater. They also assist all the nursing homes in Sweetwater by providing gifts to each resident in need and the National “Angel Tree” program through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for children that live in Nolan County and have one or more parents incarcerated. 
This year's Goodfellows toy drive will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, at Wal-Mart. Monetary donations will also be taken at the toy drive. Any unopened toy will be accepted.
KXOX will be there with live broadcast.
There will also be hot dogs and hot chocolate provided.
Make sure to look out for the big red fire truck as they collect toys.
Distribution of the toys will be on December 15.

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