This year there are even more ways to become a Goodfellows donor.
Visitors to the lobby of The World-Herald building at 13th and Douglas Streets will be given a paper sock ornament to hang on a Christmas tree there when they make a donation in any amount to the charity, which provides one-time emergency assistance and holiday meal certificates to needy people in the community.
Donors can sign the sock, or they can write a message: Christmas greetings; an honor or memorial to a loved one; a list of things that make you grateful.
The idea for the tree came from Rich Warren, a member of the Goodfellows board of trustees and The World-Herald's director of marketing.
“The idea behind the Goodfellows tree was to create awareness of those who are in need in our community,” Warren said. “Adding a Goodfellows sock to the tree with a donation shows a personal commitment of support to those who need emergency assistance during the holidays and throughout the year.”
The tree and its twinkly lights are on loan from Mulhall's. The tree will be in the lobby throughout the Christmas season.