A few final thoughts and thank yous from our fearless leader, Steve Conradt. --- Another successful Goodfellows of Clintonville and Marion campaign is history. Thanks to all who helped and contributed in any way. Everything pictured here has found a new home. In addition, thousands of dollars in grocery vouchers were given to recipients. We helped out 270 households made up of 991 people, our highest totals ever.
Let me share a story from this week. A mother with several children arrived and picked out toys for her kids. As our procedure calls for, a volunteer then fills her in regarding the two grocery vouchers each household receives. Given the size of her family, her largest voucher was for over $150. She broke down after seeing this, telling our volunteer that her husband had given her his last $10 that morning to buy something for tonight's supper.
That story is one of several similar ones we hear every year. They move you to tears and that in and of itself tells me we're making a difference. It makes all the planning, organizing, and sometimes craziness all worth while. So proud and blessed to be part of this great group of people.
Merry Christmas one and all!