World-Herald Goodfellows

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Cheri Scott
Main Address:
2201 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102

What We Do

The Omaha World-Herald’s charitable involvement dates back to the 1890s, when poor crops and high unemployment left many Nebraskans short of food, fuel and clothing. In 1894, the World-Herald asked readers to “Throw Out the Towline” to help. That was the beginning of what eventually would become Goodfellows. In 1945, the program was converted to a nonprofit charitable corporation.

The program is unique, in that the World-Herald covers all administrative costs, so 100% of the money donated goes directly to help those in need.

Goodfellows provides assistance in three ways.

• Year round emergency funds are available for those who are in danger of losing their housing – mostly through utility or rent payments.

• Secondly, we provide funds to help children have new shoes, coats, underwear and socks through our partnerships with the Omaha Public Schools Project Help Program and Holy Family Door Ministry.

• Lastly, we provide food vouchers to local stores to purchase the fixings for a holiday meal.

Interesting Info

Goodfellows has been a part of the World-Herald since the 1890's.
Since becoming a 501(c)3 in 1945, Goodfellows has distributed over $15 million to those in need in our community.

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