Santa Good Fellow Fund about $3,500 away from goal


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Posted Online: Jan. 05, 2013, 11:42 pm
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By Leon Lagerstam, llagerstam@qconline.com
MOLINE — A little more than $3,500 is needed to helpThe Dispatch Good Fellow and The Rock Island Argus Santa Fund meet its $40,000 goal.

So far, the annual holiday campaign has raised$36,479.26, leaving $3,520.74 left to be raised.

Additional donations would be greatly appreciated to help finish achieving this season's goal.

The Dispatch Good Fellow and The Rock Island Argus Santa Fund has been making the holidays bright for the less fortunate for 105 years.

Last year, the fund helped 360 families with 909 children, plus another 260 low-income seniors and disabled people.

Donations from area residents, businesses and civic groups may be made in one of four convenient ways:
— Make a secure donation online at QCOnline.com/goodfellow.
— Send a check to Good Fellow, c/o Dispatch/Argus, 1720 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.
— Drop off your donation at the Dispatch/Argus customer service counter, first floor, 1720 Fifth Ave., Moline.
— Use the drive-through window at the circulation office at the corner of 6th Avenue and 18th Street in downtown Moline.

Donations only are used for special holiday assistance and not for everyday agency programs.

The newspapers' promotion department coordinates the program. Administrative costs are paid by The Moline Dispatch Publishing Co.

The Argus Santa Holiday Fund was established in 1908, followed by the Dispatch Good Fellow in 1912. The programs merged in 1987 when The Dispatch bought The Rock Island Argus. The fund is recognized as a 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation by the IRS.




Samuel and Nancy Schold, $100
Anonymous, $50
In honor of our daughter and her husband, from Basil and Melba Jordan, $200
Anonymous, $50
Debra Carlson, $50
Anonymous, $50
Charles and Beverly Baird, $35
Bob Diehl, with loving memory - Eleanor, $50
In memory of the McMillin and Nelson families, from Bill and Donna Nelson, $50
Anonymous, $50
Andrea and Lucy Polito, $15
Leon and Loretta Polito, $15
Harlan and Mary Stehn, $15
Vic Polito, $15
Ike Polito, $15
In loving memory of Betty Stevenson and Florence Bloomquist, from Cheryl and Thomas Schaubroeck, $100
In lieu of Christmas cards, from Bill and Jackie Harris, $100
James and Joyce Eipper, $25
E. Jean Dillon, $50












 



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