Founded in1928, the Old Newsboys Goodfellow Association has been a fabric of the Toledo community. The primary goal of the organization is to ensure every child has a coat and pair of shoes to wear to school and that the goal is met with minimal "red-tape". The organization works hand-in-hand with representatives from the schools, police and fire departments.
The aims and objectives of Old Newsboys Goodfellow Association of Toledo, Ohio shall be to serve as fundraising organization that shall provide aid and relief to worthy or distressed families, especially children, without distinction as to sex, race, color or creed, who are in need of coats and shoes, in the Greater Toledo, Ohio area. The Association also may provide emergency services in the form of clothing and food, as well as food baskets during the holiday season. In addition, proactive drug awareness program has been established to aid both students and schools. The Association may also provide assistance to other similar organizations who are committed to serving children in the community.
The entirety of the proceeds donated to the Association shall be maintained in funds to provide such services and items to those for whom it was directed. No member, volunteer or Board of Governor member shall receive any salary for his or her involvement with the association
The primary source of fundraising for the Association shall occur from the sale of newspapers on one day in the month of December of each year as well as a solicitation campaign during the same period promoting the Papersale and the services the Association provides.
In the recent past, the Association provided services to children in over 140 schools, including those in the following area school districts: Toledo Public, the Dioceses of Toledo, Toledo-area Charter Schools, Lake Township, Maumee, Northwood, Oregon, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield, Sylvania and Washington Local.
Visit their website at http://toledonewsboys.org