The Old Newsboys Goodfellow Association raised just over $200,000 during its annual newspaper sale in December, meeting its goal for the campaign, the charity announced.
We are so grateful to the wonderful people of this community for helping us meet our goal, said Laurie Renz-Gast, the paper sale s chairman, said.
Each year, we are humbled by the powerful response to our paper-sale campaign. It is gratifying to know that the people of our area recognize the value our organization provides to this community.
So far during the 2007-08 school year, the Old Newsboys group has spent more than $145,000 on coats and shoes for needy children and has provided more than $10,000 in emergency food for families in crisis.