Most aspects of our lives have moved online, and that also includes Owensboro’s own homegrown charity serving local children.

We go shopping, pay bills and even order groceries through the internet, so why not give to charity online? Since 2011, the Goodfellows Club of Owensboro has been accepting online donations.

One hundred percent of the donations will be used to provide shoes, coats, clothing, and emergency dental care to children in need throughout the year, as well as help make possible the annual Christmas Party.

Outside of the holiday season, Goodfellows works with the local school systems to provide new clothing to students who would otherwise have to wear worn out items. Goodfellows also helps local children when emergencies such as tornadoes, floods and house fires arise.

All online payments to Goodfellows are done securely through PayPal and all donations go directly to local children in need -- the same as donations made in person or by mail. Online donations to the Goodfellows Club can be made at

Those that still prefer a more classic approach can hand deliver or mail their donations for the cause.

Contributions to the Goodfellows Club can be mailed to: Goodfellows Club, Messenger-Inquirer, P.O. Box 1480, Owensboro, KY 42302. Donations can also be dropped off at the newspaper office at 1401 Frederica St.

Goodfellows Roll Call, Dec. 12, 2018

Previously reported $43,253.06

In loving memory of John and Marjorie Hager by Bruce and Lia Hager Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation $10,000

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Soup Day for Kids as follows ...

Anonymous cash donations $2,165

In honor of Horace L. Temple by Dick and Tina Temple $200

In memory of Faye, David, and Jack Moffitt; Kay, Jim, and Barry Moffitt, Bob Kendall, and Judy Poteat; and in honor of Jim Poteat $150

In honor of David and Sharlot Walton White $100

In honor of Dr. J. Fred and Carol Tieman Walton $100

In honor of Lee and Laura Carlisle Tyler $100

In honor of William M. “Bill” Kuegel $100

In honor of Dr. Anwar Quader $100

Total for the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Soup Day for Kids $3,015

In memory of Mark D. Roberts, Joe Roberts, Jr. and Billy Roberts $1,050

Anonymous $500

A friend $250

In memory of Margaret and John Hayden and Louis P. Wedding and in honor of Birdie Wedding $250

In honor of our grandkids: Abie, Maverick, Sam, Ethan, and Jacob $200

Dr. and Mrs. David L. Medley $200

Men’s Bible class of First Presbyterian Church $200

Anonymous $200

David and Marcia Hocker $200

In memory of C.W. and Reba Bartlett $200

In memory of our parents, Spurgeon and Hazel Jones by Spurgeon Jones Jr., Debbie Ambs, Cyndi Storm, Carole Storm, Linda Emberton, and Jenny Sparks $120

In memory of Inez Winstead and Sally Wilford by Forrest Roberts $100

In memory of our parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Fulkerson, and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Byrne, Sr. $100

In memory of my siblings, John D. Byrne, Jr. and Sister Elaine Byrne $100

In memory of my siblings, Larry Fulkerson, Bill Fulkerson, Doug Fulkerson, Norma Medley, Anna, Clements, and Mary Kennedy $100

In memory of Bill and Marge by Ann, Allen, and Kelly $100

In loving memory of my parents, Albert Carl and Geraldine Schrecker $100

In loving memory of my parents, Robert Franklin and Anna Lee Wiggins $100

In memory of B.C. and Clara Green by Suzette and Nathan Nunley $100

In loving memory of Rebecca Julius Perkins, an advocate for children by Jean Julius $100

Barbara and James Ruth $100

In memory of Howard and Betsy Griffith $100

Gates F. Young Trust $100

In memory of Harold and Barbara Roach and Janice, and Wally and Frances Roberts and Mark $100

In loving memory of Al Owens by Lois and family $100

In loving memory of “RD” and LaVerne McRoy by Mick and Susan McRoy $100

In loving memory of Gerald and Helen McCarty by Mick and Susan McRoy $100

In honor of Isabelle and Sofia $50

In memory of Jim and Jamie Storm by Carole Storm, Laura Wells, and Dianne Hall $50

In loving memory of our parents, Grace and George Burge, and sister, Brenda Mason by Ann Duggins, Betty Walkosak and Steve Burge $30

In loving memory of Bill Banczak by Lorraine Banczack $25

In memory David House by Martha Kurre House $20

In memory of Mary Margaret and Jane Elliott Kurre by the Kurre family $20

In loving memory of our mother, Annie Moore $20

Anonymous $10

Anonymous $5

Total as of Dec. 12, 2018 .. $61,468.06

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