NEWBERRY, S.C. - For the past century, Newberry's fire department has been behind the Goodfellow Program, donating money, food and other necessities to the underprivileged citizens of Newberry. This holiday season, the Goodfellow Program is focusing on reaching out to the children of Newberry who otherwise may not have a merry Christmas.
The Newberry College Student Athlete Advisory Council teamed up with the Goodfellow Program to raise money and take toy donations for the first ever toy drive initiative between the two organizations at the Nov. 13 football game between the Wolves and Wingate.
The Goodfellow Program and the SAAC raised $450 and over 100 toys were donated to the program by members of the Newberry community. The money will be used to purchase more toys for the drive.
“We'd like to thank the athletic department for coming up with this plan,” said Newberry firefighter Mike Meadow. “There is a lot of tradition behind what we do with our program, and hopefully we can make this an annual event between our two organizations. The generosity of our community members was outstanding.”
“The Student Athlete Advisory Council has made a commitment to community service this year," said Newberry College athletic director Robin Muller. "The partnership with the Goodfellow Program is just one of many activities the student-athletes of Newberry are reaching out locally.”