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Grandmother needs your help

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

A desperate grandmother writes in hopes of providing a Christmas for her four grandchildren. She explains that her husband suffered a stroke this past year and is unable to speak, her son tried to commit suicide and her daughter is trying to get her life in order but unfortunately had some setbacks and began drinking again. Their Social Security goes for doctors' bills and leaves nothing for the holidays. All she wants to do is provide some happiness during this time of turmoil for her family.

Many families face multiple, often tragic, hardships, but are still able to love one another enough to want the best. They reach out to others during the holidays so that their children may have respite from daily struggles. Your support of the Goodfellows Toy Fund will go a long way toward helping these families experience the joys of the holiday season. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to Goodfellows, c/o Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Box 715, Pittsburgh 15230.

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Max and Elias Paolone50
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In honor of Nancy Dougherty50
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Scott Miller25
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