The Clintonville Goodfellows gathered at Clintonville Lanes Banquet Hall on Wednesday to put together boxes of food, clothes and toys for needy families in the Clintonville Public School District.
“It just warms your heart when you see all the volunteers helping, including kids from St. Rose Parochial School,” Goodfellows treasurer Mari Hintz said.
The students also collected toys, clothes and food for the drive. Thirteen students and their teacher, Mary Rose Morse, worked for a couple of hours with the Goodfellows.
“This is a good way to spread good cheer in the community,” said Rebecca Meating, an eighth-grader helping to sort the toys. “Some kids do not have much for Christmas for their family.”
According to Hintz, 130 families will receive boxes this holiday season. In addition, area churches have adopted 15 more families. Overall, about 450 people will receive help for the holiday.
Coats, hats and food are among the donations.