Thursday, December 10, 2009

Charlotte's Good Fellows dig deep for poor

Posted By on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Amazing.

Once again, Louise Williams' boys didn't let her down.

At their yearly Good Fellows Club lunch meeting on Wednesday, nearly 1,000 members and guests dug painfully deep, and stuffed about $243,000 into shopping bags to help the working poor.

Since 1917, the all-male group of professional, business and leaders have met to raise huge sums of money – approaching $2 million over the last seven years – that has helped keep thousands of the working poor fed, warm and in their homes.

As outgoing president Bill White aptly put it, that's a long time for a club to survive that gives its members nothing more than “the satisfaction of helping and loving your fellow man.”

The money was raised in seven minutes.

Read the entire Charlotte Observer article, by David Perlmutt, here to find out more about the Good Fellows and who they are helping.

So, what are you planning to do to help your fellow citizen? Seriously. Pick a charity. Any charity. Now, give until it hurts. No money? Volunteer.

Here's one: A Child's Place. They can be reached through www.achildsplace.org or by calling 704-343-3790.

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