Goodfellows Donation Form Includes New Section To Donate In Honor, In Memory | Characteristics
The Owensboro Goodfellows Club continues to accept donations for its annual appeal. But this year’s donation form has a new addition.
The form now includes a section where people can donate in honor or in memory of someone, where those who donate can locate a checkbox to click on and can enter the person’s full name honored and any additional information.
According to Bob Clark, president of Goodfellows, the section was added to the form this week.
Clark said the organization has always been able to accept donations online and through PayPal before deciding to use the MobileCause online form app, as well as texting donations.
“When they settled in through MobileCause,… people were able to donate, but they couldn’t put anything in it as to how they wanted it to be listed in the (newspaper), which is important, ”said Clark. “… Now when people go online and donate online, they can put that story there …”
Clark said the new section was used for people to write “in honor of” or “in memory of,” while others used the space to indicate whether the donation is made by groups. who have raised funds collectively, rather than listing an individual person.
He also notes that people will sometimes write down if the donation is for a recent loss, these coming mainly from family members and sometimes from work colleagues.
In recent years, Clark has noticed an increase in these types of donations.
“There’s been a slight uptick over the years, and we’re trying to push it in that direction,” Clark said.
Clark said it’s not clear where the organization stands in regards to the goal of $ 185,000 in contributions this year.
“We were behind, but I think it started to catch up,” said Clark. “… To be honest, it’s almost impossible to measure at this time. “
Contributions to the Goodfellows Club can be mailed or dropped off at the journal office, 1401 Frederica St. Owensboro, Ky, 42301. Donations can also be made online at goodfellowsclubofowensboro.org/contribute. Or send RollCall to 41444.
Goodfellows Roll Call, December 12, 2021Already reported … $ 34,161.83
The Pearl Club Ladies Golf Association… $ 200
In Memory of G. Ted Smith by Bob Whitmer… $ 150
Anonymous… $ 100
In Memory of Kenny and Brian Murphy by Billy and Mary Johnson… $ 50
In memory of Jimmy “Jim” Edge… $ 50
In memory of Joseph Hillary, Dorothy and Michael Boone… $ 25
Total as of December 12, 2021 … $ 34,736.83
Nathan Havenner, Messenger-Inquirer, [email protected], 270-228-2837