About Goodfellows

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Goodfellows Holiday Toy Fund, founded in 1947, is designed to do one simple thing: Make sure every child receives a toy for the holidays. Thanks to the support and generosity of Post-Gazette readers, last year Goodfellows provided more than $50,000 worth of new toys to kids in the Pittsburgh area.

This program carries on the wonderful work of the late George Bond who, for 40 years, collected and distributed playthings to children in destitute homes and charitable institutions. The Optimist Club of Pittsburgh adopted Mr. Bond's burgeoning charity before it grew so large that the Post-Gazette became its sole sponsor. Beginning in 1999, the Post-Gazette Goodfellows and Toys for Tots have worked together on the program and Pittsburgh Cares, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, helps to determine how to best distribute the toys to the community. 


Please help us deliver happiness to an area child in need and donate today! All donor names are acknowledged in the newspaper. To enter a custom acknowledgement message in lieu of your name, please type into the 'Write a note' field prior to submission. We kindly ask that you limit your message to 60 characters for space consideration within the printed donor recognition list.


Donations may also be made by check and mailed to PG Goodfellows, P.O. Box 590, Pittsburgh, PA 15230.