As Family Resource Coordinator, Ellie Humphrey has witnessed firsthand the power of the Goodfellows Club of Owensboro.
She has seen the club step in many times and provide clothes and other necessities to children in need.
But a recent shopping trip with a family to purchase needed winter clothing produced an unexpected benefit, as it provided the family with a learning opportunity.
Humphrey, who is based at Highland Elementary School, knew that students from English-learning families would need winter clothing, so using funds provided by the club, she took them on a shopping trip which also helped them. taught several fundamental principles.
“ELL families really learned a lot about US clothing sizes, as well as how to price and budget,” she said. “It was empowering to watch them learn this together as a family.”
She said the learning experience will also be something students and their families can take with them in the future.
Humphrey has been defending Goodfellows since she took office a few years ago. She appreciates the organization because of the good it does for her students and others in the Owensboro and Daviess County area.
“A lot of our families are really grateful for the help,” she said. “It can be a difficult time of year for many families, with the holidays and the essentials needed to prepare for winter. Add to that not being a native English speaker, and it can make things difficult.
Humphrey thought it was special that Goodfellows helped families beyond providing clothing.
It empowered those families, which made the experience even more special, she said.
Contributions to the Goodfellows Club can be mailed or dropped off at the Journal’s office, 1401 Frederica St. Owensboro, Ky, 42301. Donations can also be made online at goodfellowsclubofowensboro.org/contribute. Or text RollCall to 41444.
Roll call Goodfellows, December 9, 2021
In memory of Lieutenant Woodrow Holbrook and Captain Gilbert Stuart Holbrook, who died in World War II…$400
In memory of the Gaddis family and the Clouse family by Mickey and Sheila Gaddis…$200
Susan McRoy … $200
In loving memory of our parents: James B. White, Jr., Delight White, Davis Siegel Parsons, Sr., and Alma Dean Parsons by James Duane White and Bettye A. White…$100
In Memory of Ralph O. Freer by Melinda Francis…$100
In Honor of All Veterans by AmVets Post 119 Ladies Auxiliary…$100
In Memory of Jeff Hedges by Charlotte Hedges…$50
Total as of December 9, 2021 … $25,376.83
Bobbie Hayse, [email protected], 270-691-7315