Applications For Assistance Available Mid September 2019
The Criteria for Qualification
Through the generosity of our donors, the Goodfellow Fund provides a $50 gift certificate for clothing and shoes to underprivileged Tarrant County school-age children during the holiday season. To qualify you must meet these requirements.
Identification—1 of 4 accepted forms of photo ID’s allowed. Driver’s Licence, State or Country ID, Alien ID, or I-94 Card. ID document selected for your ID must match that submitted on your application
Proof of residence in Tarrant County:
Current driver’s license OR business mail addressed to your home (not personal mail) OR a copy of your home or apt. lease.
Proof of Income for the entire household:
This includes any of the following that apply to you and/or members of your household: Paycheck stubs or a letter from your employer stating how much you earn. Your current award letter(s) from TANF, SNAP (food stamps unemployment, child support, SSI/SSDI, and/or documentation of any other additional income/benefits you currently receive. To qualify, household income must be less than 125% of the current Federal Poverty Income Guideline.
Proof of Child’s Age:
The Goodfellow Fund provides a $50 gift certificate for Tarrant County school children for clothing and shoes. There must be at least one child in the household between the ages of 4 And 15, that is attending school, starting with grade P-K and born between June 1, 2004 through September 1, 2015.
Proof of Enrollment in School
For each child whom you are requesting assistance – The documentation must display your child’s unique school identification number. This may be a current report card or a dated letter from the school verifying that the child is enrolled. Categories of Homeschool, Pre-K and Daycare with proper documentation are also acceptable.
The Small Print
From the thousands of applications submitted the selection processed is random. Each season the number of requests received for assistance exceed the amount donated by the Community. The Goodfellow Fund anticipates assisting 12,000 school children this season. Applications will be accepted and processed until that limit is reached. Historically the limit is reached in early November.
What Happens Next
Should the review and acceptance of your request for assistance be selected you will receive a letter in the mail to your home address. In the letter you will be asked to come in for a personal interview with one of our volunteers. In the letter, you will be given a location, day, date and time for the interview.
In order to receive assistance, you MUST bring the letter and documentation outlined above with you to your personal interview in order to support your eligibility for assistance. This documentation must match that with the information you submited on your application. Assistance is only for children in your legal custody.