The year-round fund is affiliated with the Community Foundation of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, created by local community leaders to benefit the entire Mercer County area.
Because the foundation is tax-exempt, all donations are tax-deductible.
From the donations, turkeys will be provided to local families through the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County and its network of pantries.
For its 2013 food drive, The Good News Fund has set a goal of buying 1,200 turkeys for distribution in the Mercer County area.
People wanting to make a tax-free contribution should make their checks payable to The Good News Fund and mail them to Nancy Ash in care of The Herald, Box 51, Sharon 16146. Contributions may be dropped off at The Herald office, 52 S. Dock St., in Sharon or at the Allied News office in Grove City.
The fund offers readers the option of making a donation in the name of a friend or family member as a holiday gift idea.
These are the most recent contributors:
In loving memory of Ed Dyll from Min and family.
Dorcas Ladies of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hermitage.
George and Peggy Swartz in memory of all our loved ones who have passed away.
Charles and Donna Garrett, Hermitage.
Mercer County Women’s Association.
American Legion Post 159, Mercer.
In memory of my husband, Richard Saborsky, and for the Kollar and Saborsky families from Mary Lou Saborsky.
Bill and Beverly Daugherty, Hermitage.
Lenora M. Spatara in memory of my husband, Tony Spatara, and Teresa Spatara.
Thelma and Anthony Romain, Pulaski.
In memory of our friend and neighbor, Margaret Erceg, from Patty, Germaine, Marie and Mary Ann.
William and Sandra Tobin, Hermitage.
Stephanie and Kenneth Cimperman, Masury.
Mr. and Mrs. Gail Miller, Hermitage, in memory of Doris Wargo.
Isabelle Rea, Hermitage.
Sharon East Ward Neighbors.
Melissa Beach, Grove City.
Nancy and Gary Finzel, Sharon.
In memory of Chick and Lucille Cook.
In honor of Bud and Doris Kougher.
Michael A. Prelerson, Hermitage.
Frank and Janna Frankovich, Hermitage.
Cornelia S. O’Neill, Clark.
Carol Roscoe, Hermitage.
The Calvary Crusaders of Calvary Baptist Church, Hermitage.
Lawrence and Olga Moler, Masury.
B. Dennis and Anita J. Shaw.
Thomas and Margaret Kasbee, Sandy Lake.