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Many Omaha-area residents are fortunate to have financial stability. But many others do not. Each year at this time, it’s heartening to see residents step forward to donate to The World-Herald’s Goodfellows charity, with roots going back to the late 1880s.

Donations go toward a range of one-time emergency needs, with The World-Herald covering all administrative costs. Last year, the donations from individuals, businesses and foundations totaled $755,554.15, up more than $32,000 from 2016.