Houston Attorney and Family Continue Goodfellows Support
Williams Family has donated over one million dollars to the fund
HOUSTON, TX (December 9, 2010) – Williams Hart announced today that Houston attorney and philanthropist John Eddie Williams, Jr., his wife Sheridan and their family have once again donated $200,000 to the Houston Chronicle’s Goodfellows Fund. Goodfellows has provided new toys for needy children ages 2 to 10 for nearly 100 years. Donations go towards the purchase of toys and other gifts for underprivileged children. Toys are distributed to over 100,000 children each holiday season.
This is the eighth year in a row that Mr. Williams, managing partner of Williams Hart, and his family have donated to the fund. This year’s amount matches their 2008 and 2009 donations of $200,000, bringing their total donation over 8 years to over 1 million dollars.
“The Williams family has once again exceeded our expectations in their caring and generosity,” said Goodfellows director Nelle Spates. “We are so happy and thankful for their annual donation through years” Spates continues, “Their continued kindness through this gift will have a huge impact on many families in the Houston area that are struggling this season because of the economy.”
“Our family loves the Goodfellows program,” said Williams. “It has been a tough year on many of our fellow Houstonians and the Goodfellows program may be the only glimmer of happiness for these struggling families this holiday season. Our family is grateful that we have the means to help the program for the eighth consecutive year and will hopefully bring some joy and hope to the community.”
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