What started as a result of one family’s extravagant Halloween decorations is now a nationwide fundraising effort.
GAFFNEY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – What started as a result of one family’s extravagant Halloween decorations is now a nationwide fundraising effort.
Skeletons for St. Jude just surpassed $250,000 in donations collected for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
When Jeff Goodlett and his wife Sue moved into their home on College Drive in Gaffney a few years ago, little did they know Halloween was about to take on a whole new meaning for them.
“Where we used to live we had two or three trick-or-treaters. You know, maybe we’d give out a small, just a small bag of candy. And now we give out over 100 pounds of candy. Like I said, it runs for three hours plus,” explained Jeff.
The couple now decks out their home each fall.
“I joined a Facebook group, this 12-foot skeletons group, and as I was scrolling through the group to find out how to get the skeletons I came across the Skeletons for St. Jude program,” said Jeff.
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