Julie Rosinski is a lifelong Omahan and Husker fan who has a soft spot in her heart for her city.
Rosinski and her husband, Bob, started donating to Goodfellows a few years ago in memory of their parents. This year, they gave in memory of her friend, former city attorney Rosemarie Bucchino Lee, who died unexpectedly almost two years ago.
In the way they lived, all of those people were an inspiration and an example, Rosinski said.
“They believed in helping the less fortunate, and I feel like that is God’s calling for us to do.”
Rosinski chose Goodfellows for her donation because it gives directly to the people of Omaha. The charity is coordinated and sponsored by The World-Herald, which pays all administrative costs. All money donated goes directly to helping local residents who are facing adversity.
She’s touched when she reads stories about Omahans who receive aid through Goodfellows, especially when it goes to young students who need things like a holiday meal or new socks and underwear.
Goodfellows is a relatively new tradition for Rosinski, but it’s one she plans to continue because of her passion for the community of Omaha.
“If we won’t support our own city, nobody else is going to do that for us,” Rosinski said. “We have to take care of our own people — and these are our own people.”