Southfield Goodfellows seeking donations for 2020 holiday giving
The Southfield Goodfellows’ annual drive to provide food, clothing, and gifts for low-income families in our community is facing a great challenge this year due to the COVID pandemic. In addition to the families that usually need help, there are now even more families whose hardships have been made worse. The pandemic has necessitated the cancellation of the annual newspaper drive, greatly reducing the Southfield Goodfellows resources (funds, volunteers, and gift/toy donations).
This year (so that families and volunteers are safe), the Southfield Goodfellows will only provide gift cards to low-income families that are pre-approved via applications by drive-thru pickup appointments. The Southfield Goodfellows are seeking only monetary donations to purchase gift cards for low-income families and senior citizens that live in Southfield and Lathrup Village. The Goodfellows are requesting individuals and organizations to donate by Thursday, October 29, 2020.
The Southfield Goodfellows is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that provides assistance through the coordinated efforts of donors and volunteers. The group works in partnership with the Southfield Human Services Department to identify senior citizens and families with school-aged children who require assistance during the holiday season.
To make a monetary contribution, donations are encouraged online at http://www.southfieldgoodfellows.org/donateonline.html or make a check or money order payable to Southfield Goodfellows and mail (early) to P. O. Box 2336, Southfield, MI 48037-2336. For questions, please leave a message on the Goodfellows 24-hour voicemail at (248) 788-5899.