Detroit Goodfellows continue fundraising

The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit continues its annual fundraising efforts and has raised $906,968 to date, representing 82 percent of its 2015 fundraising goal of $1.1 million.

The charity hopes to meet its goal by the end of its fiscal year on January 31, 2016. 

With all donations collected, the Detroit Goodfellows annually distribute 34,000 holiday gift packages through Detroit police precincts to needy children in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Harper Woods and River Rouge.

 This year 8,000 dolls were given to little girls aged 5 to 9 as part of the Goodfellow gift packages containing books, warm clothes, toys and candy. Four-year-old boys and girls received a teddy bear as part of theirs.

It’s estimated that two out of every three Detroit public schoolchildren receives a Detroit Goodfellows holiday gift box.

Tax-deductible donations may be sent to: The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit, P.O. Box 44444, Detroit, MI 48244-0444.

Donations may also be made using the organization’s secure website: 

For more information contact Detroit Goodfellows Director Sari Klok-Schneider at or by calling 586.775.6139.