Old Newsboys Goodfellow Fund of Detroit

A nonprofit organization

$8,855 Raised by 62 Donors

89% complete

$10,000 Goal


The Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit (Detroit Goodfellows) primary mission is "no kiddie without a Christmas". Our goal, since 1914 is to ensure that no child is "forgotten" at Christmas or any other time of year. Each holiday season we provide 30,000 kids (ages four through 13) in Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, River Rouge, Harper Woods and Ecorse with a festive box containing warm winter clothing (hats, mittens or gloves, sweatshirts, sweat pants, socks and underwear), toys, books, games, candy, school supplies, a dental kit and more. We also have a doll program (since 1924) whereby volunteers dress dolls in a variety of outfits that are then distributed to girls ages four through nine. We also support a campership program which provides grass roots programs in our service communities with funds to help provide free camp experiences for young people. We sponsor a scholarship program to Wayne State University's School of Journalism to ensure that two deserving kids each year receive financial support on tuition. We also offer a shoe program which provides kids with a voucher to purchase shoes for school and finally, we partner with UD Mercy Dental School to support dental care for kids in need through support of the “Seal a Smile” school based sealant clinic for kids four through 13 and the Titans for Teeth Mobile clinic, which provide an eight chair clinic at on site locations, mostly in public schools in our service cities.

Campaigns supporting this organization

Organization Information

Name

Old Newsboys Goodfellow Fund of Detroit

Employer id number (ein)

38-6061491

Address

PO BOX 44444
DETROIT, MI 48244

Phone

(586) 775-6139

Social media