Southfield Goodfellows faces off with COVID

Southfield Goodfellows faces off with COVID

The Southfield Goodfellows’ Annual Drive to provide clothing and gifts for low-income families in our community is facing a greater challenge this year due to the COVID pandemic. Our primary goal is to assure that no child in Southfield or Lathrup Village is forgotten during the Holiday Season.

In addition to the families that usually need our help, there are even more families whose hardships have been made worse.  We still want to be there for them if we can.  The pandemic has necessitated the cancellation of our newspaper drive and giving tree thus reducing our resources (funds, volunteers, and gift/toy donations).

In the past, companies sponsored families and purchasing gifts specifically for each child. Sadly, we needed to adjust our giving. Southfield Goodfellows is seeking only monetary donations to purchase gift cards for eligible low-income families and senior citizens that live in Southfield and Lathrup Village.  The significant challenge demands a significant goal.  We anticipate we’ll need to raise about $50-75,000 this year to help the increased number of families.

The City of Southfield Human Services Department manages this program on behalf of theSouthfield Goodfellows to certify family need.  Distribution of gift cards will be made by drive-thru pickup appointments for the safety of the volunteers and families.

The Southfield Goodfellows is an all-volunteer non-profit 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  To make a monetary contribution, please donate on our secure website 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.

Last year, Southfield Goodfellows assisted over 1,200 children, seniors and their families. We hope that you will be able to help us continue to support to families as we have for the past 70 years.  Your support is needed today to join our efforts to make the holiday season special for everyone.