Saturday, 4 February, 2012 11:43 AM
Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit's 2011 fundraising campaign
has raised a total of $1,268,720
credit: Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit
Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit
DETROIT -- The
Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit announced today it
has raised $1,268,720 through its 2011 fundraising campaign, which
ended January 31, 2012. This represents 98% of their goal of $1.3
“We are thankful for the continued community support to help
the Detroit Goodfellows in its mission to ensure there is ‘No
kiddie without a Christmas’,” said Mike Coakley, president
of the Detroit Goodfellows.
Of the total amount raised, $43,340 was raised through the 97th
Annual Detroit Goodfellows’ Sales Day on November 28. Hundreds
of Detroit Goodfellows and Detroit Police officers sold a special
“Goodfellow edition” of the Detroit Free Press and The
Detroit News in various locations throughout the city.
The Detroit Goodfellows distributed 35,000 gift packages through
Detroit Police precincts to needy children in Detroit, Hamtramck,
Highland Park and River Rouge during December 2011. Funds raised
by the local charity pay for the holiday gift boxes.
Founded in 1914, the Detroit Goodfellows is the original and oldest
Goodfellow organization and is not affiliated with any other Goodfellow
group. It also sponsors an emergency dental program for children,
awards scholarships through Wayne State University, provides free
shoes to children in need and helps send hundreds of needy children
to camp each summer.
Tax-deductible donations are accepted throughout the year and 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: www.detroitgoodfellows.org.
For more information contact Detroit Goodfellows Director Sari Klok-Schneider
at (586) 775-6139 or email@example.com.
Source: Old Newsboys'
Goodfellow Fund of Detroit
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Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit at America's Thanksgiving
Parade in 2010.