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Old Newsboys' Goodfellow fund of Detroit still accepting donations

Organization has raised $647,515 toward goal

DETROIT – The fundraising continues, and as of Monday the Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit has raised $647,515 representing 49.8% of its 2011 fundraising goal of $1.3 million, which the group hopes to meet by the end of its fiscal year on January 31, 2011.   The organization is currently $652,485 short of its fundraising goal.  

Metro Detroiters continue to support us in our fundraising campaign as we strive to meet our goal again this year.  We had a good start with our 22nd annual Tribute Breakfast in September honoring native Detroiter Kid Rock and Kid Rock Foundation, and our annual sales day in November.  Now, as we are in the home stretch of our 2011 fundraising campaign, we are confident metro Detroiters will help ensure that there is ‘No kiddie without a Christmas' once more," said Mike Coakley, president of the Detroit Goodfellows.

With all donations collected, Detroit Goodfellows will distribute 35,000 gift packages through Detroit Police precincts to needy children in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park and River Rouge from December 8-20.  This year 12,000 hand-dressed dolls will be given to little girls aged 4-9, as part of the Goodfellow gift packages containing books, warm clothes, toys and candy.  The packages will be provided to children whose names were submitted by public, private, parochial and charter school officials. It is estimated that one 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 by clicking HERE