Santa hats off to the Dearborn Goodfellows, a committed group of volunteers dedicated to providing assistance to Dearborn children in need.
We see them on our local street corners collecting donations each year on the weekend following Thanksgiving. But most of us do not realize the direct impact these donations have on our community.
With their motto, “No Dearborn child without a Christmas”, driving their efforts, the Goodfellows cheerfully delivered Christmas to the doorsteps of 900 children from more than 400 families in Dearborn in 2014…and they will continue their efforts to bring smiles to these young faces throughout the New Year.
This year about 100 volunteers were involved in the packaging, loading and delivery of gift boxes, teddy bears and candies to local families in need on the weekend before Christmas. A long standing tradition, the logistics of this major undertaking are made possible in large part due to the generous assistance of local businesses and partners.
Storage space and work areas for box sorting and loading, along with delivery vehicles were kindly provided by Village Ford. The folks at Les Stanford Chevrolet generously sponsored the stuffed and cuddly 2014 “Dear-Bears”, along with supplying delivery vehicles. Park Place proudly pitched in with the donation of candy boxes for each family, delivery vehicles and refreshments during packaging. In addition, DFCU graciously sponsored pizza on loading night and Rex’s Golden Grill kindly provided breakfast for all volunteers on the morning of package delivery.
It truly is an annual community holiday effort!
For more information on the Dearborn Goodfellows visit dearborngoodfellows.org.
More importantly, instead of driving right by next year slow down and give . . . whatever amount you can. Your donation will help the Goodfellows make a difference in the life of a Dearborn child.