The 2015 Holiday Season
Our mission is: "No Child or Senior without a Christmas".
We expect to once again serve over 400 children, families and seniors in Farmington and Farmington Hills this year. Our all-volunteer efforts rely on the kindness and generosity of local residents and businesses to serve the most needy in our community in these challenging economic times. We are in need of canned or boxed non-perishable foods, new books, and new toys.
Cash donations are greatly appreciated and critical to our mission. They are used to purchase gift cards to local grocery and clothing stores for our families and seniors in need of assistance. We are a 501c3 public charity, and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by IRS regulations. Donations can be mailed to:
Farmington Area Goodfellows
31455 W. Eleven Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
During the winter, spring and summer months, the Goodfellows collect canned and boxed foods, paper products and personal care items to stock the Farmington/Farmington Hills Neighborhood House Food Pantry. We have year-round collections boxes at Farmington Hills City Hall (W. 11 Mile Road), Farmington City Hall (Liberty Street) and the Farmington Public Library (downtown Farmington only)
We began planning our 2015 holiday program when school started in September. Each November & December, the Goodfellows need canned and boxed non-perishable foods, new toys and new books to help support our annual Holiday Assistance Program for families and seniors living in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Most of the holiday donations come from collection efforts at our schools. In those months we have additional collection boxes all Farmington Public Schools, the Costick Center located on West Eleven Mile Road in Farmington Hills, and several local businesses.
Our location changes each year based on the availability of space, and the incredibly kind generosity of the Stuart Frankel Development Company who donates a warehouse. We will post the address here as soon as it becomes available. Each year we open on the Monday after Thanksgiving, and move out on the weekend after Christmas. We share the space with Toys for Tots Oakland County. Our office hours are from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The Toys for Tots staff are there throughout the day and evening, and will accept donations on behalf of either charity. Our fax and telephone numbers remain the same all year:
(248) 986-1111 Fax (248) 986-1010
FREE MOVIES AT THE FARMINGTON CIVIC THEATER SATURDAY DECEMBER 5, 2015. During the downtown Farmington Holly Days Celebration, enjoy a free movie with the donation of a new toy, new book, non-perishable boxed/canned food items or a cash donation. Stop in at the Civic Theater from 10 am - 1 pm and support this worthy cause that helps your neighbors have a wonderful holiday season. There are two choices of movies for children, a full length feature which will show twice, and 20-25 minute shorts which show 4 times. They're always recent popular movies. We'll post the titles here when we know them. Buy a snack from the consession stand (hot popcorn, pop, candy) and 50% of your purchase will also be donated to the Goodfellows.
The "Battle of the Middles XI" Basketball Game featuring the teachers and administrators from Dunckel and Warner vs. Power and East takes place on Friday December 4, 2015 at Harrison High School at 6:30 pm (doors open at 5:45pm). Check our web site calendar for details, suggested donations and locations for each of these and other local Goodfellows events.
If you would like to volunteer to help out at our warehouse, or help us on the morning of Saturday December 19 for our "Delivery Day", please subscribe to the appropriate Farmington Area Goodfellows email list or call us at the number above and we'll be in touch.
Giving to the Goodfellows, whether in the form of food, toys, books, money or your time, is a wonderful way to help support those in need in our community. We hope you'll join us in our efforts to help others this 2015 holiday season.