SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - As we slow down and spend time with friends and family, it's important to remember that many people are falling on hard times this holiday season. The Southfield Goodfellows are doing a lot for those families in need, and they're making it easy for anyone to help out.
There are plenty of opportunities to be involved, and volunteer opportunities are starting now.
Families receive confidential recommendations from social workers, school personnel, religious institutions, police and fire departments, and concerned citizens to identify both families and individuals in need of assistance in the Southfield and Lathrup Village communities. All qualified applicants receive food boxes and/or food/gift cards.
Donate money to the Southfield Goodfellows for the purchase of clothing gift cards for children and food gift cards for families, to supplement the items collected and purchased.
Sponsor a "Giving Tree" - the Southfield Goodfellows will provide your organization with paper holiday ornament tags, each listing the first name, age and gender of a specific child in the community - to purchase new items or select from a suggested wish list.
Sew, purchase, knit or crochet doll clothes - the Southfield Goodfellows purchase dolls, which individuals and/or groups then dress for gifts. Any one of these activities is a great way for either groups or individuals to lend a helping hand.
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