Farmington Area Goodfellows still needs your help

Scores of volunteer drivers delivered boxes of food and gifts during Saturday’s Farmington Area Goodfellows delivery day, but the organization still needs your help.

The Farmington Area Goodfellows annual holiday drive brings in scores of nonperishable food items, books, and gifts, along with cash donations, to ensure that no local child or senior goes without a Christmas. On a Saturday before Christmas, volunteer drivers deliver packages to families all around Farmington and Farmington Hills.

Goodfellows president Richard Lerner said the 501(c)3 nonprofit received enough to serve this year’s families, but a cash shortfall may hamper next year’s efforts.

Delivery Day
Farmington High hockey players load boxes of food items and gifts into vehicles during the Goodfellows December 16 delivery day in Farmington Hills.

“Although our building is donated and our staff are all volunteers, financial contributions help us to pay for grocery and department store cards, utilities, insurance and many other operational costs,” he said. Lerner added that without additional donations, “we may have to scale back our program in 2018.”

Farmington Area Goodfellows delivery day
While drivers delivered gifts on December 16, these students wrote thank you notes to Farmington Area Goodfellows donors. (photo courtesy Richard Lerner)

There’s still time to help. Make a contribution online at goodfellows.info or send a check to Farmington Area Goodfellows, 31455 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48336.