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Novi Goodfellows - 2016

Schedule of events - 2016 Goodfellows:

“No child without a Christmas”

Help wanted!

Here’s a great opportunity for family, friends or anyone needing voluntary community service hours!

Gift Shopping:

  • Friday, December 9th - 7:00pm
    • Meijer in Wixom. All you do is spend the money, how much fun is that! (Soft drinks and snacks will be provided)

Toy Collection (Toys for Tots):

  • Wednesday, December 14th - 7:00pm
    • 22915 Commerce Drive, Farmington Hills, MI

 Gift Sorting & Distribution:

  • Saturday, December 17th; 9 - 11am
    • Location:  Station # 4 - located 10 Mile and Wixom Roads
      • Donuts and Coffee provided
Board of Directors:
  • Mark Pehrson - Director              
  • Matt Blamy - Event Coordinator
  • Mike Moisan - Board Member
  • Edith Schmedding - Board Member
  • Bob Peterson - Board Member
Each year, just a few weeks before Christmas, ANFF volunteers team up with the Goodfellows and go to work. The Goodfellows mission is to raise money to buy Christmas gifts for families in need during the holiday season.  Goodfellow volunteers go out in the streets with firefighter boots (used to collect money in) and Goodfellow newspapers in hand.  The Goodfellows objective is to appeal to the kindness and generosity of passing car drivers (and occupants) to donate some coins or bills to the Goodfellows Christmas fund in exchange for a newspaper. After the money has been collected, it is delivered to an accounting crew who sort and count the donations.

Next, a shopping crew heads to a local store (Meijer's in Wixom) taking with them Christmas wish lists that are used to select the gifts families have requested. When all of the shopping is completed, the gifts go to a central location for a wrapping crew to go to work. Wrapped gifts are coded by family and sent to a nominated collection location a few days before Christmas. Finally, all of the Goodfellow volunteers are rewarded for their hard work when the gifts and generous food hampers are handed to the families.  The smiles on the faces from the spirit of giving makes Christmas extra special for all those involved.

As the Christmas season approaches, look out for the Goodfellows out and about in the streets of Novi.

Special recognition goes out to ANFF member FF. Mark Pehrson, who does an outstanding job directing the Goodfellows volunteer program every year.
If you are interested in participating in the Goodfellows program, please contact  FF. Mark Pehrson: (248) 425-6645.

For further information or other information, please contact Kim Ziegler at Novi Youth Assistance (248) 347-0413.

Donations are gratefully accepted at any time - please mail to:

Novi Goodfellows
P.O. Box 1073
Novi, MI 48375
Alternatively, you can use the "Donate" button in the upper right corner of this page.  This will link you directly to a secure PayPal server.

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