Goodfellows "Old Newsboys" making sure no child goes without a holiday gift
11:49 AM, Dec 2, 2013
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The Goodfellow Fund of Detroit will be spreading holiday cheer on the streets of downtown Detroit today with the Old Newsboys' Annual Sales Day and Parade.
The newspaper distribution began at 5:30 a.m. You can still pick up your copy today in exchange for any donation. All money raised will go toward providing holiday gift packages to 35,000 needy Detroit-area children, ages 4-13.
This year's paper will feature a special "Goodfellow" edition of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.
Goodfellow members, Detroit police officers and Detroit firefighters will be selling the newspapers at various locations throughout the city on Dec. 2 including at the Detroit Fire Department on Washington, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Guardian Building, Penobscot Building, Compuware Headquarters, Eastern Market at Russell and Market Streets, Detroit Post Office, One Detroit Center and inside of the Renaissance Center.
This year, the Detroit Goodfellows' set a goal of raising $1.2 million to be used for the holiday gift package program, as well as various other initiatives benefiting local children. So far, approximately $390,536 has been raised. The paper sales are expected to bring in around $100,000.