Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Goodfellows continue annual holiday fundraising efforts

After another successful Goodfellows tea, the Romulus Goodfellows are in full swing, preparing for their annual holiday campaign to ensure No Child Without A Christmas.
Organized by Julie Allison, the tea brought as many as 200 people together to support the annual cause, which raised more than $22,000 last year.

“It was a really great event,” said Councilwoman Tina Talley, “There was a lot of fellowship and a lot of bonding. I want to shout out to everyone who was involved with it.”
The group hosts fundraisers and events throughout the fall to support their annual campaign. Last year, the Goodfellows provided gift cards for food and toys to 130 families in Romulus, bringing Christmas cheer to 313 children. The Goodfellows also supplied food gift cards to 168 senior citizens.
“We have a lot of people in the city that have very big hearts that work at screening the Goodfellows applicants and raising the right things for the right people to make it special,” said Romulus Mayor Leroy Burcroff. “That's what I love about Romulus. There are a lot of people behind the scenes that give a lot of time in a lot of different ways. Some are public and some are private, but they give because they have a big heart and we can't forget that.”
The next opportunity to support the Romulus Goodfellows is the annual Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot, which takes place from 4-6 p.m. on Nov. 22. The event gets under way with registration at warm up at 5 p.m. at the Artisan Reserve in downtown Romulus; from there participants will trot over to Walter's Bar, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parking is available at both locations and a shuttle available between the two. Registration is available at the city web site and Facebook page.
“A lot of good things are going on. If you're a part of it in a small way or a big way, we just thank you,” said Burcroff. “It's about families and kids. That's why this time of year is so significant.”