Thursday, October 27, 2022

Goodfellows help available

Getting ready for the holiday season are Plymouth
Goodfellows members (top row, at left) Treasurer Harry Stansell,
Sandy Kettenbeil, Secretary Dayna Pina and Kristen Schlott.
In the bottom, from left are President Kristen Farmer,
 Lillian Drauss, Don Hess, Barb Turnbull, Mike Lax.  Elaine Kuzma,
Denise Tetlow, Julie Johnston, and Mike Lax. Members not present
for the photo include Vice President Julie Johnston, Barrie Brown,
 Jane Gerou, Denise Tetlow, Nancy Maleki and Colleen McKeegan.
The Plymouth Goodfellows are already preparing for the holiday season and accepting applications from those who may need help at

Applications are available at the Plymouth District Library on Main Street and applications must be submitted by Oct. 31. 

Last year, the Plymouth Goodfellows helped 52 families and 113 children, a spokesman explained and the mission of the group is to provide toys and clothing to children in need, along with food for their families at Christmas. Families who live in zip code 48170 with children up to 18 who need help are eligible.  The completed application should be mailed to Plymouth Goodfellows, P.O. Box 700912 Plymouth MI 48170.

The applications require a proof of residency like a copy of a drivers' license, a utility bill or rental agreement. Applicants should include a phone number and email. The gifts will be distributed in early December.

More information is available at the website listed above or email 

James Brady founded the Detroit "Old Newsboys" organization in 1914 and Harry C. Robinson and George Howell brought the idea to Plymouth in 1938. The Plymouth Goodfellows organization was established and has been helping children and families during the holidays for 84 years.