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The primary goal of the Southfield Goodfellows is to assure that no child in Southfield or Lathrup Village is forgotten during the Holiday Season. We also assist in meeting the food requirements of low-income families and senior citizens in the commu... Read more
The primary goal of the Southfield Goodfellows is to assure that no child in Southfield or Lathrup Village is forgotten during the Holiday Season. We also assist in meeting the food requirements of low-income families and senior citizens in the community at this special time of year.
Our secondary goal is to provide assistance to individuals year-round through our Urgent Needs Program. This assistance for unforeseen harship is conducted on a case-by-case basis, as long as funds are available. the City of Southfield Human Services Department manages the program on behalf of the Southfield Goodfellows.
In 1946, a handful of concerned citizens of Southfield Township recognized the need to assist a small number of families for the Holiday Season. The group chose to pursue this mission by emulating the traditional Goodfellows program. Community, religious and service organizations, as well as companies and local government, were each asked to commit two members to direct this effort. The response was overwhelming and the Southfield Goodfellows organization was born.
Since those early beginnings, Southfield nd Lathrup Village have become incorporated cities whose needs have grown along with their population. We continue to expand our efforts year after year and tailor our program to meet the ever-changing needs of these communities.