Brownstown Goodfellows

One of the most well-known American community groups is the Goodfellows and Brownstown is well represented when it comes to this organization's year round efforts.

Brownstown Goodfellows Christmas Assistance Procedures for 2014

  • Applicants must apply IN PERSON
  • Must be a Brownstown resident
  • Must present photo ID (i.e. Drivers license, State ID, etc.)
  • Must bring a current Utility bill or mail with ID address
  • Personal referrals not accepted
  • Birth certificates required
  • If you are 65+ or disabled, leave a message at 675-1307 or email to verify if you need to register in person

Application Dates:
Friday, December 12th - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, December 13th - Noon - 4:00pm

Brownstown Community Center
21311 Telegraph, at King Road

Detail regarding pick up of assissxtance will be provided at time of application.

The Goodfellows are most visible near Thanksgiving where a hardy group of people man community intersections to sell special edition newspapers to raise funds for the annual gift-giving drive. The money collected allows the Goodfellows to make their plans for assembling the baskets of non-perishable food, certificates for meat and dairy products, and toys for the needy during the holiday season.

Armed with the motto "No Child without Christmas", the Goodfellows not only provide presents to children who might otherwise go without, but they also give special support to entire families so that they too can enjoy the holidays.

For assistance, the Brownstown Goodfellows conducts in-person interviews 3-4 weeks before Christmas. Please contact Township Hall during the month of November to find out the current year's scheduled interview dates.

The strength of this most worthy organization is from a lot dedicated people. The Brownstown Firefighters, the Brownstown Police Department, the Woodhaven Schools National Honor Society, the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts of America, the Senior Citizens, the Senior Quilters and many other residents who are community-minded. "Brownstown is a Place where People Care."

The Goodfellows organization may not be seen year round, but they are near. They may be called upon anytime to help area residents with needs that fall within the scope of their service organization.

For more information on the Goodfellows, call 675-1307.