Goodfellows fundraiser for 'No Child Without a Christmas'

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Macomb Daily

Clinton Township Goodfellows President Sharon Harrison was one of 13 siblings in a St. Clair Shores family that had limited assets. Goodfellows came through with Christmas gifts for the children during some lean years. It’s one of the reasons she has been a Goodfellows volunteer for more than a decade.

Goodfellows holds its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser Wednesday to support its “No Child Without a Christmas” mission. The fundraising dinner is 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Italian-American Cultural Center at 43843 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township. The cost is $8 per person for the pasta meal and dessert. There will be 50/50 and gift basket raffles, music and entertainment.

Monetary contributions can be made to “Clinton Township Goodfellows” and mailed to P.O. Box 380643, Clinton Township MI 48038. For more information about helping the organization, check out www.clintontownshipgoodfellows.com.

People help out in various ways. The student council at Erie Elementary held a book drive and presented the Clinton Township Goodfellows with 97 new books.

There are volunteer jobs of various kinds — from fund-raising to registering families, to toy shopping and packing.

Register for Christmas assistance at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank Road, at the following times and dates: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

Register at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 35891 South Gratiot Ave., at the following times and dates: noon-3 p.m. Nov. 7, 3-6 p.m. Nov. 14, 4-7 p.m. Nov. 21, and 6:45-8:45 p.m. Nov. 26.

All of the following are required to register: proof of residency in Clinton Township (photo ID with current address or current utility bill); proof of income (current pay stub, Bridge Card or proof of receiving aid such as free lunch program, food stamps; and proof of family size (birth certificates of children or guardianship papers.)

Packages must be picked up by the registrants and signed for. If there are further questions, send a name and contact information to clintontwpgoodfellows@live.com