Old Newsboys group raising money toward holiday gifts

Posted: 7:43 AM, Nov 27, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-27 07:43:17-05
Old Newsboys group raising money toward holiday gifts

Members of the Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit will begin their annual campaign to raise money toward holiday gifts for children.

The sales day starts at 6 a.m. Monday. Detroit police officers and firefighters will take to the streets to sell "Goodfellow editions" of The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press.

Donations will go to the organization's $1.1 million fundraising goal and plans for 34,000 gift packages for needy children in the Detroit area.

The Goodfellows motto since its 1914 founding is "no kiddie without a Christmas."

An annual parade will begin at 10 a.m. outside the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit. The parade will feature the Detroit School of Arts marching band and a special appearance by PAWS, the official mascot of the Detroit Tigers baseball team.