In order to fulfill their mission of “No Child Without a Christmas,” the Wayne Goodfellows will be hosting their 30th annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, December 10, 7:00 p.m.-midnight at Roma Banquets in Garden City. The cost is $30 per person and includes dinner, desserts and yes, an open bar! There will be auction items, raffle baskets, button prizes and more. All the proceeds benefit the City of Wayne Goodfellows.
Wayne Goodfellows is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides support to less fortunate families and children. They provide food, toys and emergency assistance for residents of Wayne. Last year, they were able to raise about $14,000. They are usually able to help about 200 families every year.
Families have to fill out an application for assistance. If they are chosen, the Goodfellows work to give them the assistance they need. The purpose of this assistance is to provide short term, emergency aid to individuals whom reside in the City of Wayne and have had a catastrophic event occur in their lives which prohibits them from providing for themselves in the short term, i.e. house fire, flood, etc.
Jennifer Gietzen, President, stated, “I love to see our community come together to help the kids!…The families’ privacy is very important to us so (we) limit how many people are in contact with them to keep that privacy.”
The members are working very hard right now gathering raffle baskets and donations for the big dinner fundraiser. It would be great if you could gather a few of your friends together and come to the party on December 10.
If you are not able to attend the dinner, you can write a check c/o City of Wayne Goodfellows and drop it off at Henry’s Service Center, Icon Computers, or mail it to PO Box 472, Wayne MI 48184. Another way to help would be to make a basket that can be raffled off at the December party.
At other times of the year, the Goodfellows encourage you to help by donating cash/checks to “City of Wayne Goodfellows” at the Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union, 500 S. Wayne Rd.