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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Detroit Goodfellows Delivering Holiday Cheer for More Than 100 Years

 

December 10, 2020

Detroit Goodfellows

The 2020 pandemic has altered operations at the Detroit Goodfellows. Here, Goodfellows members prepare to take their message to Detroiters at the Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In 1914, a worker with the Internal Revenue Service in Detroit named James J. Brady happened to get a glance of a cartoon featuring a sad child who had been overlooked at Christmastime. Knowing that families were struggling and the holidays were just around the corner, Brady was motivated to do something to help.

"So this gentleman was very inspired by that cartoon and gathered some of his friends and co-workers, who had actually delivered newspapers when they were kids, old newsboys," explains Sari Klok-Schneider, Executive Director of the Detroit Goodfellows. "They gathered the Monday...



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