The Goodfellows Holiday Season

Our mission is: "No Child or Senior without a Christmas".

warehouse 2016The application deadline for the 2019 holiday season is November 22. If you miss the application deadline, but need assistance, one of these local agencies may be able to help. Applications for Holiday Assistance from the Goodfellows can be found here beginning in October each year.

In an average holiday season, we expect to support over 400 children, families and seniors within our service area the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills. Our all-volunteer efforts rely on the kindness and generosity of local residents and businesses to serve the most needy in our community in challenging times. We are always in need of canned or boxed non-perishable foods (expiration date 2021 or beyond), new books and new toys.

Cash donations are greatly appreciated and critical to our mission. They are used to purchase cards which can be used at local grocery and clothing stores for our families and seniors in need of assistance. We are a 501c3 public charity, and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by IRS regulations. Donate online or mail to:

Farmington Area Goodfellows
goodfellows heart31455 W. Eleven Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

During the winter, spring and summer months, the Goodfellows collect canned and boxed foods, paper products and personal care items to stock the Farmington/Farmington Hills Neighborhood House Food Pantry. Collection boxes are located in these city buildings and local businesses:

Farmington City Hall
Farmington Hills City Hall
Farmington Community Library (Downtown Farmington branch only)
Costick Activities Center, 28600 West 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills



Our 2019 warehouse locaton is 37777 Interchange Drive. We are open on weekdays from 10am to 2pm, beginning the Monday after Thanksgiving through the Friday before Christmas. We are available year-round by phone, fax or email:

telephone (248) 986-1111          fax Fax (248) 986-1010          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our warehouse location changes each year based on the availability of a vacant building, and the incredibly kind generosity of community business leaders who donate the warehouse space. Each year we open on the Monday after Thanksgiving, and move out on the weekend after Christmas. We share the space with Oakland County Toys for Tots which serves over 60 communities. Goodfellows office hours are 10:00am to 2:00pm. The Toys for Tots staff are there throughout the afternoon and evening. We share many of our staff members, and both organizations will accept donations on behalf of either charity.


SENIORS (55+ AND BETTER) living in Farmington or Farmington Hills needing assistance contact Teresa Jergovich, Farmington Hills Senior Division at (248) 473-1826 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


FARMINGTON YOUTH ASSISTANCE (children 13-18 years) Farmington Public School students needing assistance this holiday season please call (248) 489-3434 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Free movies at the Farmington Civic Theater on the first Saturday in December. During the downtown Farmington Holly Day Celebration on December 7, enjoy a free movie with the donation of a new toy, new book, non-perishable boxed/canned food items or a cash donation. Stop in at the Civic Theater from 10 am - 1 pm and support this worthy cause that helps your neighbors have a wonderful holiday season. There are two choices of movies for children, a full length feature with showtimes of 10:00am & 12:20pm, and a short movie with showtimes 10:10 am, 11:10 am, 12:10 pm & 1:10 pm. Drop in and buy a snack from the consession stand (hot popcorn, pop, candy) and 50% of your purchase will also be donated to the Goodfellows. 


The Battle of the Middles XV Basketball Game featuring the teachers and administrators from FPS Middle Schools takes place on December 13th @ 5:45 pm at the Farmington High School gymnasium. Check our full calendar for details about upcoming events, suggested donations and locations.


If you would like to volunteer to help out at our warehouse, or help us on the morning of Saturday, December 21 for our "Delivery Day", please subscribe to the appropriate Farmington Area Goodfellows email list on the left or call us at the number above and we'll be in touch.


Giving to the Goodfellows, whether in the form of food, toys, books, money or your time, is a wonderful way to help support those in need in our community. We hope you'll join us in our efforts to help others this holiday season.