Old Newsboys’ Goodfellows editions hawked Monday
Detroit — The annual Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund Of Detroit commemorative newspaper sale and parade is Monday downtown.
It’ll be the 101st Annual Sales Day and Parade for the century-old nonprofit.
Marchers will hit the streets at 5:30 a.m. and police and firefighters will hawk the special Goodfellows editions of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press throughout the city center. “This is a very important tradition for our organization and we are grateful for the continued generous support of the community,” Goodfellows president Therese Yglesias said.
Sellers will be at Cadillac Place (the former General Motors building in Midtown) at 3044 W. Grand Blvd.; inside the Renaissance Center on Jefferson; the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center on Jefferson; the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters at 1301 Third Street; the Guardian Building at 500 Griswold; the Penobscot Building; Compuware Headquarters at One Campus Martius; Eastern Market at Russell and Market Street along the Interstate 75 service drive; Detroit Post Office at 1401 W. Fort; and One Detroit Center at Woodward and Larned.
Buyers can pay however much they want for the newspapers. All of the money goes toward the Goodfellows’ $1.25 million goal to pay for items that are packed in 35,000 gift boxes for needy children ages 4-13 in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Harper Woods and River Rouge.
Packages include books, warm clothes, toys and candy.
Dignitaries and others will take a break from selling newspapers at 10 a.m. for a parade that starts at the Guardian Building. Among the marchers will be Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
The newspaper sale traditionally raises $50,000, organizers said. So far, about $529,754 has been raised.
Tax-deductible donations can be sent to The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit, P.O. Box 44444, Detroit, MI 48244-0444 or through www.detroitgoodfellows.org. For information, contact director Sari Klok-Schneider at (586) 775-6139 or email@example.com.