Veronica Leonard


2002 - Present



Who We Help

Southgate Goodfellows primarily operates  seasonally, beginning in late summer with our School Backpack and School Supply Program and then carries over into the Holiday season which for us begins in September of each year and usually ends in mid to late December.  Please feel free to contact us via email for volunteer opportunities. 

Locally, the Southgate Goodfellows helps to ensure that no child under the age of 16 is without a Christmas. We strive to ensure that all of our recipients are able to have a enjoyable Christmas while facing financial difficulties. 

In 2021, we were able to help 27 Southgate families with 68 children. Without the support of our generous citizens this would not have been possible. 

             ADOPT A FAMILY

Meet Our Team


Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to collect donations and hand out papers in the streets again this year. There are many residents that are still in need. We have placed monetary donation containers in and around the city offices including in the Southgate Police Department and the Treasurer's Office. You may also use the donation button found in the top right corner of this website or mail any donations to:

Southgate Goodfellows

14400 Dix-Toledo Road

Southgate, MI 48195

We cannot accept anything other than monetary donations at this time.

Food donations will be graciously accepted by

Bethel Baptist Church on Trenton Road in Southgate if you wish the items to go to local or Southgate residents. Their Food Pantry hours are: Wednesday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 12:00pm. 

We have other volunteer opportunities.  We have been successful with the Adopt a Family Program.  With the help of local businesses and local families who are assigned a family to support during Christmas, we ensure that the qualified family receives the help they need.  If your family or your business is interested in "Adopting a Family" please email or call.

Please CLICK HERE to view the Fiscal Year 2022 Income Limits. We use the HUD income guidelines as a gauge for determining eligibility. 

Due to COVID-19, we will be unable to lend our usual support to our local senior citizens. Please consider reaching out to the
Southgate Senior Center
if you wish to support these members of the community!

For more than 50 years, the Southgate Goodfellows has devoted its energy to passionately provide Christmas for the needy and less fortunate children of Southgate, Michigan. Over the past 5 years we have been able to expand our giving ability.  We have successfully instituted a School Backpack and School Supply Program for previous years' recipients; and have been able to help dozens of senior citizens from Southgate with donations. In 2009 were able to obtain our 501(c)3 status from the IRS. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time.


those in need

​​Southgate Goodfellows


No Child Without A Christmas

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Work with members in your community and make a difference

Carol Miller


1999 - Present

We had a great 2022, and are looking forward to 2023!

Bernadette Moore

(Acting President)
2002 - Present

2023 Christmas
​Application Information





Those who sign up must be Southgate residents with children up to 16 years old.
 ​Please follow the directions on the application. 

For Christmas Applications, y
ou MUST  have the required documents and be sure to submit them with your application: Driver's License/State ID, 3 pieces of mail with your name and Southgate address. You must also provide proof of income: pay stubs, FIA papers, Child Support, Social Security, SSI, disability, and/or alimony, Other required documents include: children's birth certificates, children's report cards, and last year's taxes (1040).