We cannot accept the following items as donations:


Gift Cards


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. 


those in need

Veronica Leonard

Board Member

2002 - Present


Carol Miller

Southgate Goodfellow


1999 - Present

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 the previous years participants of our Goodfellow program; and have been able to help dozens of senior citizens from Southgate with donations of food. We recently 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.

Reach Out

Work with members in your community and make a difference

Locally, Southgate Goodfellows helps to ensure that no child under the age of 16 is without a Christmas.  We strive hard to ensure that all of our residents are able to have a enjoyable Christmas no matter what their economic situation.  In 2013, we were able to help 35 Southgate family's with 87 children.  Without the support of our generous citizen's this would not have been possible. 



             ADOPT A FAMILY

We had a great 2019, and are looking forward to 2020!

Southgate Goodfellows

No Child Without A Christmas

Meet Our Team

Who We Help

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Bernadette Moore

Treasurer & Secretary 2019
2002 - Present

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. 

Over the last few years we have been able to incorporate other volunteer opportunities.  We have been successful in a Adopt a Family Program.  With the help of local businesses, the business is given a needy family to support during Christmas.  We ensure that the family does qualify for the program and in fact in Need.  If interested in "Adopting a Family" please email or call.

Please CLICK HERE to view the Fiscal Year 2019 Income Limits. We use the HUD income guidelines as a gauge for determining eligibility. 

Applications are also available at the Mayor’s office inside City Hall, as well as at the Police and Fire Departments. Those who sign up must be Southgate residents with children up to 16 years old. 

Please follow the directions on the application. You must show up at the Southgate Veteran's Memorial Library during the scheduled interview times and days listed on the current application. 

For Christmas ApplicationsInterviews are typically the last Friday and Saturday of November between 9 am and 3 pm. You MUST  have the required documents.