Volunteers are the backbone to our organization and we are always in need of your time.

We have many opportunities for volunteers.  Whether you have a few hours to donate or you would like to be involved on a larger scale, we are grateful and in need of your time.

Opportunities include:

  • Application Committee: Help us review applications submitted by Westland residents, make follow up calls to applicants, or just be available to pick up applications at area drop-off points. Only a few hours, or as much as you can donate during November & December.
  • Toy & Food Committee:  Assist in the drop-off and pick-up of collection boxes located throughout Westland that area businesses host as donation collection points. 
  • Distribution Day & Sorting Day: We need volunteers to help organize & box all donated items before the Distribution Day. On Distribution Day we need volunteers to help our recipients through the "pick-up" process.  Both events are held at the Westland Senior Center.  Only a few hours or up to a 2 day commitment. 

Ways for You to Help


The Westland Goodfellows are a federally recognized 501(c)3 charity.  So your contribution is tax deductible! 

We distribute nearly 100% of the funds raised to the needy families of Westland.  We are proud to state that our organization is 100% volunteer, which means no one is paid for their services.   We constantly look for donated items to keep administrative expenses low.

  • During our 2017 year over $42780.was distributed for the benefit of Westland children and families.​ Plus thousands of dollars of donated toys and food.
  • Donations can be mailed:  Westland Goodfellows         32150 Dorsey St.        Westland, MI  48186
  • Donations can be submitted using credit and debit cards, please use our secure server Paypal.


The Westland Goodfellows are happy to accept NEW items that can be distributed to needy Westland families.

Our toy and food collection committees place collection canisters throughout the city every year.  Please consider donating at any of these sites or call/email us to arrange pick up of items for donation.

Items accepted include:

  • New Toys for children up to age 15
  • New Hats, Gloves and Scarves.
  • Non-Perishable food items. Such as canned goods, boxed cereal, pastas, rice, dried milk, jello.
  • Schools supplies: pencils, crayons, paper, notebooks, glue, backpacks.
  • Adopt-a-family.  We will provide you with a family that needs help for Christmas.  Select items from their "wish list", we'll provide a food voucher, and make someone's Christmas extra special.  Attached is the program guidelines for adopting children.
  • 2019 Adopt a Family Guidelines.pdf

32150 Dorsey St. 
Westland, MI  48186