Staff Senate supports Southfield Goodfellows in holiday giving

Release Date: December 8, 2014
Staff Senate’s annual Giving Tree

Accepting gifts for the Staff Senate’s annual Giving Tree celebration on Dec. 4 were (L-R) student worker Bilal Sakbani, Cynthia Simpson, and Marilyn Hotaling of the LTU Library, and Joyce Genat and Dorrie Frontera of Student Affairs. Every holiday season the Staff Senate collects gifts and donations for the Southfield Goodfellows.

The Community Outreach Committee of the Staff Senate at Lawrence Technological University collected gifts and donations for children in disadvantaged families as part of an annual holiday campaign staged by the Southfield Goodfellows.

Every holiday season Goodfellows chapters around Metro Detroit raise money by selling newspapers on the street for one day, including at Lawrence Tech. During December the Goodfellows provide food certificates to seniors and families, clothing certificates for children, and gifts for children whose families might otherwise not be able to celebrate Christmas.

“With the addition of the donated food and toys we received, we are able to assist 1,355 people with an amazing amount of food, clothing, and gifts for the children,” said Joan Boufford, director of the Southfield Goodfellows’ newspaper distribution fund-raiser.

LTU’s Staff Senate has been supporting this cause for almost 20 years, and this year was allocated gift tags for 75 children. When toys are not donated for one of the tags, the Staff Senate provides a $25 gift certificate.

Giving Tree celebration

Members of LTU’s Sorority Council were on hand for the Giving Tree celebration to wrap gifts donated to the Southfield Goodfellows. Helping Associate Professor Constance Bodurow (second from left) wrap her donated gifts were (L-R) Adriana Mantke of Chi Omega Rho, Josie Queary of Kappa Beta Gamma, Jessica Stark of Delta Tau Sigma, and Corynn Moten of Chi Omega Rho.

This year the gifts were collected at the annual Giving Tree celebration on Dec. 4 in the atrium of the Buell Management building.



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