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Windsor Goodfellows Engage in Year-Round Fundraising Efforts to Sustain Programs and Services

The Windsor Goodfellows Club has been a cherished part of the Windsor-Essex County community for over 110 years.

The Windsor Goodfellows provide assistance and support to thousands of families throughout the year, and depend greatly on fundraising endeavors including the yearly holiday newspaper drive, appeal letters, golf tournament, as well as donations and bequests to continue our mission. By raising funds throughout the year, we can sustain our operations and ensure that we have the resources required to provide essential support to those in need.


Important facts about the Windsor Goodfellows

  • Our food bank has been open year-round and continued to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, providing essential food support to those in need in the Windsor-Essex community.
  • We provide approximately 12,000 boxes of food annually.
  • Our food boxes contain non-perishable and perishable items (meat, dairy, bread, fruit & vegetables).
  • We feed approximately 40,000 people annually.
  • In addition to our food boxes, we also provide lunch bags to the homeless at a cost of $70,000 per year.
  • The cost of grocery store gift certificates, which are included in our Christmas food boxes, is approximately $120,000.
  • Food costs have increased by approximately 33% from 2021, with the cost now totaling approximately $1.2 million.
  • We provide the breakfast / nutrition program to 29 local schools, which costs approximately $116,000 per year.
  • Our footwear program costs approximately $90,000 to $100,000 annually to provide new running shoes or winter boots to children from JK to grade 8 in all schools through vouchers from a local shoe store.
  • We receive 120,000 copies of the Goodfellows newspaper DONATED by The Windsor Star.
  • We have 34 teams of Old Newsboys who are supported by an average of 600 volunteers who sell our traditional holiday newspaper on the streets, which accounts for 40% of our funds raised.
  • The 2023 Paper Drive dates are November 23, November 24, and November 25. (Volunteers are always welcome – please submit the form on our website to become a volunteer)
  • The Windsor Goodfellows mail out 12,000 appeal brochures as a fundraising initiative, which accounts for approximately 45% of our income. Please consider donating to the Windsor Goodfellows today.
  • Our Annual Golf Tournament is hosted at Pointe West and is run by Families First.
  • We have many dedicated volunteers and one paid staff member, with administration costs of only 5%.

Donate to the Windsor Goodfellows

The Windsor Goodfellows organization engages in year-round fundraising efforts to support its programs and services.

If you’re looking for a way to make a meaningful impact in the Windsor-Essex community, consider making a donation to the Windsor Goodfellows today. Your donation can help provide food and other necessities to families and individuals in need, ensuring that they have access to the resources they need to thrive.

Tax receipts will be provided for donations over $10.00.

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