Goodfellows follow a simple code
It’s helping the chap who’s bearing a load.
It’s bringing a smile to a youngster’s face, Restoring his trust in the human race.
It’s sharing the warmth of year-end joys,
With thousands of worthy girls and boys.
It’s helping the young and old to know
That someone cares when ill winds blow.
It’s smoothing the way when the road is rough. It’s understanding a neighbour’s plight,
And caring enough to do what’s right.
It’s living again the ancient law
When the Good Samaritan came and saw,
And did not pass on the other side
But offered his hand, a friend to guide.
This, in the Goodfellows’ Code is writ:
The best of life and the worth of it
Is not, how much can I get for me
But what I have done to be neighbourly.
Looking to apply for assistance this holiday season? Applicants can register online for food and gift baskets beginning November 2nd, and by phone beginning November 9th, 2020.
Monday – Friday – 9 am and 3 pm at 519-354-1146.
We thank you for your commitment to Chatham Goodfellows No Child Without a Christmas, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, we must limit our volunteers this year. We hope that you will continue to support us in other ways. And we hope to be back next year needing your help!
October 24 & 25 – Donation drop-off day at new facility off of Bloomfield Rd.
November 2 – First day to register for a basket via website – chathamgoodfellows.ca
November 9 – First day to register for a basket by calling (519-354-1146)
November 30 – Virtual Porchlight Campaign (e-Transfer donations to: firstname.lastname@example.org)