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One of the best parts of being City News editor is I get to see all the good we humans do for each other around the holidays. From toy and canned food drives to charity events and volunteering opportunities, my heart is happy.

I’ve always loved the giving time of year and I’m trying to instill that spirit of generosity into my kids year-round. I had them help me donate to the Macomb Foster Closet, which gives foster kids two free wardrobes each year. I love this charity for several reasons. There’s no middle man. Our donations go from our trunk to their shelves. We are helping children in our area. And my kids are adopted. Luckily, they didn’t spend any time in foster care, but it’s a path many children have to take.

What are some of your favorite charities? Why? Let’s see if we can get a shout out to the ones that mean the most to us. Together, we can make an even more caring community.



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Farmington Area Goodfellows Holds Holiday Food Drive

The Farmington Area Goodfellows will once again hold their Annual Holiday Assistance Program for families and seniors in Farmington and Farmington Hills.

Collection boxes accepting donations of canned or boxed foods, personal care items, new books and unwrapped new toys until Dec. 18 are located at:
Costick Center, 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road
Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty Street
Farmington Public Library, 23500 Liberty Street

Monetary donations are appreciated and may be sent to:  Farmington Area Goodfellows, 31455 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 or online.

If you would like to volunteer for Delivery Day on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 21, call 248-986-1111 or sign up for the Farmington Area Goodfellows “Reindeer” email list.

Tech Tutors

If you want to brush up on your technology skills, come to the beginning to intermediate drop-in technology help for seniors—Tech Tutors. Learn new skills to help you get connected and become more tech confident.

This class is held at the Main Library Computer Lab on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m.

The Greatest Showman

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for! Make The Greatest Showman the last movie you see in 2019 and be home in time to count down the new year.

The show is at the Farmington Civic Center on Dec. 31, from 9:30 to 11:15 p.m.

Bring your family and friends.

Advance tickets are available online at or at the box office. Cash only at the theater.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

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