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KMART DONATES 21,000 PAIR OF JEANS TO GOODFELLOWS FOR NEEDY KIDS

 KMART DONATES 21,000 PAIR OF JEANS TO GOODFELLOWS FOR NEEDY KIDS
 Kmart Corporation will donate 21,000 pair of new boy's jeans to the Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. At that time, volunteers in The Detroit News' warehouse (sixth floor of The Detroit News building) will pack the jeans into Goodfellow Christmas gift packages that will be distributed to needy Detroit children during the holidays.
 Glenn B. Smith, executive vice president of merchandising for Kmart, will present the jeans to the Goodfellows. Also on hand will be Goodfellows President James A. Michelson; Detroit News' columnist and Goodfellows' past president, Pete Waldmeir; Free Press publisher and Goodfellows' member Neal Shine; Detroit Police inspector and Goodfellows' board member David Simmons; and attorney Michael Coakley, Goodfellows' board member and partner with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone.
 This year the Goodfellows will distribute 43,000 Christmas gift boxes to Detroit children in kindergarten through the eighth grade, who otherwise would probably not receive Christmas presents. The gift boxes contain clothing, books, candy and toys. The children's names are submitted by Detroit public schools. It is estimated that one in three Detroit schoolchildren receive Goodfellow Christmas gift packages. The gift packages are distributed to the children by Detroit police officers.
 The Goodfellows' goal this year is to raise $950,000 -- money that is needed to fulfill its pledge: "No Kiddie without a Christmas."
 One of the organization's best-known fund-raising activities is "Newspaper Sale Day," held this year on Monday, Nov. 30, when Goodfellows' members and Detroit police officers, many of whom were once newspaper carriers, take to the streets of Detroit selling special editions of the daily paper to raise money for the Goodfellows' Christmas gift program.
 The Goodfellows will also host its third annual Tribute Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 20, 8 a.m. in the Westin Hotel's Renaissance Ballroom. This year's honorees are Marian and Mike Ilitch who will receive the 1992 Goodfellow of the Year award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Detroit community.
 Tickets for the event are $125 each or $1,250 for a table of 10. For ticket information, contact Clarence Pozza or Peter Waldmeir at Miller, Canfield, 313-963-6420, or call the Goodfellows' office at 313-961-3355.
 CONTACT: Nikki Grandberry of Simons Michelson Zieve, 313-362-4242, for Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund.
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