Our Mission

The Kenosha Christmas Charities, Inc. (The Goodfellows) is committed to serving families with children in need in the Kenosha County area. Each year, the Goodfellows provide toys, food, and winter outerwear to over 4,500 children during the holiday season.

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Fundraising Gala

We invite you to join us for our Annual Fundraising Dinner

Tuesday, December 10, 2024
5:00 – 9:00 P.M.
UW-Parkside Ballroom

Registration begins in October – Seating is limited!
Enjoy an evening with other members of the community who share your passion to support the many disadvantaged children in Kenosha County.

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Our History

In the early 1930’s during the Great Depression, founder Ralph S. Kingsley and a small group of prominent businessmen and industrialists saw a serious need for assistance in the Kenosha area. Together they founded “Christmas Basket Fund,” later renamed The Goodfellows to help families in need, particularly during Christmas time. Over the years, as the need increased, The Goodfellows expanded the fundraising effort to include the Kenosha community at large. Today the Kenosha Christmas Charities, Inc. is made up of many local businesses and organizations to help Kenosha families in need.

Little Boy in Cute Hood
"Those who contribute to the less fortunate recognize that man is a fragile creature buffeted by the winds of fate. Behind the mirth and merriment of the Kenosha Christmas Charities is a sensitivity to the human condition and the realization that donating to the disadvantaged is, indeed, giving of one’s self to one’s self."
"For there are few activities more gratifying than serving humanity. To be a Goodfellow is to strive for understanding and to enjoy giving."
–Howard J. Brown
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