We celebrated 46 years of gift giving here at Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc., (CFSM) with Operation Good Cheer 2017. And what a fantastic year it was! We partnered with 75 agencies to fulfill Christmas wish lists for 6,453 of Michigan’s foster care children.
We are so thankful for our awesome donors and volunteers for making this a fantastic year. On December 1, 2017 more than 19,000 gifts provided by donor groups, families and individuals were unloaded and sorted by hundreds of volunteers at Oakland County International Airport. 27 trucking companies volunteered their services and semi-trucks to pick up gifts and deliver them to designated drop-off sites. Throughout the day, hundreds of volunteers met at Pentastar Aviation’s hangar to unload the gifts and sort them for delivery the next day.
On December 2, 2017, Spirit of Good Cheer flight was in full swing. Volunteer pilots diligently made their journeys across the state to deliver thousands of gifts to their destinations. Over 265 flights were completed to 26 airports. Volunteer truck drivers also drove throughout the day to ensure every last present on board was delivered to participating agency volunteers, eagerly awaiting their arrival.
Thank you everyone, for all of your hard work and making Operation Good Cheer 2017 possible and a huge success!