Volunteer with Operation Good Cheer

Thank you for your interest in Operation Good Cheer. For the Oakland County Blog’s latest edition of Operation Good Cheer, see here.

Operation Good Cheer is celebrating 46 years of making Christmas wishes come true. The volunteer Christmas gift-giving program began in 1971 when a group of generous individuals gathered to wrap, organize, and deliver Christmas gifts to children in need. The program was started by Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc. to make a difference in the lives of children who reside in foster care.

Donors purchase and wrap Christmas gifts from a child’s “wish list.” The gifts are gathered and transported by volunteer trucking companies to Oakland County International Airport. Pilots and drivers then transport these gifts to airports across Michigan. Agency volunteers organize the gifts and deliver them to children.


Operation Good Cheer is in need of volunteer pilots and planes, big or small. Nearly 19,000 gifts will be delivered to 26 Michigan airports with 6,200 foster children counting on you for delivery on December 1st and 2nd. For more information, or to register as a volunteer pilot or ground crew member, visit: www.oakgov.com/airport by November 17th. It is good to be blessed, but better to be a blessing.

Additional ways to help – Donations are gladly accepted for: wrapping paper, bows, tape, shipping labels, paper or large clear plastic bags, and food.

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