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Miller Canfield Participates in 2006 Goodfellow Doll Program

December 11, 2006

For about two decades the law firm of Miller Canfield has made dressing dolls for the Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit a holiday tradition. This year, attorneys and staff dressed over 200 dolls to be distributed by the Detroit Police Department to girls ages 5 to 11 in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.

The firm’s doll dressing was a team effort and contributes to the more than 13,000 dolls that will be distributed this year. Coordinators in Miller Canfield’s Ann Arbor, Detroit and Troy offices helped distribute and gather the dolls, which were finished in items such as blue jeans and sweaters, or in meticulously knitted or crocheted outfits.

For some, participating in the Goodfellows’ spirit extends beyond the firm’s participation. Miller Canfield attorneys Pete Waldmeir, the in-coming Goodfellows president, Clarence Pozza, Jr., a past president, and Mike Coakley, a member of the board, have been involved in the Goodfellows for nearly 20 years, selling newspapers during the holidays and participating in other fundraisers for the charity.

“No Kiddie Without a Christmas” remains the mission of the Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit, although the Goodfellows “aren’t just for Christmas any more.” To donate, contact the Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit, P.O. Box 44444, Detroit, 48244-0444.

The 350-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, Saginaw, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Naples and Pensacola, Florida, Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, Poland.