On December 1st, Old Newsboys volunteers sold newspapers called “Lansing Spoof Journal” to help provide shoes and boots for children in need. Each year the effort has grown. Old Newsboys helps thousands of family throughout Michigan.
93-year-old Fred Klethe was one of them and he put his santa suit selling newspapers in the Goodrich Market.Fred likes to help Old Newsboys raise money for children and he said it is something he has done for many years.
Lansing State Journal produced the latest Lansing Spoof Journal, which is a significant fund raiser for Old Newsboys. The group has given children shoes and boots since 1924.
“Last year we took care about 5,000 children in the Lansing area. This year’s goal is about 4,000. And that would be more to do it.This newspaper raises $140,000 to $150,000 from people in the community to support this effort and it’s really important. We are always happy to provide this paper because people like it and help children”, Mickey Hirten, LSJ Executive editor said.