This documentary tells the story of the "Old Newsboys Goodfellow Fund of Detroit", whose primary mission each year is to provide needy children with Christmas presents. Founded in 1914, the fund was comprised of former newsboys. Most of them had risen from impoverished childhoods to become men of means and influence during Detroit's great auto boom of the early 20th century. These men believed strongly in the "American Dream" and sought to give something back to the city they loved. The Christmas season provided an opportunity to give to children a bit of the holiday experience that they themselves had missed.