#Charituesday – Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan vs. Hope For Hearts


Join us in participating with this week’s #Charituesday contest!  We’ve chosen two non-profit organizations from the Fox 2 Gift Giving Guide for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White!  No matter what, both organizations will receive at least a $500 gift certificate to Gardner-White – however – the winning organization will receive a $1,000 gift certificate!  Vote for your favorite organization below and join us by donating benefit to our community. #GWCommunityHelp

(VOTE ONCE PER DAY FROM 1/17/17 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 1/24/17 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan

 

 

 

 

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1993 and serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3)hands on , all member volunteer organization whose purpose is to clothe, feed, educate and comfort children and adults through community-based programs. The biggest outreach of the year is a program called Operation School Bell in which school children in need are given the clothes they
need for school.

During our school distributions we need people to help service the children, load and unload the trucks which contain clothing.

Hope For Hearts

 

 

 

 

Hope For Heart’s mission is to raise funds for research, treatment and support for the children and their families affected by Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs). Our goal is to work closely with Children’s Hospital of Michigan donating funds for specific research and provide Hope for families of CHD survivors and comfort to those whose loved ones have lost their battles. Additionally, and most important-inform the public of symptoms of CHD and possibly save lives.

We always need help at their events; our Annual craft and vendor show and our Annual Dinner and Silent Auction. We appreciate help in setting up, serving lunch, 50/50 raffles, working our silent auction table, helping at our awareness table selling our cook book, annual calendar or t-shirts. A big area we always need help in is soliciting for donations for our auction items and finding Table sponsors or Corporate sponsors.

Gardner-White Hosts Blood Drive Near You on January 19th!

There is a significant need for blood & platelet donors right now. Patients are depending on us. Just one pint of blood can save up to three lives. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.™

Gardner-White is sponsoring a blood drive near you on Thursday, January 19, 2017:

As a token of our appreciation, all participants will receive a certificate for $50 off their next purchase at any Gardner-White. Plus, each store will have a drawing in which one participant will receive a $500 Gardner-White gift certificate.

How do I know if I am eligible to donate at the blood drive?

You must be in good health, be at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 110 pounds. You will also need to pass physical and health history reviews prior to donating. There is no upper age limit on your ability to donate. Conditions that require a temporary deferral are pregnancy, travel to certain parts of the world, inoculations, some health conditions and certain medications.

Call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org to get answers to specific eligibility questions you may have. Final eligibility is determined by medical professionals at the time of donation.

Can I schedule an appointment?

The American Red Cross has convenient appointment scheduling online. Just click this link and choose the Gardner-White location & time that is best for you. Make sure you click “Show More Blood Drives on This Date” at the bottom of the list to see all of the Gardner-White blood drive locations. You can also call 1-800-REDCROSS to set up your appointment.

#Charituesday – A Hand Up Community Action Agency vs. ALSAC/St. Jude


Join us in participating with this week’s #Charituesday contest!  We’ve chosen two non-profit organizations from the Fox 2 Gift Giving Guide for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White!  No matter what, both organizations will receive at least a $500 gift certificate to Gardner-White – however – the winning organization will receive a $1,000 gift certificate!  Vote for your favorite organization below and join us by donating benefit to our community. #GWCommunityHelp

(VOTE ONCE PER DAY FROM 1/03/17 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 1/10/17 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

A Hand Up Community Action Agency

A Hand Up Community Action Agency has been in existence since 2012. The agency was created to assist individuals that have experienced or is suffering trauma. The agency provides services to assist those with counseling, and immediate needs (tangible items.)

ALSAC/St. Jude

 

 

 

 

 

ALSAC is the fundraising & awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Its sole mission is to raise the funds and awareness necessary to operate and maintain the hospital. Our success means families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

ALSAC is in need of volunteers throughout the year to assist at our numerous fundraising and awareness events for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Looks for Less: Save hundreds on our Ulta Bedroom Set!

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Sometimes our busy lives prevent us from shopping for the best deal. That’s why at Gardner-White we decided to do the shopping for you. If you’re looking for a stylish bedroom set but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Ulta Bedroom Set is right for you. Compared to this similar style from Potterybarn, you can get our Ulta Bedroom Set + a 32″ LED-TV for the same price as the Potterybarn bed! It won’t last at this price for long! #LooksForLess‬

Right now, get our Ulta Bedroom set for just $999 as part of our 50 Rooms under $1000 steal! You get:
– Bed
– Dresser
– Mirror
– Chest
– Nightstand
Plus, as an added value you get your choice of one of the following – available exclusively at Gardner-White:
– 32″ Insignia LED-TV from Best Buy® or
– $125 Target® GiftCard or
– $200 of additional furniture!

The Ulta Collection has a stylish black finish that compliments the collection’s simplistic design. The collection is constructed with hardwoods, veneers and brushed silver hardware. This furniture will fit into any existing decor with ease.

Measurements
Queen Bed: 67.5″W x 85.5″D x 50″H
Dresser & Mirror: 57.25″W x 18″D x 77″H
Chest: 31.5″W x 18″D x 47.5″H
Nightstand: 23.75″W x 17.75″D x 26″H

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

#Charituesday – Penrickton Center for Blind Children vs. Easterseals Michigan

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Join us in participating with this week’s #Charituesday contest!  We’ve chosen two non-profit organizations from the Fox 2 Gift Giving Guide for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White!  No matter what, both organizations will receive at least a $500 gift certificate to Gardner-White – however – the winning organization will receive a $1,000 gift certificate!  Vote for your favorite organization below and join us by donating benefit to our community. #GWCommunityHelp

(VOTE ONCE PER DAY FROM 12/13/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 12/20/16 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Penrickton Center for Blind Children
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Penrickton Center for Blind Children serves children who are blind and multiply handicapped, including developmental delay, orthopedic problems and seizure disorders. Our center’s mission is unique in that we provide a five-day residential day-care and consultation program to help each child become as independent as possible. Penrickton Center is a non-profit agency that receives no state, federal or United Way funding. There is no charge to the families of the children we serve. All of the money is raised from individuals in the community, service clubs and other groups. We have proudly served blind, multi-handicapped children and the community for over 60 years.

Penrickton Center depends on volunteers to fulfill multiple needs. These include working around the building and grounds with general upkeep such as painting, yard work, etc. Tasks include stuffing mail and educational materials, volunteering at large fundraising events, providing life experiences such as music and horseback riding, and working directly with the children (Following intensive training).

Easterseals Michigan
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Since 1920, Easterseals Michigan has provided service and support to individuals with disabilities and special needs and their families, so they can successfully live, learn, work and play in their communities. With 96 cents of every donated dollar going directly back to Easter Seals Michigan services, donors know they are creating solutions and changing lives for those in need throughout Michigan.

Volunteer opportunities include helping with fundraising events: on-site registration, event set up, clean up, helping children and young adults with disabilities or special needs play baseball, and more.

Adopt A Family at Gardner-White Furniture

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One holiday tradition we have here at Gardner-White Furniture is to help families in need. That’s why, every year, we partner with FOX 2 Detroit and Volunteers of America, Michigan to provide families a happier holiday with Adopt A Family.

Stop into any Gardner-White location and pick a family off the tree to support. Once you have chosen a family, call the Adopt A Family hotline at (248) 353-4862 and enter the reference number on your family card.

There are thousands of families in need in our community. Please lend a helping hand this holiday season by supporting a local family through Adopt A Family.

Find a Gardner-White location here. 

About Adopt A Family
(Taken from the Adopt A Family Website)

The Adopt A Family program has been serving those in need across Michigan since 1993. In the 22-year history of this special program, hope and joy – along with toys, clothing and meals — have been brought to children, seniors and veterans in poverty during the season that is supposed to be the happiest time of the year. In 2014, our community came together and served over 9,000 unique individuals.

Families and individuals apply and are screened for participation. All must demonstrate need (income at no more than 20% above the federal poverty level). Families and individuals must have children younger aged 16 and younger or be above 62 years in age and complete an application at www.adoptafamilymichigan.org

Sponsors (individuals, families, teams, organizations, businesses) adopt families for the holidays. Sponsors provide at least one new toy and one new outfit for each child in the family, as well as a special holiday meal. Many sponsors provide much more!

Say “Hi” to Santa!

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Celebrate the holiday season with Santa. You can visit the “big guy” at any one of our nine locations on Sundays in December (see dates and times below). Feel free to take your own photos or enjoy a complimentary Polaroid. Santa will have treats for guests as well.

#Charituesday – Life Challenge Ministries vs. Detroit PAL

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Join us in participating with this week’s #Charituesday contest!  We’ve chosen two non-profit organizations from the Fox 2 Gift Giving Guide for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White!  No matter what, both organizations will receive at least a $500 gift certificate to Gardner-White – however – the winning organization will receive a $1,000 gift certificate!  Vote for your favorite organization below and join us by donating benefit to our community. #GWCommunityHelp

(VOTE ONCE PER DAY FROM 11/29/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 12/06/16 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Life Challenge Ministries
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Life Challenge Ministries is a residential program for men and women with drug, alcohol and other life-controlling addictions. Affiliated with Teen Challenge USA and its main campus in northwest Detroit for over 50 years, the mission is to help broken people turn from their self-destructive ways, put their faith in God and find new life in Christ. They strive to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balance, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive to return to their families and communities as productive members of society.

Detroit PAL (Police Athletic League)
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With roots dating back to 1969, Detroit PAL is a non-profit organization that positively impacts lives of more than 12,000 children each year. They annually train and certify more than 1,500 volunteers to be encouraging coaches and mentors to the city’s youth. In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs, while providing safe and supportive places for kids to play.

2016-2017 Giving Guide

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Gardner-White and Fox 2 are working for you all year long, but we know we’re part of a bigger community — a giving community.

That’s why we go to work every year to help connect you to the people and agencies who need your help.

At the heart of that effort is The Giving Guide – a book Gardner-White puts together every year with Fox 2.

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Making a difference is easy when you have a copy of the Giving Guide!   We create this guide to be used as tool to help you get more involved.  The book features the needs of more than 100 local charities – what they do, what they need, and how you can help!

You can pick up a Giving Guide at any Gardner-White Furniture Location or get it online, Click here!

We use this guide as part of our #Charituesday contests where we choose two non-profit organizations to go head-to-head on our Facebook poll where you vote for who receives a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White.  Click here to view our #Charituesday videos.

Gardner-White, Fox 2 and 100.3 WNIC invite to you make a holiday connection this year!

Drop off Toys For Tots at our stores!

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At Gardner-White Furniture, we want our community to enjoy and celebrate the holiday season in full, not in part. With all of the giving that the holidays suggest that we do, we take pride in hosting the opportunity for our friends, fans, family and customers to help out those who have less. That’s why we find it important to take part in the annual Toys for Tots toy drive, so that all can have the opportunity to not only receive this holiday season, but for us to give as well.

At all of our stores, you will find a Toys for Tots donation bin, and we encourage you, your friends, and your family to take part in one of the most rewarding opportunities the season brings us.

From the Toys for Tots website:

MISSION:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

GOAL:
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

ACTIVITIES:
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located.  In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign.  Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.