Look for Less: Ultra Comfortable Grey Sofa

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Ultra comfortable? Check. Neutral grey upholstery? Check. Classic design? Check. Free coordinating toss pillows? Check. Extremely affordable? Double check. Our brand new Claire Sofa fulfills everything you are looking for in a sofa and more! This grey sofa from Crate and Barrel looks similar, but it’s a whopping $800 more expensive and doesn’t come with toss pillows.

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Gardner-White to Close on Thanksgiving

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Auburn Hills, Mich. — Gardner-White Furniture announced today that their stores will be closed all of Thanksgiving Day this year. Bucking a national trend of stores opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day, Gardner-White today announced that it’s Black Friday deals will become available on Friday.

“We at Gardner-White think that spending Thanksgiving Day with your family is one of those cherished and time-honored traditions that deserves to be upheld. I, along with all the other members of the Gardner-White team, will enjoy the day off and will spend it with my loved ones” said Rachel Tronstein, President. “As a family owned and operated business since 1912, we are choosing to remain closed on Thanksgiving to not only honor our staff, but our customers as well so they too can spend more time with their families.”

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, November 28, all 11 Gardner White stores will re-open for Black Friday.

For a list of store hours and Black Friday deals, please visit, www.gardner-white.com.

ABOUT GARDNER-WHITE
Gardner-White Furniture has been a Michigan owned-and-operated furniture company since 1912. Gardner-White’s mission is to offer value-conscious consumers with excellent service and selection.
Gardner-White has expanded and innovated significantly in the past three years. In 2012, Gardner-White expanded operations and moved into a state-of-the-art 450,000 square foot distribution center in Auburn Hills. In 2013, Gardner-White became the first furniture company to offer same-day delivery to its customers.

Who Won Double the Donation this Charituesday?

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One charity won $500 and the other charity won $1,000 from Gardner-White this Charituesday! So did OLHSA or St. Vincent De Paul get the most votes to receive double the donation?

The winner this week is…

St. Vincent De Paul with 133 votes! Congratulations!

Also a huge thank you and congratulations to OLHSA — they received 81 votes and will also get a $500 gift certificate from Gardner-White!

Thank you to both organizations – they do tremendous things for the people who live in our community. We tip our hats to you!

To learn more about both organizations, click here.

Sit & Chat with Rachel T: Donating to Detroit Firefighters

Last month, when we saw a story from Ronnie Dahl at WXYZ about the abhorrent condition of furniture within Detroit fire stations, we had to step in. We are not talking slightly worn furniture with retro flair. We’re talking about chairs bolstered by milk crates, relics from the 1940s with exposed nails, and the item I personally found the most inexcusable – a recliner that stank of cat urine. This was not the way for a community to show its appreciation for the men and women, fire fighters and medics, that work tirelessly to keep Detroit safe, and play an integral role in our city’s renaissance.

As a first step, we at Gardner-White donated more than $10,000 worth of merchandise to outfit Detroit Fire Department Squad 5, which is located at Livernois and Curtis. This squad was just reopened this year and serves more than 20 square miles of Detroit. Even in the short time we were there, these guys were in and out responding to calls continuously. The team from the barbershop across the street even came out applauding, and shared with us how hard Squad 5 works, and how desperately they need a comfortable place to rest.

Inspired by this, Ronnie Dahl from WXYZ and the Suite Dreams team held a campaign to raise funds for other Detroit fire stations. What’s great and unique about our community is that we always step up and band together in times of need, this time raising $11,782, which was doubled by Gardner-White with a matching dollar-for-dollar commitment. We were able to deliver almost $24,000 worth of furniture to Detroit fire stations.

This was easily my favorite day on the job. These guys clearly take pride in their stations – I’ve never seen such neat restrooms. Also, when you look at a fire crew or medic coming back from a job, they’re clearly beat! I’m exhausted and I’m just sitting at a desk or walking a sales floor, this work is 100x more physically draining, making rest all the more important. Also, I’ve never seen such an appreciative bunch, who clearly go above and beyond daily. In my short couple of hours, I saw the members of one squad do their daily check-in on an elderly gentleman next door who doesn’t have any family in the area, and another squad get all the kids coming from school out of the streets and into their homes when they heard of a police chase in the area. There is no doubt in my mind that without these guys, our city doesn’t stand a chance.

And on a lighter note, a dining tip – the final squad we visited was a 4700 Fort Street. I loved this, as you could see the site of the original Gardner White from 1912 just down the block. Hands down, this squad makes the best chili and pico de gallo in Detroit. Find yourself an invitation!

— Rachel T., Gardner-White President

Transform Your Home with Fabulous Fall Décor

Nothing gets us more excited here at Gardner-White than FALL! Pumpkins, apple orchards, hot cider and donuts, changing leafs and amazing home décor — what’s not to love? Get into the fall spirit with us! Check out these quick and easy things you can do to transform your home with these autumnal touches:

1. Fill lanterns with candles and pumpkins to dress up your porch. When it comes time for Christmas, simply replace the pumpkins with shiny non-breakable ornaments!

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2. Want the feeling of fall all year round? Check out our Mia Collection. The plush throw pillows in burnt orange and chocolate brown will keep you cozy.

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3. Dress up your home with DIY leaf candle holders. It’s as easy as Modge-Podging faux leafs onto the inside of mason jars and finishing them off with some decorative string and flameless LED candles!

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4. Our Odelia Collection is the perfect pumpkin color. Add a pop of fall in your living room with this collection.

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5. Instead of carving a pumpkin, paint your monogram on one! We’re obsessed with this pretty DIY glitter monogram pumpkin. Once you’re done, don’t forget to enter your pumpkin into our contest — you could win your choice of one of our 50 Rooms for free!

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Do you have a fabulous fall décor idea? We want to hear about it! Post a comment below or post a photo on our Facebook page. Happy fall!

Charituesday: OLHSA & St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

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This week’s Charituesday benefits not only one deserving charitable organization, but two! Both the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency AND St. Vincent de Paul Detroit will be receiving $500 Gardner-White gift certificates to use for community members in need. Here’s the best part; the organization with the most votes on our Gardner-White Facebook poll will DOUBLE their prize to $1,000!

About the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency

Empowering people to succeed has been at the heart of OLHSA, A Community Action Agency, since 1964.

They work with residents of all ages in Oakland and Livingston Counties to create meaningful change and real opportunities for success. OLHSA (Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency) is a 501(c)(3) and they rely on private donations, grants, federal, local and state funding to fuel their mission. They help people and change lives every day.

Learn more about OLHSA here.

About St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

For more than 130 years, St. Vincent de Paul has been privileged to provide critical support to residents of Lapeer, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne Counties who are hurting. Through their hands-on charitable work, they’ve been a vital part of the community, offering food assistance, emergency support and disaster relief services to help enhance the lives of the less fortunate in our region.

Through their network of thrift stores, our dental clinic and their community outreach programs, they offer direct assistance to more than 305,000 families annually.

Learn more about St. Vincent de Paul Detroit here.

How You Can Help

Visit the Gardner-White poll here, and vote for your favorite charity once per day. Gardner-White will donate a $500 gift certificate to both the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency and St. Vincent de Paul Detroit. We will donate an additional $500 for a grand total of $1,000 to the organization that gets the most votes. Check back next week to see which organization will get the bonus!

Who Won Double the Donation this Charituesday?

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Congratulations to the Macomb County Warming Center! We will be sending them double the donation of $1,000 this Charituesday. Another congratulations to Latino Family Services — they will also receive a $500 gift certificate from Gardner-White as a thank you for participating.

To learn more about these amazing charities, visit our blog here. Stay tuned — next Charituesday the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency and St. Vincent De Paul will be going head to head to win double the donation from Gardner-White!

Meet Jena Irene Asciutto at Brighton’s Grand Opening!

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Gardner-White Furniture, a Michigan owned-and-operated furniture company, is expanding in Southeast Michigan with a brand new store in Brighton opening in October.

Located at 8393 Grand River Road, the 30,000 square-foot retail store will provide more than 30 new jobs to the area.

Gardner-White Brighton is hosting a family-friendly grand opening celebration on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. A highlight of the event will be a special appearance by Jene Irene Asciutto. American Idol Fans will get the opportunity to meet, take photos and get autographs from Jena Irene Asciutto, who was a finalist in last year’s Idol competition. Asciutto, who is currently working on her first album which will include her “Idol” hit, “We Are One,” which she performed on the program.

Other highlights include a performance by the Brighton High School Marching Band and Pep Squad, free food/refreshments, activities for children, and giveaways on the hour, every hour from 11am until 9pm. These giveaways include a 65″ TV, Roku Players, Xbox Bundles, gift cards and more.

“We are very excited to expand our presence in Southeast Michigan to eleven stores with the addition of this new Brighton location,” said Rachel Tronstein, President, Gardner-White Furniture. “We look forward to being a part of this vibrant community, and we are dedicated to providing the exceptional quality furniture, value, style and service that has been the foundations of our company since 1912.”

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014  ·  10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

·  10:00 a.m. – Grand Opening

·  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Jene Irene meet and greet

WHERE: Gardner-White Brighton, 8393 Grand River Road, Brighton, Mich. 48116

This location with feature the latest in bedding and new sleep technology from Serta, Simmons, and Tempurpedic. Additionally, this store will have Gardner-White’s full assortment of living rooms, dining tables, and bedrooms. The store also includes an Outlet which features special purchase buys and one-of-a-kind products at deep discounts.

For more information about Gardner-White Furniture’s Brighton Grand Opening, visit www.gardner-white.com.

Look for Less: Light Leather Sofa

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Need to lighten up your home décor but not eager to drop a pretty penny to achieve your dream look? Our Talin Collection can brighten up your living room without breaking the bank. Our Talin Sofa is not only modern and comfortable, but it’s only $499. Compared to this similar sofa from Macy’s, that’s a $900 savings. With that you could buy the matching Talin Loveseat and Talin Chair and still have money left over!

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Look for Less: Modular Leather Sectional

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Are you the type of person that is constantly rearranging the living room furniture? A modular sectional has your name written all over it. Mix and match the pieces, plus add practical features like consoles with cupholders and hidden storage. The best part? When you buy our Bartek Modular Leather Sectional, you get three corner pieces, two armless chairs and two storage consoles with cupholders to arrange and rearrange as you wish for only $1,799! That’s a $1,200 savings over this similar modular sectional from Macy’s.

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