Charituesday: Horatio Williams Foundation vs Courage For Cures


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 3/1/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 3/8/16 AT 9 A.M.)

 

Horatio Williams Foundation:

The Horatio Williams Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 by passionate and great leader who always wanted to find a way to give A “SECOND CHANCE”. Our goal is to be lifelong vehicles to helping children become leaders. Our teamwork approach requires every participant to develop trust, build integrity, and give as a servant to our community, while participating in our events and programs. Through this end we set goals that are attainable both individually and with teammates. It is clear to us at HWF that changing the lives of our children can change the world. Leadership development can build children of high character, who lead, preserve, overcome adversity and function as productive/effective members of our society. We are helping change the world; one child at a time and we accept the challenge.

 

Julian Boivin Courage For Cure Foundation:

The Julian Boivin Courage for Cures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that exists to raise awareness and badly needed funds to arm kids with a fighting chance against the deadliest pediatric brain cancers. We seek out and support the most progressive partnerships and research dedicated to finding cures for devastating brain tumors like Julian’s brain stem glioma, also known as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas or DIPG.

To keep administrative fees to a minimum, Courage for Cures is completely volunteer-based so that your contribution supports those working to find breakthroughs in a field that falls short in attention and funding. Our hope is that we can play even a small role in putting an end to the most unacceptable words a family can receive: “no curable measures.”

 

Looks For Less: Save $230 with our Vista Sofa & Loveseat

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 comfortable sofa & loveseat but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Vista Sofa & Loveseat are right for you. Compared to this similar style from Overstock, our Vista Sofa saves you $219! ‪#‎LooksForLess‬

The Vista collection features flared arms, fixed back cushions, loose seat cushions, tapered feet and durable frame construction. You’ll love coming home and relaxing on the Vista collection after a long day of work!

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

 

What does your sleep position say about you?

According to The Better Sleep Council, the way a person sleeps can indicate their personality traits. From the Free Fall to the Starfish, learn more about each position and gain new insight.

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FREE FALL POSITION – People who lie on their bellies with arms under or wrapped around a pillow with head turned to the side make up 7% of the population studied. Free fallers are brash, outgoing, and are very uncomfortable with criticism.

STARFISH POSITION –  5% of sleepers lie on their backs with arms up near their head or the pillow. These people are good listeners, helpful, and are uncomfortable being the center of attention. Starfish sleepers are more likely to snore and suffer from a poor night’s sleep more often.

LOG POSITION – The study showed 15% of people sleep like a log. Log sleepers rest on their side with both arms down. They are usually social, easygoing people who are trusting, sometimes to the point of being gullible.

SOLDIER POSITION – 8% of people lie on their backs with arms down and close to the body. These soldier sleepers are said to be reserved, quiet, unfussy, and hold themselves and others to a high standard. They typically have a higher likelihood for snoring due to the flat-back position, which may not cause them to wake up often but may result in a less restful night’s sleep.

FETUS POSITION – This is the most common position, according to a Better Sleep Council study.  41% of participants sleep in this curled-up manner. Women are twice as likely to rest like this. These fetus-sleepers are said to have a tough exterior but are still sensitive and may appear to be shy but warm up quickly.

YEARNER POSITION – This is a side-lying position with both arms out in front of the body; 13% of participants sleep like this. Yearners are noted to be open-minded but still cynical, suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made.

We spend nearly 3,000 hours per year sleeping! Make sure you’re spending that time on the perfect mattress. Shop Gardner-White’s mattress selection (http://www.gardner-white.com/mattresses) today and start getting your Best Sleep.

For more on The Better Sleep Council or these sleep positions, click here

 Image & Article Source: http://www.beautyrest.com/get-your-beautyrest/articles/what-your-sleep-position-says-about-you/

 

 

Charituesday: Crossroads For Youth vs. Angels’ Place


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 2/16/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 2/23/16 AT 9 A.M.)

 

Crossroads For Youth:

Crossroads for Youth is a private 24-hour non-profit treatment center offering residential programs for at-risk and abused and neglected youth. Believing all youth are at risk, Crossroads for Youth strengthens families and youth with skills and tools so they become valued contributors in their communities. The heart of our mission is that every child deserves a chance. Every child or teen who participates in a Crossroads For Youth program, receives a personalized treatment plan, that includes individual, group and family therapy sessions, along with specialized therapy programs.Crossroads for Youth offers premier programs that give children and teens exactly what they need. For some, a place to feel safe and cared for. For some, a place to learn how to succeed in life. For others, an opportunity to overcome the past. We reach out to at-risk and disadvantaged youth and their families from all over Michigan through our residential, day-treatment and community-based services.We utilize a proven therapeutic model combining Choice Theory and Adventure Based Experiential Learning techniques built on a foundation of trauma-informed care. We empower youth so that they can learn how to evaluate their own behavior and actions in order to make thoughtful decisions in their lives, while also facilitating emotional and psychological healing. Our beautiful 320-acre, wooded main campus provides an ideal environment from which to offer a wide variety of programming. It is amazing what kids discover about themselves when they are given the opportunity to disconnect from technology.

 

Angels’ Place:

Angels’ Place, a non-profit organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities since 1992, offers a vibrant community of opportunity and hope.  With a model of care designed to endure a lifetime, residential and community-based services offer families an element of relief from the ever pressing question; “who will care for my child when I am no longer here to do so?”  Angels’ Place was founded as an answer to that question.  Today we have 20 homes in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County.

Angels’ Place homes offer a Christian family environment of love and compassion, an atmosphere of acceptance, dignity, well-being and the potential for personal growth and independence. As the needs of the individuals Angels’ Place serves evolve and grow, and funding cuts threaten the very fabric of our care, the individuals who receive our services today and the over 300 people on our waitlist who hope to receive services tomorrow, all are relying on a community who gets involved.  Despite cuts we’ve maintained our level of service because of donations and volunteer participation.

 

Looks For Less: Save $219 with our Cosmo Sofa!

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 comfortable sofa but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Cosmo Sofa is right for you. Compared to this similar style from Wayfair, our Cosmo Sofa saves you $219! ‪#‎LooksForLess‬

The Cosmo collection is perfect for those looking for contemporary, clean lines that flow with virtually any room style. The soft, cozy, seal-colored fabric contrasts the crisp, modern lines of the solid wood framework, making this collection a vibrant choice.

Measurements:
Sofa: 96″W x 38″D x 41″H

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

 

Looks For Less: Save $399 with our Gaylord Sectional!

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 comfortable sectional but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Gaylord Sectional is right for you. Compared to this similar style from Wayfair, our Gaylord Sectional saves you $399! ‪#‎LooksForLess‬

The Gaylord Collection is an incredibly lush set of furniture. The earthy tone of the fabric ties together any room, while the contemporary accenting pillows add just the right amount of flair. This sectional features deep seating, thick cushions and cozy fabric.

Measurements:
RAF Sofa: 80″W x 40″D x 40″H (top of cushion)
LAF Chaise: 40″W x 80″D x 40″H (top of cushion)

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

 

Are You Ready for the Big Game?

Whether you’re having a small gathering or throwing a huge party, here are some tips to prepare you for your Big Game entertaining:

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Serve the Right Snacks.

Having lots of appetizer options will keep your guests satisfied from kick-off to the end of the celebration. Some recipes that are sure to be crowd pleasers (from CookingChannelTV.com & Delish.com) are Skirt Steak Quesadillas, Slow-Cooker Cheese Dip, Chipotle-Lime Chicken Wings, Mini Italian Club Sandwiches and Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos. Just click the item to see the recipe.

Have Comfortable Seating.

As a host, you want to make sure that every guest feels like they have the best seat in the house to watch the game. Some great options are reclining sofas or for lots of extra seating try a sectional.

 Keep the Drinks Flowing.

Nothing goes better with appetizers and football than a nice cold drink. Besides the typical beer and mixed drinks, it’s important to think about non-alcoholic options as well. A fun “mocktail” drink to serve is the Ginger Fizz. See the recipe here.

 Be Prepared for Overnight Guests

Sometimes the game goes late or your guests might party a little too hard. Whatever the case, it’s a good idea to have a guest bedroom ready. Make sure they are comfortable with a new mattress.

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Plus, buy before Saturday at 9:00 p.m. and you’ll have your furniture in time for the Big Game. Only Gardner-White has “same day” and evening delivery options to make getting ready for game night just a little bit easier.