Donate Blood & Be A Hero

Have you ever heard of “XMEN Syndrome?” Despite the heroic sounding name it’s far from a fun time, and yet another reason why donating blood is SO important. Find out more about it here:

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Remember, we will be hosting a blood drive TODAY (8/31/16) until 7:45pm at our Auburn Hills, Canton, Macomb, Warren, Waterford and Taylor locations! Brighton will be hosting one as well until 7:15pm. We hope to see you there.

Gardner-White Job Fair – September 8th! On the Spot Hiring!

THE FUTURE’S BRIGHT AT GARDNER-WHITE
September 8, 2016
IT’S ON!  WE’RE LAUNCHING A MASSIVE FULL EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE WITH ON THE SPOT HIRING

Gardner-White Furniture’s explosive growth has left us with plenty of great positions to fill. On Thursday, September 8, 2016, Gardner-White recruiters will be interviewing applicants at four store locations. If you have experience, skill, drive and a desire to be part of a winning team- we’re talking to you.09-08-16_JobFair

Jobs are available at select Gardner-White locations, including the Auburn Hills distribution center. Gardner-White is hiring to support growth, both at new stores and in current locations.  Metro Detroiters have been receptive to Gardner-White’s value proposition; therefore staff is needed to support increased demand.

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 in the Midwest to offer same-day delivery to its customers.

The majority of available jobs are for sales associates. Gardner-White will hire candidates who possess passion and commitment to excellence. New salespeople will attend three weeks of PAID professional training.

Gardner-White sales associates have unlimited salary potential. Average sales income is $52,000 annually, with top earners at over $100,000 annually. Gardner-White offers paid training, an affordable benefit package including health, dental, vision, flex spending account, voluntary life insurance, short and long term disability, along with the option of 401K investing.

The job fair will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2016.  Gardner-White will conduct on-the-spot interviews at select locations. Candidates should come equipped with a resume, identification, and be prepared for two interviews, and a potential job offer.

Recruitment Drive Details:

Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 10am – 7pm at participating Gardner-White locations:

Auburn Hills store: 4445 N. Atlantic Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326 – (248) 481-2108

Canton store: 39453 Ford Rd, Canton, MI 48187 – (734)844-3190

Southfield store: 21100 W. 8 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075 – (248) 357-1380

14 Mile store: 4400 E. 14 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48092 – (586) 826-8300

Looks For Less: Save $1,700 with our Hamilton Queen Bed!

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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 bed but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Hamilton Queen Bed is right for you. Compared to this similar style from Target, our Hamilton Bed saves you $1,700! #LooksForLess‬

Stylish and classic, the Hamilton Queen Bed set adds elegance to every room with its a dark cherry semi-gloss finish and silver brushed knobs. All pieces are dust proof and constructed with French Dovetail in the front and English Dovetail in the back. Corner blocked reinforcements and drawer stops ensure ease of use while the optional storage rails offer an abundance of space.

Measurements
Queen Storage Bed: 76.75″W x 87″D x 58″H

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

Healthy Meals for a Working Mom by Kim Adams

mom-cooking-dinner-with-son_eobtfh“What’s for dinner mom?”  Its the question all moms, especially working moms dread.   With sporting activities, household chores, plus the regular workload, cooking dinner can be one of the most challenging parts of the day.  But it doesn’t have to be if you follow a few simple rules, and a little bit of discipline.

PLAN IT OUT

1.  Try and cook a full meal at least 2-3 times a week.   Keep it simple!   A protein, vegetable and maybe rice. Don’t worry about complicated recipes. I’ve spent all day cooking a meal only to have my kids turn their noses up.  But the 30 minute baked chicken with steamed veggies gets gobbled up in minutes. In our house we also sit down at the table as a family at least 3 times a week. I learn more about my kids during dinner than I could ever imagine.

2.  Brinner!  Once a week we have breakfast for dinner. Eggs,  homemade waffles, bacon are all perfectly fine choices. This is usually my “the meeting ran over and I’m running late”  weeknight meals. It’s also my kids favorite night.

3.   The other one or two nights a week we either do pizza with salad, or a family night out.    As a mom you have to be kind to yourself. As long as you’re providing healthy, home cooked meals at least a few times a week I say bravo!!!

4.  Many of my mom friends spend their Sundays planning meals and doing food prep for the week ahead. I do this on occasion and it really does make the weekday meals so much easier. However, sometimes our weekends are busier than the weekdays.   If it works for your family, I say try it.  If not, the crock pot is always a viable option for fast, easy meals!

FORGET THE MICROWAVE

Warming up leftovers can’t be avoided. But you can take a few extra minutes and reheat food in the oven. Food reheated this way simply tastes more like when it was first cooked.

HEALTHY FOOD IN A BOX

If you really don’t have time to get to the grocery store each week, there is another option.  Companies like Blue Apron, or Hello Fresh will deliver all the ingredients you need for healthy meals straight to your front door. Typically you get enough fresh food for 3 meals that feed 2-4 people. I will be honest, I haven’t tried this option yet. But a few of my friends have and they love it. The food is very fresh, but it will cost a bit more than your local grocery store. However, knowing your children are getting healthy meals and not having to frantically gather ingredients at the grocery store, might just be worth it!

Kim Adams

#Charituesday – The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit vs. Mothers Against Drunk Driving


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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 8/23/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 8/30/16 AT 10 A.M.)

 

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit
The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. At work in Michigan since 1887, it provides a wide range of services including emergency food assistance, emergency shelter, after-school programming, youth mentoring, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Volunteers are essential to helping the charity ‘Do the Most Good’ for neighbors in need throughout metro Detroit. The Salvation Army seeks volunteers for:
Bell ringers for Christmas Red Kettle campaign
Christmas toy shops
Bed & Bread (feeding) program
After school programs
Day camps
Music instruction
Food pantries
Clean-up & maintenance projects
Letter carriers food drive (May)

To learn more about volunteering as a bell ringer, please visit www.ringbell.org. For more about general volunteer opportunities, visit www.salmich.org.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Volunteers are always needed in all areas, e.g., administration, marketing/outreach, fundraising, victim services, drunk driving and underage drinking prevention.

Back To School Bedtimes with Kim Adams

I have a confession. Total honesty here.   As much as I love my 5 kids, there are days I cannot wait for them to go to bed. There I said it…..and if you’re a parent I guarantee you’re nodding your head in agreement.  Long summer days are fantastic and filled with so much fun. But at 9pm when the sun is still shining, the last thing my little ones want todo is go to bed. If the sun is awake, so are they.

But now that summer is quickly coming to an end, so are those late nights catching fireflies until 10 o’clock. If you want your kids back on a sleep schedule before school starts, now is the time. About 2-3 weeks before school begins, I start putting my kids to bed 5-10 minutes earlier each night.   By the first week of school, my kids are in bed by 8:30pm (well usually). Here are a few more ideas that have worked for my family and hopefully will yours too!bedtime

1.  BEDTIME ROUTINES

This is a non-negotiable in my house. Bath, story, song, bed….in that order nearly every night (ok sometimes we skip the bath).  But I do find that if my children know the order we do things, it helps them prepare mentally for going to bed. Although some nights we have to push back bed times because of various commitments, I do my best to keep a consistent bedtime. Perhaps an hour later on the weekends, but no more than that if possible.

2. NO SCREEN TIME 30 MINS BEFORE BED

My kids fight me on this tooth and nail. But all electronics must be turned off at least 30 minutes before bed. I go one step further and make my older children bring their cell phones into my room to be charged at night. That removes the temptation of checking social media or those quick midnight snapchats (I know I know, mean mommy).

3. CREATE A QUIET ENVIRONMENT 

A child’s bedroom should be a quiet, comfortable place to relax.  If there’s one thing I recommend investing in, its a great mattress. You know how you feel after a night on a horrible hotel mattress?  A child is no different.  A comfortable, high quality mattress can make your child sleep better and in turn do better at school. Several studies have shown a direct correlation between a lack of sleep and lower test scores. The National Sleep Foundation suggests 5-12 year olds need 10-11 hours of sleep every day.

Kim Adams

Looks for Less: Save $568 on our Lebaron Dining 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 dining set but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Lebaron Dining Set is right for you. Compared to this similar style from Overstock, our Lebaron Set saves you $568 right now with our Anniversary Sale! ‪This is the last day to get it at this price! #LooksForLess‬

The dark brown wood provides a durable and stunning collection pieces. Matching side chairs have a beautiful crossed design that will stand out in your dining room. Upholstered cushions are on the chairs and bench to provide comfort and style.

Measurements
Dining Table: 66″W x 42″D x 30″H
Side Chair: 18″W x 21.3″D x 38″H
Butterfly Leaf: 18″

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

#Charituesday – Sphinx Organization vs. Detroit Public Schools Foundation


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

 

Sphinx Organization
The Sphinx Organization works to create positive change in the arts field and in communities across the country through a variety of programs organized into four main principles: Education & Access, Artist Development, Performing Artists and Arts Leadership. Two of these programs are Sphinx Overture and SphinxConnect. Sphinx Overture provides free violins and lessons to elementary students in Detroit and Flint. SphinxConnect is the epicenter for artists and leaders in diversity, a convening in Detroit that will bring together musicians of color, industry leaders, students, diversity advocates, and more. Through these and many other programs, Sphinx is constantly striving to accomplish its missions of transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts!

Volunteers are needed to recruit social media supporters through Facebook and Twitter.

Detroit Public Schools Foundation
The DPS Foundation raises money to support supplemental programs within the schools. Grants are provided to teachers and schools to purchase technology, supplies, etc. Additionally, they fund field trips, offer college scholarships, support special master classes and unique projects in the classroom.