#Charituesday – Methodist Children’s Home Society vs. Wayne Metro Community Action Agency

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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 10/04/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 10/11/16 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Methodist Children’s Home Society
45 boys and young men call Methodist Children’s Home Society “home”. MCHS houses and cares for male youth who have been abused or neglected and removed from their families. In addition to housing, they provide trauma-based treatment services and therapies, independent living skills training, and transitional housing services. MCHS also recruits and trains foster and adoptive families and places hundreds of Michigan’s male and female children of all ages into safe havens and forever families.

Methodist Children’s Home Society need enthusiastic and caring people to be tutors and mentors for the boys and young men of The Children’s Village. On top of helping them with homework, volunteers will be asked to be role models and help with motivation in and out of school.

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Wayne Metro’s mission is to empower low-income people and strengthen communities. As the Community Action Agency for Wayne County (43 communities including Detroit), 60 high-quality programs and services operate at sites throughout Wayne County. The agency’s five focus areas include: Youth and Family Educational Services, Homeless and Housing Services, Stability and Life Skills Services, Community and Economic Development, and Basic Needs.

Volunteer opportunities can be found here.

Looks for Less: Save $167 on our Lancelot Dining Table!

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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 Lancelot Dining Table is right for you. Compared to this similar style from Overstock, our Lebaron Set saves you $167 right now with our Employee Discount Sale! ‪This is the last weekend to get it at this price! #LooksForLess‬

Refined elegance is exemplified in the design of the Lancelot Dining Table. A double pedestal base rises to support the clipped-corner rectangular tabletop that features removable leavess.

Measurements
Dining Table: 42″W x 76 – 96″D x 30″H

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

Guess the Score to Win $1000!


9-24-16_GameDay_FB_PostGuess the score of the Lions vs Packers game this Sunday (09/25/16) & you could win a $1000 gift certificate from Gardner-White! Pick the team you think will win & guess the final score. Winner will be contacted via phone & announced on Facebook.  If more than one person guesses correctly, a winner will be at chosen at random.  Guesses must be in by 09/25/16 before 1:00 pm. Good luck!

#Charituesday – The Bonnell Foundation vs. Detroit Institute for Children

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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 9/20/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 9/27/16 AT 10 A.M.)

 

The Bonnell Foundation
The Bonnell Foundation helps parents navigate through a lifetime with cystic fibrosis. They help families financially with college scholarships, money for lung transplants, research donations and medical expenses. We strive to connect families with resources through their CF journey. With our website, Roadmap to CF baskets, medical and academic scholarships, we hope to equip families with a roadmap to guide their way.

Volunteers are needed to help events, do phone work or help via the computer.

Detroit Institute for Children
The Detroit Institute for Children has provided care for special needs children and their families for nearly a century. They have grown to meet the ever-changing needs of this population and provide the highest quality, evidence-based services. They focus on delivering services locally to ease time and transportation constraints. They provide occupational and physical therapy, speech and language pathology, social work and psychological services to special needs children through schools, Head Start and Early Intervention programs in Michigan, primarily Detroit and the metro area. They continuously look for organizations to expand the agency and staff’s reach and capability through strategic partnerships. They treat one child at a time with a commitment to always provide services to Michigan’s most underserved and disadvantaged children.

Volunteers are needed to work with children in specific schools, Head Start and Early Intervention programs. Also, to assist in administrative work at headquarters and help at event.

We Make Furniture Buying Easy! No Credit Needed!

Taking advantage of Gardner-White’s great deals has never been easier. Whether you have perfect credit or have had a few bumps in the road, we have the perfect finance option for you. No credit needed.

Gardner-White Premier Card
The Gardner-White Premier Card offers special financing. You can take up to 84 months to pay with no down payment required. You can combine our low sale prices with the best finance options in town. You don’t have to chose between low payments and low prices. You get it all! Click here to apply or to get more info.

THK_Financial_ColorLogoIf the Premier Card isn’t the right fit for you – no problem. We have a finance option that is ideal for every credit profile, including those with no credit. Gardner-White is proud to offer you the best No Credit Check program in Michigan with THK. Apply with THK Financial and you get:
No Credit Check  No Down Payment  No Application Fee  Flexible Payment Options

You can have the living room, bedroom, dining room or mattress you been waiting for today! Visit any Gardner-White store or click here to learn more and apply.

Looks for Less: Save $700 with our Taffy Sofa with Moveable Chaise

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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 sofa but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Taffy Sofa with Chaise is right for you. Compared to this similar style from Target, our Taffy Sofa with Moveable Chaise saves you $700 right now with our Epic Labor Day Sale! It won’t be at this price for long! #LooksForLess‬

Contemporary design available in capri seafoam blue. Features flared arms, fixed back cushions, loose seat cushions, tapered feet and durable frame construction. Stress joints are corner blocked, glued and secured with staples. Construction also includes no-sag sinuous steel wire seat springs and 1.8 density polyurethane foam cushion cores.

Measurements
Sofa with Floating Ottoman: 90″ x 64″ x 41″

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

Help Reduce Back-to-School Anxiety

Are your kids ready for back to school? Most of us have spent weeks shopping for new clothes, shoes, and a great backpack full of school supplies. But have you prepared your child emotionally? For some kids that first day of school is filled with anxiety.Whether it’s the first day of kindergarten or the first day of high school, not all kids are ready for the stress of a new situation. One of the biggest fears we face as humans is fear of the unknown. Remember your first day on a new job? Will my co-workers like me? Will I understand what to do or where to go? A child experiences the same feelings that first day of school. Here are few ideas to help your child (or even your teenager) cope with the anxiety of back to school.

Practice makes perfect

If this is your child’s first time away from you, try a few trial separations. This is especially true for children of stay at home moms. If your child isn’t used to spending the day away, try a few hours at a grandparents’ house, or even a summer day camp. If your child is starting pre-school and will be gone for 3 hours, try spending a few hours apart before school starts.

Never let them see you cry

I’m sooooo guilty of this one. I cried the first day of pre-school for both my two oldest children. And what happened? They cried too. In part because it was all new for them and it’s scary. But i have to admit, seeing mommy upset didn’t help. So when it was time for #3 to go to school, it was a quick hug and kiss goodbye and off i went… (back to my car to cry my eyes out instead).

Set up play dates

If you’ve had an orientation, try and find the names of one or two classmates before school starts and set up a play date. We all feel better when we walk into a new situation and see a friendly face. Or if your child had already started school, tell the teacher if your child is anxious. My daughter was very shy, so i asked the teacher to sit her next to a very outgoing child that could help her along socially. Ten years later, my daughter and that little girl are still best friends.

Do not be late the first day

Sounds simple, but being rushed can really add to the stress. Make sure outfits are picked out the night before, lunches are made and do not hit the snooze! Clock-AnimationThis is especially true for teenagers. Getting up a few minutes early and being able to take their time can help with the pressure (getting a teenager up early however is another blog).

Know when it’s a real problem

Having jitters the first day, or even a few weeks after school begins is normal. Young children might be clingier or whiny. Older kids might have a few sleepless nights, or be a bit moody. But if your child suddenly starts complaining about physical symptoms such as headaches, upset stomachs, or other ailments it’s time to ask an expert. A very small percentage of children simply can’t handle the stress of new situations. Some will even refuse to go to school, or repeatedly ask to stay home. This is when professional help might be needed. But for the vast majority of kids, the anxiety of back-to-school quickly subsides, and the complaints of homework and getting up early take over once again.

Finally, the first week of school can be overwhelming for moms too. I joke that I can’t wait for school to start again. Then when it does, I find myself missing my little chickens. A few extra hugs or cuddles, and carving out time to talk each night really helps both me and my kids that first week of school.

Have a safe and happy school year!

#Charituesday – Westland Goodfellows vs. C.A.R.E. Rescue


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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 9/06/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 9/13/16 AT 10 A.M.)

 

Westland Goodfellows
“No Child Without A Christmas” throughout Westland is the goal of the Westland Goodfellows. Collected toys, food, toiletries, hats, gloves and baby items go to Westland families in need. Donated funds also allow each family to purchase food for a holiday meal, and children’s gifts.

Volunteers are needed to sort and pack over 1,000 gift bags for the children receiving Christmas help. Children are welcomed to volunteer if supervised by an adult. Call 734-788-2270.

Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts (C.A.R.E. Rescue)
C.A.R.E. Rescue is committed to rescuing and rehabilitating cats and dogs who have been abandoned, abused and neglected in the Wayne, Oakland & Macomb County area. The group is also dedicated to provide, promote and advance the humane protection, care and treatment of animals.

Ages 12 and older are needed to transport animals, represent C.A.R.E. Rescue at events, and help with event organization.