#Charituesday – St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center vs. Kids Kicking Cancer

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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 11/1/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 11/8/16 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center
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Since 1844, St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center has served southeastern Michigan. The Center’s 170-year longevity is due to its devotion to its mission of serving children and families. With free, personalized, one-on-one educational programs to children and adults, SVSF works to help students overcome barriers and obtain academic and economic success. Through four locations, SVSF helps hundreds of students work toward obtaining their GEDs and helps children through after-school and summer programs. Changing lives – one student at a time.

SVSF welcomes all kinds of volunteers, one day or long-term, who are matched with their areas of interest. There is always a great need for tutoring (all four locations), but also those with clerical or gardening skills, and those who can offer special children’s activities or professional services. SVSF wants its volunteers to have meaningful experiences. Call 313-535-9200 x3104.

Kids Kicking Cancer
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Kids Kicking Cancer, a non-profit founded in Michigan in 1999, is dedicated to using martial arts therapy to empower and ease pain in children with cancer, sickle cell and other life-threatening illnesses. All services are provided at no charge to families served, including classes, uniforms, and, in some locations, transportation to and from class.

Volunteers are needed for events, office work, drivers with CDL, martial artists for working with children.

We’re Hiring!

THE FUTURE’S BRIGHT AT GARDNER-WHITE

Gardner-White Furniture’s explosive growth has left us with plenty of great positions to fill. If you have experience, skill, drive and a desire to be part of a winning team- we’re talking to you.

Gardner-White offers a wide variety of job opportunities throughout Metro-Detroit. Our sales consultants, drivers, customer service representatives, housekeepers and warehouse staff are all valued team members that have helped our company grow since 1912.

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Full-time associates are eligible for great benefits including health insurance, 401k, disability insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, employee discounts of furniture and recruiting bonuses. On top of these benefits, our staff gets many major holidays off including Christmas Day, Easter and Thanksgiving.

We invite you to apply for the position that fits your talents, strengths and lifestyle. Please view a list of our open positions below.

Current Open Positions: 

  • Customer Service
  • Sales Associates
  • Finishers
  • Stock Associates
  • Warehouse Associates
  • Delivery Drivers

Find more information on these positions here!

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.

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.

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.

Find the location nearest you! 

Halloween Decorating Ideas from Kim Adams

With sunshine and temps in the 80s for much of October, decorating for Halloween just hasn’t felt right. But now as cooler weather returns, it’s time to break out the tombstones, fake spiders, and spooky hanging ghosts. This year I wanted something a little different for my own house.  Pinterest is like an internet buffet of ideas. Which is great, but can also be overwhelming. So I narrowed it down to my Top 5 New and Unusual Ways to decorate for Halloween.

1. HEAD IN A JAR 

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Here’s what you need to make your own:

Find the instructions and other tips here!

2.  CREEPY CHICKEN WIRE HUMAN SIZE GHOSTS

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1. Cut chicken wire.

2. Form the shape of the head.

3. Form the torso.

4. Create support.

5. Form the arms.

6. Attach body forms.

7. Add shoulder support.

8. Form the legs.

9. Attach base to torso.

10. Create skirt.

11. Complete body form.

12. Cover with cheesecloth.

13. Hang half-figure ghosts.

Full instructions with pictures and supply list here! 

3. CREATE A “MONSTER” GARAGE

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This garage door has been shared all over social media! Make your own with this tutorial! 

4. PATTERN CARVING PUMPKINS 

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 See more patterns and get templates here! 

5.  MICE INFESTATION ON THE STAIRCASE

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  1. 1. Print mice template.
  2. 2. Trace the shapes onto black construction paper, and cut out.
  3. 3. Mount as desired with masking tape.

Find the mice template and other instructions here!

Hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!!!!!

Kim Adams

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Emmy award winning television and film personality and mother of 5, Kim Adams is one of metro-Detroit most recognizable faces. While most remember her as a skilled meteorologist at WXYZ (ABC-Detroit) and WDIV (NBC-Detroit), Kim has now joined the film industry appearing in “Scream 4″ starring Courtney Cox and David Arquette. Kim can also be found on national tv shows such as “Detroit 187″ and “20/20.” She’s currently a medical reporter for the Childrens Hospital of Michigan. Kim’s busy schedule also includes being a spokesperson for numerous local and national companies. Kim graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oakland University ranking 3rd in her graduating class. She received a master’s degree from Wayne State University majoring in Radio/TV & Film. In addition, she studied thermodynamics and dynamics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School in Washington, D.C., and synoptic meteorology at the Ohio State University.

Looks for Less: Save $1,518 with our Westland Reclining Sofa!

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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 Westland Leather Reclining Sofa is right for you. Compared to this similar style from Target, our Westland Sofa saves you $1,518 right now! ‪It won’t last at this price for long! #LooksForLess‬

The Westland Collection features a hardwood encased frame with soft, top-grain leather on all front facing pieces. The brass nailhead roll arms and scoop seats will give you a living room that is comfortable and fashionable. Plus, the sofa and loveseat hug the wall, allowing you to have the furniture you’ve always wanted without sacrificing your living space or your budget.

Measurements
Gliding Recliner: 42.5″W x 40″D x 40″H
Reclining Loveseat: 67.5″W x 40″D x 40″H
Reclining Sofa: 89.5″W x 40″D x 40″H

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

What is Microfiber?

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Imagine a fiber so fine and delicate that it’s four times finer than wool three times finer than cotton, twice as fine as the finest silk and one hundred times finer than human hair.

Microfibers, as they are called, measure less than one denier. The term denier measures the fineness of man-made fibers. Denier is the weight in grams of 9,000 metres of yarn, which is equal to one denier. One to three denier refers to fine cotton or wool, five to eight denier is average cotton and wool, 10 to 15 denier corresponds to very fine nylon stockings.

Micro-denier fibers are finer than any fibers occurring in nature. These fibers are available in a range of deniers making it possible to produce a variety of fabric types and weights.

Micro-fibers are not a new idea. The Japanese developed microfiber yarn nearly 20 years ago. The most well-known microfiber fabric today is Ultra suede.

Composition of Microfibers

Microfibers are made from polyester, nylon, rayon and most recently acrylic. They also can be blended with other fibres including cotton, linen, wool, rayon and Lycra spandex. Blends enhance the appearance, hand, drape and performance properties of the fabric. At this time there are no regulations about the per cent of micro necessary for using the term micro-fibre.
The fabric industry agrees that 35 to 40 percent is the minimwn amount required to retain the desired hand and performances.
Companies are concerned about small amounts being used in a fibre blend as an advertising hype and calli!lg the product a ‘micro-fibre’.

Micro-fibres can be woven or knitted into a variety of fabrics such as twill, satin, faille, crepe, taffeta and broadcloth. Various finishes enhance the look and feel of micro-fibres. Peach skin provides a velvety hand, others have a silk, sand washed or a leather look.

Characteristics of Microfibers

  • Strong and durable
  • Lightweight and supple
  • Good stability and shape retention
  • Wrinkle resistant
  • Washable and dries quickly
  • Comfortable to wear as they are more porous
  • Water repellent and wind resistant
  • Doesn’t water spot

Uses of Microfibers

Because air passes easily through the fabric, moisture is wicked away from the skin’s surface to the outer face of the fabric. This makes micro-fibres particularly desirable for outerwear and body wear. These fabrics can take on visually any surface and texture quality. They can be sanded or sueded giving a lush velvety texture. End uses for microfiber fabrics include men’s slacks and ties, women’s silk-like blouses and dresses, hosiery, evening wear, tailored suits, children’s wear, rain wear, intimate apparel and sheets and pillow cases. Luxurious upholstery fabrics are also getting the micro-fiber touch. Fabrics made from these ultra-fine fibers can be produced from filament and staple yarns. Other applications include wiping cloths, high performance filters, artificial blood vessels, sanitary and towel products.

Are you ready to add microfiber to your home? You’ll love the soft touch and the luxurious look of microfiber. Here are some microfiber sofa’s you can add to your living room!

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Check out more of our microfiber sofa’s here!

The first portion of this blog is taken from Digital Commons @ University of Nebraska – Lincoln. See the original article here.
Tondl, Rose Marie. “NF91-47 Micro-Fibers.” Digital Commons @ University of Nebraska – Lincoln. University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 1 Jan. 1991. Web. 18 Oct. 2016.

#Charituesday – Community Living Centers, Inc. vs. Spaulding 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 10/18/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 10/25/16 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Community Living Centers, Inc.
Community Living Centers, Inc. are dedicated to helping developmentally disabled individuals live life to its fullest. They manage residential group homes, independent living apartments, offer respite care and assistance for individuals living with their families.

Yard work volunteers are in great need for spring and fall clean-ups (one day per Community Living Center home). Homes need yard work during the summer as well. A volunteer group could “adopt” a home, get to know the residents, plan crafts or activities with them, and help with the yard maintenance. When large mailings are done, office help is needed for one to two days at a time. Home maintenance, including painting, is also greatly needed. You can find them and learn about the great work they do on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/communitylivingcenters/
Instagram: @CLChomes
Twitter: @CLChomesMI

Spaulding for Children
Adopt America’s Children (Spaulding for Children_ has been a private, nonprofit child welfare agency since 1968. They find permanent homes for children who are in the foster care and adoption system. Adopt America’s Children (Spaulding) is one of the first agencies to specialize in finding and training adoptive families for the placement of children who have been abused, neglected and/or have other individual challenges.

Twitter:  @SpauldingFC
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/SpauldingforChildren
Website:  www.spaulding.org

Volunteer opportunities can be found here.

Gardner-White Furniture to Close on Thanksgiving

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Close on Thanksgiving

Family-Owned and Operated Business Wants Employees to
Spend the Holidays with Loved Ones; Deals Begin on Black Friday

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Auburn Hills, MI 10/11/16: Gardner-White Furniture announced today that they will continue to close all of Thanksgiving Day. Gardner-White’s Black Friday deals will become available on Friday, November 25, at 8:00 a.m.

“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 Steve Tronstein, CEO. “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. Family time is more important than shopping on Thanksgiving Day.”

“We are pleased to note that this year several malls and national retailers have announced that they will also remain closed on Thanksgiving Day. We applaud their decision,” said Tronstein.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, November 25, all Gardner-White stores will re-open for Black Friday.

For a list of store hours, please visit, www.Gardner-White.com. Select Black Friday deals will be made available in early November.

ABOUT GARDNER-WHITE

Gardner-White Furniture is a Furniture Today Top 100 company, an industry leader in sales per square foot, and a market leader in bedding sales. Founded in 1912, Gardner-White has been serving generations of Michigan families for over 100 years. Gardner-White is a family-owned and operated furniture retailer whose mission is to offer excellent value and selection, along with convenient delivery options for the busy consumers – becoming the first furniture company to offer same-day delivery. A single store until 1974, Gardner-White now operates throughout all of metropolitan Detroit and continues to
grow.

CONTACT:
Barb Tronstein 586-362-9900 or barb@gardner-white.com
or Rachel Tronstein 586-774-8853 or rachel@gardner-white.com

Read the news on FurnitureToday.com

Looks for Less: Save $166 on our Nashburg Queen Bed by Ashley®!

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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 Nashburg Queen Bed by Ashley® is right for you. Compared to this similar style from Target, our Nashburg Bed saves you $166 right now with our Epic Columbus Sale! ‪This price won’t last for long! #LooksForLess‬

Give your bedroom retreat a fresh take on vintage-inspired style. We love every detail of the Nashburg queen metal bed, from its double arched design, to its decorative castings. Its cottage-chic sensibility has us drifting away to a simpler time and place. Mattress available, sold separately.

Measurements:
66.38” W x 86” D x 56.38” H
More Dimensions
Rail width 62.13″
Rail to floor 6.50″
Headboard 66.38″ x 3.50″ x 56.25″
Footboard 66.38″ x 3.50″ x 37.00″

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.