#Charituesday – Life Challenge Ministries vs. Detroit PAL

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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 11/29/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 12/06/16 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Life Challenge Ministries
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Life Challenge Ministries is a residential program for men and women with drug, alcohol and other life-controlling addictions. Affiliated with Teen Challenge USA and its main campus in northwest Detroit for over 50 years, the mission is to help broken people turn from their self-destructive ways, put their faith in God and find new life in Christ. They strive to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balance, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive to return to their families and communities as productive members of society.

Detroit PAL (Police Athletic League)
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With roots dating back to 1969, Detroit PAL is a non-profit organization that positively impacts lives of more than 12,000 children each year. They annually train and certify more than 1,500 volunteers to be encouraging coaches and mentors to the city’s youth. In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs, while providing safe and supportive places for kids to play.

2016-2017 Giving Guide

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Gardner-White and Fox 2 are working for you all year long, but we know we’re part of a bigger community — a giving community.

That’s why we go to work every year to help connect you to the people and agencies who need your help.

At the heart of that effort is The Giving Guide – a book Gardner-White puts together every year with Fox 2.

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Making a difference is easy when you have a copy of the Giving Guide!   We create this guide to be used as tool to help you get more involved.  The book features the needs of more than 100 local charities – what they do, what they need, and how you can help!

You can pick up a Giving Guide at any Gardner-White Furniture Location or get it online, Click here!

We use this guide as part of our #Charituesday contests where we choose two non-profit organizations to go head-to-head on our Facebook poll where you vote for who receives a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White.  Click here to view our #Charituesday videos.

Gardner-White, Fox 2 and 100.3 WNIC invite to you make a holiday connection this year!

Drop off Toys For Tots at our stores!

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At Gardner-White Furniture, we want our community to enjoy and celebrate the holiday season in full, not in part. With all of the giving that the holidays suggest that we do, we take pride in hosting the opportunity for our friends, fans, family and customers to help out those who have less. That’s why we find it important to take part in the annual Toys for Tots toy drive, so that all can have the opportunity to not only receive this holiday season, but for us to give as well.

At all of our stores, you will find a Toys for Tots donation bin, and we encourage you, your friends, and your family to take part in one of the most rewarding opportunities the season brings us.

From the Toys for Tots website:

MISSION:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

GOAL:
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

ACTIVITIES:
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located.  In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign.  Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.

#Charituesday: Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan vs. FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation

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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 11/15/16 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 11/22/16 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
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Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan primarily focuses on serving a family’s needs (practical or emotional) as members navigate their cancer journey – from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. For 63 years, the foundation’s unwavering priority has been to provide compassionate, personalized support to Michigan adults and children impacted by leukemia, lymphoma and related blood disorders.

Volunteer opportunities are available. Office help is needed for mailings, etc. and for help at events.

FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
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FAR promotes understanding and provides education for children and adults with special needs through therapeutic opportunities in the arts, recreation and leisure that enrich its clients, their families, and the greater community.

FAR is a community of caring. Its success depends on the support of the broader community. Those interested in supporting FAR or just learning more, please contact FAR to schedule an appointment, or complete the volunteer form at www.far-therapy.org.

2016 Tribute to Our Troops

“Since 2003, FOX 2 has honored the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. Each year, our goal is to pay “Tribute to our Troops” from Michigan and with ties to the Great Lakes State. That tradition continues this year, as we honor our veterans who continue to inspire us, long after their service. We also focus on issues facing our veterans, including homelessness, PTSD and the unique battles for female veterans.”

This year’s “Tribute to Our Troops” airs Veterans Day, which is Friday, November 11th at 6:30 p.m. on FOX 2. Get more information about it here.

5 Free Hungry Howies pizzas when you shop now

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Did you know that Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza a day? That equals about 350 slices per second! It’s no secret that most everyone loves pizza.

Gardner-White is helping you satisfy your craving by giving you 5 free Hungry Howies pizzas with ANY purchase over $999!  That’s in addition to the Target® GiftCard or LED-TV option that comes with many of our packages over $999!

The savings get better and better at Gardner-White, so stop in to any Gardner-White location and ask a salesperson how you could go home with 5 Hungry Howie’s pizzas today.

#LivewithLynn – Who is Lynn Sebastian?

You’ve seen her on #LivewithLynn, so who is this pop of personality, sales superstar?

LivewithLynn_732x732Lynn Sebastian is a 5’6″ charismatic furniture professional who has been with Gardner-White Furniture for 16 years. Starting as a sales person at our 14 Mile store in Warren, she has worked her way up to Director of Sales Training.  She has worked in almost every department of our company. From sales, she was promoted to Assistant Manager and then Store Manager after 4 months! During her time in sales, Lynn was in President’s Club Elite for 4 years straight! She then helped get our internet sales running and worked on special orders. She moved to the fraud department and processed orders and worked on order fulfillment – all while still working in sales on the weekend. Lynn is now the director of sales training and runs the fraud department. Lynn is such an essential part of our team and has made our company flourish.

Outside of work, Lynn loves spending time with her family. She met her husband, Pat, at Gardner-White! The two hit it off and have been married 13 years, and now have 3 beautiful children.

“My family is super important to me, so I love working for a family-owned company,” Lynn explains. “When you love what you do, it’s not work. I love working with the customers and helping them create a home.”

With her extensive knowledge of each product and Gardner-White as a company, Lynn is definitely one of the best. Join Lynn  every Tuesday on #LivewithLynn on our Facebook page at 12 Noon EST!

Kim Adam’s Dining Room Traditions

HolidayDining copyOne of the craziest things I’ve ever said as a mother came after I found my two toddlers sitting under our formal dining room table eating crackers. I walked into the room and said in utter dismay  “No eating in the dining room!” As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I started to laugh. How ridiculous that the sight of my kids eating crackers under our fancy table would prompt such shock. But the kids knew the formal dining room was only for special occasions. The crystal and china, turkish rug, and the beautiful dining set complete with….ready for this…white, silk covered chairs!  Yes, I said white silk. Clearly a purchase made before my 5 adorable kids were part of the picture.

That was the day I decided we needed to use our dining room more. Why have a formal dining room if no one is even allowed to eat in it? I thought I would start with Sunday dinners. But a few months later, we moved into a home with no eat-in kitchen at all. The home was built in 1928 when the only people that ate in kitchen were the servants. So our beautiful dining room table, and our 6 white chairs became our everyday table.   At the time, I had 4 kids. Including 3 children under the age of 6.  So you can imagine how quickly my white chairs became multi-color with stains of every kind. And you know what?   I didn’t even care. I loved that every family meal seemed special. It was a gorgeous room that felt cozy and warm.

Family dinner is a tradition in my home. We sit down as a family at least 3 times a week.   Its when my kids talk about their day. Where we pray and come together and shut out the rest of the world. I love my dining room table. I love that my children will remember it someday. And not unlike my life, those perfect white chairs are now a bit stained and imperfect. And I love that too.

Bring those traditions home to your dining room with a new dining set. Gardner-White offers a range of dining sets to fit your family style and size! Here are just some of the options we offer!

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Plus, get same day delivery so you can have your new dining set ready for the holidays! Shop all of our dining sets here!

Looks For Less: Save $333 With Our Monarch 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 Monarch Dining Set is right for you. Compared to this similar style from Overstock, our Monarch Dining Table + 6 Chairs saves you $333 right now with our Double Discount Sale! ‪It won’t last at this price for long! #LooksForLess‬

The Monarch Collection brings together sleek modern design with style. Stunning high back, tufted leather-like upholstered chairs adds to the elegance while the smooth marble top table adds balance and harmony to the collection. This unique collection sets a new standard of individuality and flair.

Measurements
Dining Table: 70″L x 42″W x 31″H
Chair: 21″W x 29″D x 39″H

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.