Help us give local kids a great night’s sleep!

We’re teaming up with Fox 2 to make sure local kids in need get a great night’s sleep.

Children need sleep to be healthy and to do well in school and in life. That’s why Gardner-White is donating 1,000 mattresses to children who need beds. Children served by the nonprofit organizations Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS) and Humble Design will get new mattresses – and better sleep!

You can help too! Drop off a pair of new kids pajamas at any Gardner-White now through the end of September.

Find the store nearest to you at https://www.gardner-white.com/locations/.

#Charituesday – Single Family Living Non-Profit Organization vs. Tigerlily Cat Rescue

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 8/15/17 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 8/22/17 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Single Family Living Non-Profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We provide positive guidance and outreach to single families in the area of finances, relationships, family care, counseling, life skills, stress management and economic development. Educational assistance, mentoring, tutoring, and home retention.

Wish List:
Laptop Computers, Software
Housing
Storage, Education Building
Books K-12
Furniture: beds, couches, chairs

Volunteer Opp ortunities:
Teachers
Lawyers
Social Workers
Marketing
Regular Volunteers
Interns for paperwork

Tigerlily Cat Rescue

 

 

 

 

 

Tigerlily Cat Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer animal rescue organization, committed to helping homeless cats and kittens find forever homes, and to helping reduce the pet overpopulation problem.

We provide foster homes for cats and kittens, including food, litter, emergency and basic veterinary care for the animals in our organization. We are dedicated to making every effort possible to present healthy, friendly cats and kittens for adoption, and to promote spaying and neutering!

Wish List:
Purina One and ProPlan Dry and Wet Cat/Kitten Food, Foster Homes, Tidy Cat Clumping Litter, Petsmart Gift Cards, and Feliway Spray and Diffusers.

Volunteer Opp ortunities:
Person to put on fundraisers, collect food barrels in stores and place canisters in businesses to collect money, and foster homes.

 

#Charituesday – March of Dimes, Southeast Michigan vs. Habitat for Humanity, Macomb County


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 8/1/17 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 8/8/17 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

March of Dimes, Southeast Michigan

 

 

 

 

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. The March of Dimes carries out this mission through community services, advocacy, research, education and
support.

Wish List:
– Diapers, New
– Pack and Plays, New
– Sleep Sacks
– New Baby Items

Volunteer Opp ortunities:
We have community events that we are always looking for folks to volunteer for, we need in offer volunteers as well as companies to sponsor, create teams and or support in other ways.

Habitat for Humanity, Macomb County

 

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. We build or rehab safe affordable homes for people of low-income who are willing to partner with us! We also provide exterior repair and complete kitchen and bathroom deconstruction services. Our ReStores are amazing treasure troves for everyday items such as couches and tables, as well as for unique gift items and antiques.

Wish List:
5 desktop computers for office operations
Outdoor salt
New and used household items
New or used van
New or used tools

Volunteer Opportunities:
New builds, Rehabs, Exterior Repair, ReStore assistance, Office assistance

#Charituesday – Angels’ Place vs. Lighthouse of Oakland County


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 7/18/17 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 7/25/17 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Angels’ Place

 

 

 

 

Angels’ Place provides people-centered services, including homes and professional support, for adults with developmental disabilities. Our homes offer a Christian family environment of love and compassion, coupled with an atmosphere of acceptance, dignity, well-being and the potential for personal growth and acceptance.

Wish List:
Paper Products – toilet paper, paper towels,
Kleenex, garbage bags, cereal, oatmeal, canned
tuna fish, chicken, canned fruit and vegetables,
soups
Use of a storage unit for 1+ years
Laundry detergent, window cleaner
New vacuum cleaners, carpet cleaner, large plastic
storage bins
Car Wash Coupons, paper shredder (not strips)

Volunteer Opportunities:
Yard clean ups at one of our homes, helping to decorate a home for Christmas, bring a meal to one
of the 20 homes.

 

Lighthouse of Oakland County

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse of Oakland County provides guidance and resources to help Southeast Michigan individuals and families move from economic crisis towards stability and self-sufficiency. Lighthouse operates Oakland County’s only five-day-per-week
food pantry.

Wish List:
Non-perishable food especially proteins such as peanut butter also soups, tuna, canned fruits and vegetables.
Personal hygiene products are also needed.

Volunteer Opp ortunities:
Lighthouse offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities from event volunteers, to receptionists, food pantry volunteers, and other
opportunities. Please call us to find out more.

#Charituesday Contest – Kadima vs. Arts & Scraps


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 7/4/17 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 7/11/17 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Kadima

 

 

 

 

 

Kadima provides comprehensive residential, therapeutic and social services to all people with mental health needs as they move forward in their lives. Kadima delivers these services while providing education and outreach to the broader community to ensure positive mental health outcomes for all.

Wish List:

Bedding (single and double beds) and bath towels
New or used vehicles
Sports, entertainment/cultural event tickets for
clients to attend
Supplies for painting, drawing, sculpting,
photography, beadwork, etc
Personal hygiene supplies to create a closet
Non-perishable food donations

Kadima has many great volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and families. Our annual Gardening Day takes place at the beginning of June and is a great one-time event for individuals, families, groups and business teams.  There are also ongoing opportunities working directly with clients, as well as many committee roles, including the Lois Zussman Kadima Golf Classic, Engagement Committee and Creative Expressions Council.

 

Arts & Scraps

 

 

 

 

 

Arts & Scraps reimagines 28 tons of recycled material, inspiring 275,000 people of all ages to think, create and learn. Programs are a community store, curriculum-oriented workshops for all ages, creative activities at public events and kits for classrooms and individuals.

These are items we must purchase: children’s scissors, packaging tape, cleaning supplies/liquid hand soap, copy paper, rolls of standard paper towels for dispenser. Visit http://ArtsAndScraps.org for a list of materials from home or business you may be throwing away.

Groups ages 8 and up (maximum of 25 volunteers) can visit the air-conditioned, heated private warehouse to prepare materials and pack kits; scheduled at the group’s convenience. Call Tonia at 313-640-9050. Small groups (maximum of 5) can assist in the store on Monday. Call Deborah at 313-640-4411 x 4. Individuals can drop in the store during open hours (Tuesday, Thursday 11a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 11a.m. – 4p.m.) to help. Check website calendar for event activities throughout the metro area. Volunteers aged 8 and up help families at creative centers. Registration is online through the site. Individuals can also volunteer in their area of expertise.

#Charituesday – Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) vs. Career Dress

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 6/20/17 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 6/27/17 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

 

 

 

 

 

COTS is a family only homeless shelter. We assist families in reaching their housing, economic, health, education and career goals through coaching, mentorship and support as they strive to overcome homelessness and break the cycle of poverty for next generation and beyond. Volunteer Opportunities include meal service, child care and tutoring.

 

Career Dress

 

 

 

Career Dress promotes the economic independence of low/moderate income women in Southeast MI by providing professional attire for women actively seeking employment. Volunteer opportunities are available. Call Career Dress at 248-481-8276 to discuss.

Win $500 For Your Dad For Father’s Day!

We believe dads deserve the best! Tell us your favorite thing about your dad and you could win $500 towards a new recliner or mattress for your dad!

Entries must be received by 11:59pm 6/13/17. Winner will be chosen at random.

We’re teaming with Channel 7 to name the 2017 Military Family of the Year!

Do you know a deserving military family? We’re joining forces with Channel 7 to give a military family a $2,000 gift card to Gardner-White and naming them the 2017 Military Family of the Year!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

In the box provided below, please write a 500 word essay describing why a family you know should win the grand prize. Feel free to share examples of their service and sacrifice.

The winner will be announced at the Stars and Stripes Festival in Novi and will receive a $2,000.00 gift card to Gardner White Furniture.

It is an honor for Gardner-White to team up with Channel 7 to make a contribution to a local military family and recognize the service they have dedicated to our country.

#Charituesday – The Lake House vs. Our H.O.M.E. Pantry

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 5/23/17 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 5/30/17 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

The Lake House

 

 

 

 

 

The Lake House offers social and emotional support programs for men, women and children living with cancer, their families and friends. There is no cost to participate in programs.

Volunteers are needed for clerical work (phone calls, filing), community
outreach, in-house volunteers, and fund-raising.

Our H.O.M.E. Pantry

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mission is not only to provide meals but to offer other needed resources, opportunities and empowerment. The pantry falls under the City of Garden City’s Community Resources Department, which offers pantry clients no-cost state benefits application assistance to enroll them for health insurance and/or other assistance programs. The pantry is also under the Family Resource Center, which offers youth and family groups, such as Strengthening Families, along with many other resources. By appointment only, each person in a household receives 10 pounds of food per month. Note: There is a 50-pound maximum per household. The pantry serves Garden City residents only. Volunteers needed for Fall Feast on Thanksgiving Day and Children’s Christmas Party.

Volunteers are needed to stock shelves, pick up weekly Gleaners order and be pantry shoppers.

Gardner-White and Humble Design Transform Home for Family

Friday, May 12th was a great day to be part of the Gardner-White team – we participated in another day of service in partnership with Humble Design, and saw a family’s future transformed. That’s a pretty good day on the job.

More about this touching story is available below:

There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd when the family arrived to their new home.

Humble Design works with families coming out of homeless shelters, and helps them to make their house into a home. Most of these families come with virtually nothing, and certainly aren’t toting around a mattress to sleep on, or a table at which to do homework or share a meal. This is where Gardner-White has stepped in and provided furnishings to help these families transition out of homelessness and into a successful fresh start. On Friday, the Gardner-White team took our commitment one step further and transformed the house ourselves, not only with furniture, but also with some major elbow grease.

 

Images of this transformation are available here:

 

We originally started our work with Humble Design 3 years ago, when we learned that the organization’s greatest need was mattresses – Humble Design had the capacity to do more home renovations each week, but did not have enough mattresses for the families as they emerged from the shelter. Gardner-White and its bedding partners have stepped in to fill this void. This May, Tempur-pedic donated enough twin mattresses to supply Humble Design for nearly a month, meaning that all some very lucky children will be sleeping on some pretty spectacular mattresses.

Gardner-White loves partnering with Humble Design and will definitely be keeping at it. Families get involved with Humble Design at a moment when furniture can really make a major impact in their lives, and we at Gardner-White are proud to play a role in that. Also, Humble Design has proven to be REALLY effective – while up to 50% of families go back into homelessness within 12 months, the families who work with Humble go back into homelessness less than 1% of the time. With a track record like that, we’ll continue to partner with Humble Design and hopefully, to help the organization keep growing their scale and impact over time.