#Charituesday – Arthritis Foundation of MI vs. Grace Centers of Hope

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 10/24/17 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 10/31/17 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Arthritis Foundation of Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes.
Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life –
and making each day another stride towards a cure.

Wish List:
Art Supplies, Commercial Two-Way Radios (3 sets),
10×10 Canopies, Digital Camera, Desktop Printer

Volunteer Opportunities:
Various opportunities during our signature
events – Walk to Cure Arthritis & Jingle Bell Run
(registration support, course marshals, greeters,
food servers, set up/clean up, packet pick-up,
mailings, etc.)

Grace Centers of Hope

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace Centers of Hope is the oldest and largest faith-based, residential, one year life skills program in southeast Michigan. Grace Centers of Hope offers a comprehensive 1 year life skills program for men, women, and children who are suffering from the effects of drug and alcohol addiction. Each year we provide over 100,000 meals and 50,000 nights of stay to our residents, free of charge. Grace Centers of Hope receives NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING.

Wish List:
– Baby needs – formula, diapers (sizes 4,5,6), wipes,
healthy snacks
– Gift Cards – Meijer, Walmart, Kroger, Home Depot
– Food: Perishable and nonperishable
– Cleaning Products
– New twin sheets, blankets, and pillows
– Toilet paper, Kleenex, Feminine hygiene products
Winter coats for men, women, and children
Hats, gloves, and scarves for men, women, and
children

Volunteer Opportunities:
Call 1-855-HELPGCH or www.gracecentersofhope.org

Gardner-White Holds Job Fair With On the Spot Hiring!

 Interviewing at ALL stores for ALL positions for ALL locations
Including our soon to open NOVI location! 

Gardner-White Furniture’s growth has left us with plenty of great positions to fill. And at the end of 2017, we will be opening a new location in Novi. We are excited to become a member of such a vibrant community. On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Gardner-White recruiters will be doing on-the-spot hiring for ALL positions at ALL Gardner-White locations throughout metro Detroit. If you have experience, skill, drive and a desire to be part of a winning and growing team with room for advancement in the future – we’re talking to you!

Sales, customer service, and stock positions are available at ALL Gardner-White store locations. We are looking for candidates interested in long and successful careers with us. Gardner-White will hire candidates who possess passion, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to excellence.

Gardner-White is also recruiting drivers and warehouse personnel at the Auburn Hills Distribution Center. If you are a go-getter who likes to say on the move and work within a team environment then the Driver and Warehouse positions are for you! Both positions offer the ability to learn areas of logistics and warehouse operations — including picker and fork lift training and certification.

Gardner-White Furniture, established in 1912, is Michigan’s only owned-and-operated furniture company. Gardner-White’s mission is to offer value-conscious consumers with excellent service and selection. Gardner-White has recently expanded and innovated significantly. 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.

Gardner-White sales associates have unlimited salary potential. Average sales income is over $56,000 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 team members also receive generous employee discounts on purchases.

Candidates should come equipped with a resume, identification, and be prepared for multiple interviews. A pre-hire background check and drug screening are required for successful candidates.

Recruitment Drive Details: Tuesday, October 17th, 11 am – 7 pm, all Gardner-White locations: 

Auburn Hills Store & Distribution Center: 4445 North Atlantic Blvd., Auburn Hills (248) 481-2108

Brighton Store: 8393 W Grand River Avenue, Brighton (810) 229-1754

Canton Store: 39453 Ford Road, Canton (734) 844-3190

Macomb Store: 45300 Hayes Road, Macomb (586) 566-2610

Novi Store: 43825 W Oaks Dr., Novi (586) 774-8853 ex 1132

Southfield Store: 21100 W 8 Mile Road, Southfield (248) 357-1380

Taylor Store: 7680 S Telegraph Road, Taylor (313) 295-1820

Warren Store: 4400 E 14 Mile Road, Warren (586) 826-8300

Warren Store: 20999 Groesbeck Highway, Warren (586) 776-8860

Waterford: 4945 Dixie Highway, Waterford (248) 674-8990

Live With Lynn Products – October 11th

 

Love what we showed yesterday on #LiveWithLynn? Here is the Romani Collection!

Travel back in time to the Victorian era with the Romani Collection. Elaborate hand carved adorn the exposed solid wood frames, which wrap around each piece of this collection creating a truly luxurious visual appeal. The rolled arms and cabriole legs are intricately detailed and stained in a rich brown finish that will create a stunning focal point in any traditionally styled room. Decorative accent pillows and richly patterned fabrics in a variety of neutral colors, along with the tufted seat backs offer interesting textures that will blend well with nearly any color palette.

Don’t forget to add the coordinating Romani Cocktail Table and Romani End Tables! Made with real marble and the same hand-carved designs on the base as the other pieces.

Gardner-White to Close on Thanksgiving

Gardner-White Furniture to
Close on Thanksgiving

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

Thanksgiving

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 24, 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 24, 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.

#Charituesday – Latino Family Services vs. Summer in the City

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

 

Latino Family Services

 

 

 

Our agency is a community based center that provides a food pantry, after school youth program, substance abuse counseling, utility assistance, translation services, and youth advocacy.

Wish List:
– Building obtainment – help up keep our building
– Boiler repair or replacement
– Building repair – drywall, carpeting, painting, flooring
– Life essentials – clothing, food

Volunteer Opportunities:
– Food pantry
– Building repair
– Youth mentoring/tutoring
– Bi-lingual instruction

Summer in the City

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer in the City is a volunteer organization that makes it “fun, flexible and fulfilling” to “paint, plant and play” in Detroit.

Wish List:
Books, School Supplies

Volunteer Opportunities:
All summer — drop in any day 9:00-2:00, Tuesday to Friday, June 27 to August 18.

Fall Bucket List To Do With Your Family

With the kids back at school and the busyness of work, it’s important to find time to spend with your family. We’ve put together a Fall Bucket List that you can do with your family that won’t break the bank! Some of these activities are free!

Carve Pumpkins
Go to your local grocery store or pumpkin patch and pick up enough pumpkins for everyone to carve! With countless patterns to carve out, each family member can show their personality! Plus, once you’ve finished, you can cook up those pumpkin seeds and have them as a snack!

Thanks to Pumpkinlady.com, here’s over 700 FREE pumpkin carving patterns and stencils to choose from!

 

Raking Leaves
Instead of just one person doing this as a chore, make it a family project! But before you bag those leaves, make sure to jump in the big pile you just made!

 

Go to an Apple Orchard or Cider Mill
Who doesn’t love a good cider donut and apple cider? YUM! Many cider mills or apple orchards have activities for the whole family! Apple orchards are so fun because it’s not every day you get to pick your own apples. Most apple orchards have many different types of apples, so you can pick some that everyone likes!

Here’s a list of some local apple orchards and cider mills:
Yates Cider Mill
Franklin Cider Mill
Rochester Cider Mill
Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill
Blake’s Big Apple
Wiard’s Orchards
Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill

Let us know if there are other orchards you like to visit!

 

Make Caramel Apples
After you picked your apples at the apple orchard (or from your local grocery store), it’s time to dress them up for a yummy dessert! Lay out a variety of toppings so everyone’s favorites are covered!

Here’s an easy caramel apple recipe from Just A Taste that is good for the whole family!

 

Bake Fall Treats
Nothing puts you more in the fall mood than eating fall flavored goodies. Bake your family favorite whether it’s a pie, bread or cookies!

Try this recipe for Healthy Pumpkin Bread by Country Living.

 

Take a Hike
Spend time outdoors and find a local nature preserve or park to walk around. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors while getting some exercise!

 

Make Fall Decorations for Your Home
Have a craft night and make decorations you can display around your home! This adds a personal touch with unique decorations your friends will love! Plus, you can use these for years to come.

Try these fun crafts from Country Living!

 

Let us know if you do any activities with your family that aren’t listed here!

#Charituesday – Jalen Rose Leadership Academy vs. Matrix Human Services

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 9/26/17 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 10/3/17 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

 

 

 

 

 

The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) is an open enrollment, tuition free, public charter high school on the Northwest side of Detroit. The Academy currently serves over 400 ninth through twelfth grade students and graduated its inaugural class in June 2015 – one hundred percent of the Academy’s graduates have gained college, trade/technical school or military acceptance.
JRLA provides a leadership-focused education that engages and inspires youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree.  Focused on a 9-16 model, the College Success Team works ceaselessly with current scholars and alumni to provide college counseling and support to not only make sure they graduate from high school, but college as well – outcomes that are real game changers in urban education. More info: http://jrladetroit.com
Wish List:
– New Technology
– Science Lab Supplies
– 3D Printer and materials
– Broadcast News Equipment 
– Small Bus or Transportation Services
Volunteer Opportunities:
After-school tutoring in various subjects

Matrix Human Services

 

 

 

 

 

Matrix Human Services, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, has been impacting communities for 110 years. Matrix Human Services impacts lives daily with more than 15 programs in 40 locations — to educate, empower and ensure that every man, woman and child has food, clothing, shelter, an education and a job.

Wish List:
– Diapers
– Classroom Supplies
– Construction Services
– Plumbing & Electrician Services
– Graphic Arts Services

Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers are welcomed. Programs include community involvement and assistance to children, adults and seniors.

Gardner-White and Humble Design Transform Home for Family in Need

 

Wednesday, September 20th 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.

Watch the reveal below:

 

After growing up in shelters, our client today can finally call this place home. Her and her young kids ended up in a shelter after being homeless. With furniture provided by Gardner-White and their volunteers here today helping us make this house a home, we are just so excited to welcome this family home!

#humbledesign #stayhumble #detroit #furnishinghope #welcomehome #gardnerwhite #furniturematters

U-Haul Gardner-White

Posted by Humble Design on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

 

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.

25 Things You Should Know About Gardner-White Furniture

1. The owners aren’t named Gardner or White. Its a family affair at Gardner-White – we are proud that many of our team members include- fathers and children, cousins, mothers and children, grandparents and grandchildren, aunts and uncles. We are all Michganders working together to serve you and take care of our families.

2. We’re the only family-owned and operated home furnishings store in Metro Detroit.

3. GW opened it’s doors in 1912 at it’s first location on Gratiot.

4. Gardner-White has women in half of the top executive spots!

5. We pioneered the Big Picture Packages with Best Buy, which now have taken hold throughout the entire industry.

6. We have a complete recycling center in our Distribution Center.

7. All bedding that GW carries is made in the U.S.A!

8. If you’re traveling up north on I-75, you pass our distribution center and can see us from the highway!

9. GW blue is the same as Pepsi blue. We bought Pepsi trucks and didn’t want to repaint, so the blue stayed!

10. We’re opening a brand new store in Novi! Check us out in the West Oaks Mall!

11. Home of #LiveWithLynn! Check us out LIVE on Facebook every Wednesday at Noon!

12. We found this when renovating our Taylor store. We agree! GW has always known what a great community Taylor is!

13. In 2014, GW was named Retail Bedding Giant by Furniture Today.

14. We carry the biggest selection of premium brand name mattresses and offer FREE same day delivery!

15. And if you need evening delivery, we’ve got you covered! We deliver up to 11pm!

16. We know you’re busy, that’s why we give you the ability to track your delivery so you don’t waste your day!

17. GW loves working with local organizations. We partner with Metro-Detroit organizations such as Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Humble Design and Volunteers of America.

18. We’re the only furniture store in the region to offer same-day furniture delivery.

19. In 2017, GW was named Retailer of the Year by the International Home Furnishing Representatives Association.

20. GW has it’s own mascot – Trone!

21. Our sales associates have unlimited earning potential and some make over $100,000 annually. You can too, join our team!

22. Gardner-White partners with the Salvation Army to offer pick-up service of your used furniture in advance of your Gardner-White delivery. Ask your salesperson for details!

23. We were featured on This Old House for furnishing this season’s home in Detroit!

24. We host a bi-weekly contest, #Charituesday, that helps local organizations! Vote, vote, vote!

25. We wouldn’t be where we are without the support of Metro Detroit. Thank you!

Gardner-White Job Fair + New Location!

 Interviewing at ALL stores for ALL positions for ALL locations
Including our soon to open NOVI location! 

Gardner-White Furniture’s growth has left us with plenty of great positions to fill. And at the end of 2017, we will be opening a new location in Novi. We are excited to become a member of such a vibrant community. On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Gardner-White recruiters will be doing on-the-spot hiring for ALL positions at ALL Gardner-White locations throughout metro Detroit. If you have experience, skill, drive and a desire to be part of a winning and growing team with room for advancement in the future – we’re talking to you!

Sales, customer service, and stock positions are available at ALL Gardner-White store locations. We are looking for candidates interested in long and successful careers with us. Gardner-White will hire candidates who possess passion, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to excellence.

Gardner-White is also recruiting drivers and warehouse personnel at the Auburn Hills Distribution Center. If you are a go-getter who likes to say on the move and work within a team environment then the Driver and Warehouse positions are for you! Both positions offer the ability to learn areas of logistics and warehouse operations — including picker and fork lift training and certification.

Gardner-White Furniture, established in 1912, is Michigan’s only owned-and-operated furniture company. Gardner-White’s mission is to offer value-conscious consumers with excellent service and selection. Gardner-White has recently expanded and innovated significantly. 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.

Gardner-White sales associates have unlimited salary potential. Average sales income is over $56,000 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 team members also receive generous employee discounts on purchases.

Candidates should come equipped with a resume, identification, and be prepared for multiple interviews. A pre-hire background check and drug screening are required for successful candidates.

Recruitment Drive Details: Tuesday, September 12th, 11 am – 7 pm, all Gardner-White locations: 

Auburn Hills Store & Distribution Center: 4445 North Atlantic Blvd., Auburn Hills (248) 481-2108

Brighton Store: 8393 W Grand River Avenue, Brighton (810) 229-1754

Canton Store: 39453 Ford Road, Canton (734) 844-3190

Macomb Store: 45300 Hayes Road, Macomb (586) 566-2610

Novi Store: 43825 W Oaks Dr., Novi (586) 774-8853 ex 1132

Southfield Store: 21100 W 8 Mile Road, Southfield (248) 357-1380

Taylor Store: 7680 S Telegraph Road, Taylor (313) 295-1820

Warren Store: 4400 E 14 Mile Road, Warren (586) 826-8300

Warren Store: 20999 Groesbeck Highway, Warren (586) 776-8860

Waterford: 4945 Dixie Highway, Waterford (248) 674-8990