Military veteran wins Gardner-White prize at Stars & Stripes Festival

Once again Gardner-White has partnered with Funfest Productions, Inc. to name a local veteran and his family the Military Family of the Year. On Friday, June 26th, 2015 people gathered at Freedom Hill County Park during the Stars and Stripes Festival to give appreciation to this years winner, the Nielsen family.

Veteran Army Cpl. J. Nielsen served two tours overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was very surprised to have been chosen as the Military Family of the Year. He was proud to accept the $2,500 Gardner-White gift certificate and the $1,000 cash. He plans on using it towards their new house. Gardner-White would like to thank the J. Nielsen for his service and congratulate the Nielson family on winning the Military Family of the Year!

The military family donation began the first year of the Stars & Stripes Festival, and has been a tradition ever since. It consists of $1,000 from Funfest Productions, Inc. and $2,500 of furniture from Gardner-White Furniture. It is an honor for Gardner-White to team up with Funfest Productions, Inc. to make a contribution to a local military family and recognize the service they have dedicated to our country.

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Charituesday: Judson Center & KnowResolve.

Vote today.It’s Charituesday at Gardner-White and that means we need YOUR help to determine which non-profit organization will receive a $1,000 Gardner-White gift certificate to use for community members in need.  This week you will be voting on The Judson Center and KnowResolve.  Both be automatically be receiving a $500 Gardner-White gift certificates, but it doesn’t end there!  The organization with the most votes on our Gardner-White poll will DOUBLE their prize to $1,000!

(Vote once per day from 6/23/15 at 10:00 a.m. through 6/30/15 at 9 a.m.)


About Judson Center

Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan.

Since opening our doors in 1924, we have grown to provide services to more than 8,000 children, adults and families each year. We have been changing fates and restoring childhoods for children who have been abused and neglected, and others who are challenged by developmental disabilities, severe emotional impairments and autism spectrum disorder.

Judson Center has remained responsive to these and other community needs by providing a range of innovative and quality services. We are a resource for healing and a leader in human services that delivers brighter futures for those we are privileged to serve.

Learn more about Judson Center here.

About KnowResolve

KnowResolve is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mental health and reducing youth suicides through outreach, advocacy and education. Our goals are to increase help-seeking behavior, connect teens and young adults to available resources, promote the development of healthy coping skills and promote relationship-building among students on school campuses.

Our primary program is an assembly-style presentation where students learn about facts, myths, risk factors and warning signs of suicidal behavior, what to do in crisis, available resources, and tips for coping with distress. These assemblies are provided to schools in Macomb County free of charge and an average of 1,500 students hear this message of empowerment and hope every month. Support for these assemblies is generated through the funds raised at the outreach and awareness events which are held in our community throughout the year.

Learn more about KnowResolve here.

Job Fair, June 25 in Auburn Hills & Brighton

Gardner-White Furniture’s explosive growth has left us with plenty of great positions to fill. We will be holding a job fair on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Gardner-White recruiters will be interviewing applicants at the Auburn Hills and Brighton store locations. If you have experience, skill, drive and a desire to be part of a winning team – we’re talking to you.


Jobs are available at all 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.


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.


The majority of available jobs are for sales associates in Auburn Hills and Brighton. Gardner-White will hire candidates who possess passion and commitment to excellence. New salespeople will receive 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 $100,00 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.

The recruitment drive will take place on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Gardner-White will conduct on-the-spot interviews at their Auburn Hills and Brighton locations. Candidates should come equipped with a resume, identification, and be prepared for two interviews, and a potential job offer.


Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 11am – 7pm:
Gardner-White Auburn Hills store: 4445 North Atlantic Blvd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326, (248) 481-2108
Gardner-White Brighton store: 8393 West Grand River Ave., Brighton MI 48116, (810) 229-1754

Charituesday: Goodfellows & Kids Kicking Cancer

The results from our ‪#‎Charituesday‬ contest are in! Congratulations to Kids Kicking Cancer. They received 70% of the vote and a $1,000 gift certificate from Gardner-White. Also a big thank you to Westland Goodfellows, Inc. They’ll receive a $500 gift certificate.

Look for our #Charituesday contest next Tuesday!


Contest:  This week’s Charituesday benefits not only one deserving charitable organization, but two! Both Westland Goodfellows AND Kids Kicking Cancer will be receiving $500 Gardner-White gift certificates to use for community members in need.  Here’s the best part; the organization with the most votes on our Gardner-White Facebook poll will DOUBLE their prize to $1,000!

About Westland Goodfellows

Westland Goodfellows is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from individuals, and Westland businesses to help ensure that every family has a holiday meal, children’s gifts, toiletries, hats, gloves, baby items and more.  The Westland Goodfellows has been serving the City of Westland residents for over 40 years, ensuring that “No Child is Without a Christmas”.

Our mission is to supply the less fortunate and deserving citizens of the City of Westland with toys, food and other items.

Learn more about Westland Goodfellows here.

About Kids Kicking Cancer

Kids Kicking Cancer is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides weekly classes for children, both inpatient and outpatient, in the mind-body techniques found in the martial arts. Our mission is “to ease the pain of very sick children while empowering them to heal physically, spiritually and emotionally.”

Through an innovative program that merges modern integrative medicine with traditional martial arts, Kids Kicking Cancer addresses the overwhelming needs of children with illness. Specially trained black belt martial artists teach breathing, visualization, and relaxation techniques, in addition to traditional martial arts moves to help empower the children and provide them with a sense of power, peace and purpose. Martial arts classes, support during hospital & clinic procedures, uniforms, and transportation to and from classes are provided to families at no cost.

Learn more about Kids Kicking Cancer here.

How You Can Help

Visit the Gardner-White poll here, and vote for your favorite charity once per day. Gardner-White will donate a $500 gift certificate to both Westland Goodfellows and Kids Kicking Cancer. We will donate an additional $500 for a grand total of $1,000 to the organization that gets the most votes. Check back next week to see which organization will get the bonus!