Looks For Less: Imperial Chair with Ottoman

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 shopping for an all leather chair but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Imperial Chair with Ottoman is a great deal.

The Imperial Collection is luxury at its finest. This chair features quality construction and a warm natural leather. Supportive cushions make this classic look comfortable, while the hand carved wood trim adds a touch of subtle elegance.

Not only does our Imperial Chair with Ottoman save you $791 compared to this similar chair from Wayfair, ours also has all natural leather – but with with wood trim!

(Our Imperial Chair (add the ottoman)  (Wayfair chair with ottoman)

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

Charituesday: Play Place for Autistic Children vs Penrickton Center for Blind Children


The winner from our September 1st Charituesday contest that YOU helped vote for was Play Place for Autistic Children!  They will be receiving a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White to use for their organization.  Penrickton Center for Blind Children will also be receiving a $500 gift certificate.  These organizations were thrilled to be part of this contest and wanted to express their appreciation for the votes they received.  Be sure to participate in our next Charituesday contest to help another non-profit organization win a $1,000 Gardner-White Gift Certificate.

From Play Place for Autistic Children:  We are thrilled to have been a part of the Gardner-White Charituesday contest! We are so grateful for YOUR support in helping us WIN! Thank you! It was a close race between us and Penrickton Center for Blind Children. Luckily both charities win! Penrickton received a $500 gift card to Gardner-White and we received $1,000 gift card. We were able to purchase this beautiful 3 piece set for our welcome center, we are so grateful! We can’t wait for you to see it! — credit — www.autisticplayplace.org

Take a look at the photos from their 3-piece set they purchased with the $1,000 gift certificate!


About Play Place for Autistic Children:

Play-Place for Autistic Children, a 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to providing a fun-filled, judgment-free, haven of hope for children and families affected by autism. In essence, we’ll be offering a Disneyland effect using purpose-driven “play” that improves, empowers and provides promise for a better tomorrow, including a WorkPlus program to combat the 94% unemployment rate, life skills curriculums, parent resource management forums, and after-school activities.

Play-Place represents a revolutionary compliment to the autism equation of intervention and awareness. While autism’s primary focus of intervention is clinical, research and bio-medical based – no one addresses the everyday nuances of “living with autism.” Outside of the never-ending therapy sessions, doctor visits, bood draws relative to bio-medical treatment and the everyday classroom regimen of school, where can these autism affected children and families go without being judged, stared at, mocked, bullied or made to feel uncomfortable? Where can the entire family go to experience some form of normalcy, inclusion & socialization? Play-Place for Autistic Children embraces the elements of play, family, and recovery while the majority of autism supports are very rigid, inflexibly structured and deals solely with the affected individual. Our bottom line is socialization and life skills development, independence and a better quality of life.

To learn more about and support Play Place, please visit www.autisticplayplace.org today!

About the Penrickton Center For Blind Children:

Penrickton Center for Blind Children is a unique, private non-profit agency providing five-day residential, day care and consultation/evaluation services to blind, multi-disabled children ages 1 – 12 years.  Penrickton Center utilizes its experience and expertise to serve blind multiply impaired children, their families and professionals through support services, education and advocacy. Programs are designed to promote independence and cognitive development in all aspects of daily living and to teach the children to learn to “look” at the world around them.   On-site services are offered in a five day residential or day care program.   In addition, Penrickton Center has a growing consultation program.  There is no charge to the families for our programs and we receive no State, Federal or United Way funds.  We are supported entirely by the community.   

To learn more about the Penrickton Center For Blind Children, please visit www.penrickton.com.

1,303 pounds of food to Gleaner’s Food Bank

In July and August we partnered with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan on their Hunger-Free Summer campaign.  You brought non-perishable food items to any one of our locations and we made sure it arrived at Gleaners Food Bank.  We are elated to announce that you donated 1,303 pounds of assorted food to our collection for Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.

That’s approximately 1,086 meals to hungry neighbors in need!

These donations are a tremendous help for Gleaners on their mission to make 2015 a Hunger-Free Summer for children and families across Southeastern Michigan.  Without the help from our community Gleaners would not be able to collect over 2.5 million pounds of food from food drives and distribute them to more than 500 partners each year. Through your support, you are helping to connect hungry people with the food they need when and where they need it.

Did you know that more than 300,000 children in our community rely on free or reduced prices on school lunches. Now that school is out there are many children who end up missing meals during the week. In fact, 1 in 4 children in Michigan don’t know if they will get 3 meals everyday. On average, they miss 2-3 meals per week.  Campaigns such as this help reduce or eliminate the amount of meals a child or family miss every week.  Gardner-White would like to say thank you to everyone who donated for helping make a difference in our neighbors lives.

Interested in hearing about upcoming Gleaners events in the community or want see what we have been doing? Sign up to receive the Gleaners eNewsletter.  To learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities or hear stories from Gleaners community partners, register to receive the Volunteer eNews.



Looks For Less: Lindy Sofa


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 shopping for a great traditional sofa but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Lindy Sofa is right for you.

The Lindy Sofa features button-tuffed seating, plush oversized pillows and beautiful hand-crafted wood feet. This sofa will add a touch of modern elegance to any room in your home.

Not only does our Lindy Sofa save you $341 compared to this similar sofa from Wayfair, ours is 1″ wider and can be customized with dozens of different fabrics and configurations.  Choose from chenille, leather*, microfiber and more to fit your home perfectly!

Our Lindy Sofa ($1,099.99) • (Wayfair Sofa $1,441.00)

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.


5 Free Pizzas at Gardner-White


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.

Charituesday Winner: Ennis Center For Children


The winner from our August 4th Charituesday contest stopped by our offices to tell us how they plan on using their $1,000 Gardner-White Gift Certificate that you helped them win!  The Ennis Center for Children was thrilled to be part of this contest and even more excited to have won!  Check out the video above and be sure to participate in our next Charituesday contest to help another non-profit organization win a $1,000 Gardner-White Gift Certificate.

About the Ennis Center for ChildrenEnnisCenter_Logo

The Ennis Center for Children has been working with abused and/or neglected children for over 35 years with our services reaching over 3,500 Michigan children and families in crisis annually. On any given day, we help over 300 children in our foster care program alone.

In addition, with locations in Genesee, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne County, we are a leading agency in finding adoptive families for children, including those with special needs. Ennis Center also works with delinquent teens, helping them stay safe, stay in school and on a path toward a productive adulthood.

Our mission: “With the support of the community, we preserve families when possible and create new families when necessary” drives our trained, dedicated and compassionate staff as they guide children and families toward a future better than their past.

For more information on how you can be part of the miracle of foster care and adoption, please visit us at www.enniscenter.org or call 1(888) 200-8915.

About the Charituesday

Gardner-White Furniture participates with the Fox2 Gift Giving list to help donate to local non-profit organizations that help better our community on a daily basis.  We choose two businesses at a time to participate in the contest where they receives votes on our blog page for 7 days.  The business with the most votes receives a $1,000 Gift Certificate to Gardner-White Furniture and the runner-up receives a $500 Gift Certificate.  This is our way of giving back to the community and helping support those businesses that are helping our community grow on a daily basis.

Charituesday: Friends of the Rouge vs. March Of Dimes

From 8/18 through 8/25 we held a Charituesday contest where we asked for your help to determine which non-profit organization will receive a $1,000 Gardner-White gift certificate.  You voted between Friends of the Rouge and the The March Of Dimes.  Both automatically received a $500 Gardner-White gift certificate, but your votes declared the March Of Dimes the winner of a $1,000 gift certificate!  Check out the video from the March Of Dimes above or read more about each organization below.

About the The March Of Dimes

The March of Dimes is fighting premature birth – the leading cause of death for babies in the US and of all children under 5 worldwide.  There is no more urgent cause on our planet today.  We raise funds that help pregnant women give their baby a fighting chance to be born full term and healthy.  We fund the research that is finding the causes of preterm birth and bringing new treatments into hospitals and clinics.

You can believe in the March of Dimes.  We have 75 years of experience fighting for the health of babies and children.  We funded the development of the polio vaccines that have wiped out this deadly and once-widespread disease.  We have dramatically improved infant survival through new treatments like surfactant, and many more.  We know how women can reduce their prematurity risks, and we are educating them and helping them to do it.  The March of dimes is fighting to give every baby a healthy start.

To learn more about the March of Dimes, please visit www.marchofdimes.org.

About Friends of the Rouge

Friends of the Rouge is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the need to clean up the Rouge River in southeast Michigan. The mission of Friends of the Rouge is to promote restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement and other collaborative efforts, for the purpose of improving the quality of life for the people, plants, and animals of the watershed. The Rouge River watershed (land drained by the Rouge River) drains 467 square miles.

The Rouge has four major branches (Main, Upper, Middle, and Lower) with 126 river miles and numerous tributaries. In addition to the flowing water, there are more than 400 lakes, impoundments and ponds. Within the watershed, there are over 1.35 million people in 48 municipalities. Three counties (Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne) are part of the watershed and the land is more than 50% urbanized with less than 25% remaining undeveloped.

Each year, thousands of the residents and other volunteers, of all ages, participate in Friends of the Rouge programs: Rouge Rescue is one of the largest annual river clean up events in the U.S. engaging an average of 2,000 people each year in clean up and stewardship efforts throughout the watershed. Rouge Education Project is a K-12 hands-on science education program that has reached 80,000+ young people since 1987. Volunteer Monitoring trains volunteers from the community to collect information about what lives in/around the stream including benthic macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects), frogs and toads, and fish. River Restoration educational workshops, plantings and projects engage residents, municipal employees, and others in hands-on efforts to improve the land around the river and reduce stormwater runoff. Rouge River Water Trail is a partnership effort to increase awareness about the recreational opportunities on the Rouge.

To learn more about and support Friends of the Rouge, please visit www.therouge.org today!

Looks For Less: Thane Rocker Recliner

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 shopping for a leather recliner but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Thane Rocker Recliner is a great deal.

Add a touch of old world comfort to your living area with the Thane Rocker Recliner. Cushion cores are constructed of low melt fiber wrapped over high quality foam. Features metal drop-in unitized seat box for strength and durability. All metal construction to the floor for strength and durability. The reclining mechanism features infinite positions for comfort.

Not only does our Thane Rocker Recliner saves you $1,000 compared to this similar recliner from Target®, ours has the same reclining capabilities for the comfort you’ve always wanted.  (Our Thane Rocker Recliner ($399))  (Target Recliner $1,399)

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

Looks For Less: Compare our Leather Futon to this one from Costco.


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 shopping for a leather futon but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Black Leather Futon is a great deal.

Bring a fun and inviting aura into your home with this contemporary styled futon sleeper sofa. Designed to be a sofa as well as a bed, this living room furniture piece features smooth upholstery with a plush pillow-top seating comfort. Chrome finished legs add a decorative design element that gives this sofa a unique modern look. When it comes time to accommodate sleep-over guests, merely fold down the seat back and curved seat arms to create a bed with a soft sofa comfort. A comfortable, casual and contemporary piece, this sofa suits living rooms, family rooms, apartments and even dorms.

Not only does our Black Leather Futon save you $200 compared to this similar futon from Costco.com, ours has the same reclining capabilities for the comfort you’ve always wanted.  (Our Black Leather Futon – $449.99)  (Costco Futon)

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

Donate at the Gardner-White Blood Drive.

The blood supply is dangerously low, and The American Red Cross needs it more than ever. Just one pint of blood can save up to three lives. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.™

Gardner-White is sponsoring a blood drive Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the following seven locations:

As a token of our appreciation, all participants will receive a certificate for $50 off their next purchase at any Gardner-White. Plus, each store will have a drawing in which one participant will receive a 55″ TV.

How do I know if I am eligible to donate at the blood drive?

You must be in good health, be at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 110 pounds. You will also need to pass physical and health history reviews prior to donating. There is no upper age limit on your ability to donate. Conditions that require a temporary deferral are pregnancy, travel to certain parts of the world, inoculations, some health conditions and certain medications.

Call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org to get answers to specific eligibility questions you may have. Final eligibility is determined by medical professionals at the time of donation.

Can I schedule an appointment?

The American Red Cross has convenient appointment scheduling online. Just click this link and choose the Gardner-White location & time that is best for you. Make sure you click “Show More Blood Drives on This Date” at the bottom of the list to see all of the Gardner-White blood drive locations. You can also call 1-800-REDCROSS to set up your appointment.