#Charituesday – Accounting Aid Society vs. St. Anne’s Mead

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 8/29/17 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 9/5/17 AT 10:00 A.M.)

 

Accounting Aid Society

 

 

 

 

 

Accounting Aid Society (AAS) helps grow an economy that works for everyone in Detroit and southeast Michigan through the delivery of
programs and services that strengthen economic self-sufficiency and financial potential. These include individual income tax services; personal financial coaching; tax debt relief and IRS dispute resolution; and sound financial management practices for small businesses. Through a combination of coaching, education, and individual actions, AAS touched the lives of more than 26,000 in 2016 by delivering 42,000 services
that facilitated an economic impact of $28 million to the region.

Wish List:
– New or used laptop computers and tablets
– Printing services
– Bottled water and snacks for about 700 volunteers who donate more than 18,000 hours annually

Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers are the cornerstone of our programs and services, and we depend on volunteers year-round.
Options include:
– Tax prep volunteers (training provided)
– Financial coaches (training provided)
– Pro bono CPA, Enrolled Agent, and attorneys (for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic)
– Administrative assistants, phone appointment agents, IT assistants

St. Anne’s Mead

 

 

 

 

 

St. Anne’s Mead has a 51-year legacy of caring for older adults with the highest quality in assisted living, extended / nursing care and will open a state-of-the-art memory care home in 2018. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, St. Anne’s Mead also educates the public-at-large on how to communicate effectively with someone living with dementia, how to prevent elder abuse and other issues to help our seniors live the best quality life possible. Memory care is a great and growing need in our society. Currently, 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. By 2050, this number is expected to nearly triple to 14 million.

Wish List:
– New or gently used wheel chair accessible passenger van
– Arts and crafts supplies
– Stackable chairs for meeting & community rooms

Volunteer Opportunities:
– Event volunteers
– Gardeners

Gardner-White is Hosting a Blood Drive on August 24th!

There is a significant need for blood & platelet donors right now. Patients are depending on us. 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 near you on Thursday, August 24, 2017:

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 $500 Gardner-White gift certificate.

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.

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.