#Charituesday Contest – CARE House of Oakland County vs. Play-Place for Autistic Children


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 8/14/18 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 8/21/18 AT 10:00 A.M.)


CARE House of Oakland County







CARE House of Oakland County provides forensic interviews and therapy for children who are victims of abuse and neglect, and seeks to prevent child abuse through advocacy, education and community outreach.

AREAS SERVED: Oakland County


– $5 gift cards from Mobil
– $25 or $50 gift cards from Kroger or Meijer
– Baby Wipes
– Art Supplies

– CASA: This volunteer is trained by the Council and appointed by the 6th Judicial Circuit Family Division, to serve as a special advocate for an abused or neglected child while under the Court’s jurisdiction.

– Child Assistant: This volunteer provides comfort to children who come to CARE House for an interview concerning allegations of sexual or physical abuse.

– Family Support Group: CARE House therapists offer a weekly support group to many of the children who have been interviewed and disclosed their abuse. Volunteers can participate in activities with children or help to facilitate the parent group.

– Family Support Chef’s: Your group or organization can volunteer to prepare a nutritious meal for the children and families of the Family Support Night. Scheduling frequency is flexible.

– Front Desk Greeter: A volunteer that is the welcoming presence for children and families as they come to CARE House. They also assist with special projects at the front desk.

– Medical Assistant: A health care trained volunteer who cares for the child and assists the physician during a medical evaluation when a child visits our medical clinic.

– Stewards of Children: This program is a primary prevention program to educate the community to recognize the symptoms of abuse. Volunteers are trained in Stewards of Children to present this three-hour program to community groups.

– Development / Special Events: Volunteers are needed to assist in preparing invitations, information packets, or other mailers and to participate in the events with activities, such as helping with registration or setting up for the event.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS? The majority of our volunteers are eighteen and up, but there are volunteer opportunities for teens in high school.


Play-Place for Autistic Chidren







The goal of Play-Place for Autistic Children’s 25,000 square foot cutting-edge facility is to provide comprehensive services, educational opportunities, numerous therapies, coaching and feedback, and life/work experiences that will work with each individual’s identified strengths and maximize their potential for growth and development, independence, self-esteem and improve their quality of life.

AREAS SERVED: Macomb County


– Art supplies
– Wall cabinets/Shelving
– Room doors
– Office supplies
– Water

Play-Place for Autistic Children needs patient, caring, smiling volunteers that love children! Our center is for children and young adults affected by autism and other special needs. This is a community-wide volunteer effort to service the over 8,000 tri-county area families. Choose from a variety of impact projects such as: share your passion for arts & crafts in our Art Studio, guide creative projects in our Lego Room, assist in our Computer Cafe, welcome our families and guests as they arrive or help with the magic of the carousel. Volunteer three to four hours of your time and inspire for a lifetime. Sign up for one shift, multiple shifts or even the same shift each week. We truly value our volunteers for the incredible difference they make in these children’s lives!



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