#Charituesday Contest – Crossroads for Youth vs. Avalon Village


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 1/15/19 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 1/22/19 AT 10:00 A.M.)

Crossroads for Youth






Crossroads for Youth in rural, northern Oakland County provides at-risk children ages 7-17 a safe environment for them to receive counseling, therapy, educational aid and support. Believing all youth are at-risk, Crossroads for Youth strengthens families and youth with skills and tools so they become valued contributors in their communities.

Areas Served: State of Michigan

Ages Served: 7-17

Wish List:
– Bath towels (sets) for boys and girls
– Art Supplies
– Sporting Equipment
– School Supplies

Volunteer Opportunities: Due to the nature of our business and the work with do with underage kids, background checks are required for all volunteers 18 years of age or older.

Age of Volunteers: Adults 18 and older


The Avalon Village








Avalon Village is a sustainable eco-village being built in Highland Park, MI (inside the city of Detroit) on Avalon Street between Woodward and Second. Founded by Shamayim “Mama Shu” Harris, Avalon Village is transforming one of the city’s most blighted blocks into a safe, functional and beautiful space for the entire community. The inspiration behind the project is Mama Shu’s son, 2-year-old Jakobi RA, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2007. The village and its founder have been featured on The Ellen Show, in People Magazine, on NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News and in other local, national and international media. 

Areas Served: Wayne County

Ages Served: Infants to seniors

Wish List:

SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND CAMP GEAR: Solar Backpacks, Pop-Up Tents, Sleeping Bags, Towels, Blankets, First Aid Kits, Soap, Toothpaste


KITCHEN/FACILITY SUPPLIES: Pots and Pans, Book Cases, Musical Instruments, Rugs, Shelves

AMAZON WISH LIST: https://www.amazon.com/wedding/avalon-village-avalon-village-highland-park-september-2016/registry/1JQS2Y7ME57M0

Volunteer Opportunities: 
– Clean up days
– Camp/event helpers
– Tutors
– Mentors
– Music Teachers

Age of Volunteers: Adults and children 12 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult) 

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