#Charituesday Contest – First Step vs. Camp Casey

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 3/12/19 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 3/19/19 AT 10:00 A.M.)

First Step

First Step provides comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Programs include shelter, 24-hour helpline support, counseling, advocacy, legal information, children’s service, food, clothing, transportation and transitional housing and much more.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County


WISH LIST: New hand and bath towels, mops, shower liners, clorox wipes, toilet bowl cleaner

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED?Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers can help answer the phones, nurture children, go out on assault response calls, sort donations, garden, provide programs for families in shelter, organize fundraising events and provide general office support.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older, some group projects can involve younger children if supervised by adults 

Camp Casey

Camp Casey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit horseback riding program for children with cancer, sickle cell disease, and aplastic anemia in Southeast and West Michigan. An entirely mobile program, Camp Casey delivers happiness on horseback through its three cost-free programs: Horsey House Calls, Cowboy Camp Outs, and Outlaw Outings. Through its programs and with the support of loyal donors and volunteers, Camp Casey has been able to make a difference in the lives of more than 10,000 people (and counting!) who have been directly affected by childhood illness.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Washtenaw County, St. Clair County, Genesee County, Lapeer County, Kent County

AGES SERVED: 17 and under

WISH LIST: Camp Casey is always looking to fill their tack box with: art supplies, pizza gift cards, gas gift cards, picnic supplies, and more! For their full wish list, please visit: camp-casey.org/wishlist.

VOLUNTEERS ACCEPTED? Yes, our agency accepts volunteers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Camp Casey’s signature program, Horsey House Calls, give volunteers the opportunity to directly impact the lives of children and their families facing childhood illness. Each weekend of the summer (from June to September), Camp Casey and its volunteers surprise a child with a full-size horse on their doorstep and an afternoon filled with fun, camp-related activities. Volunteers take on the roles of Craft King or Queen, Top Chef, Photographer, or Side Walker during their 2.5 hour commitment, and time surely flies as they enjoy the day with a child who may otherwise not have the ability to attend summer camp away from home. No horse experience is necessary to volunteer with Camp Casey; so long as you have a good heart and a good spirit, you will be the perfect Camp Casey volunteer! Visit camp-casey.org/volunteer to register.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 16 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult) 


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