#Charituesday Contest – Community Housing Network vs. Play-Place Autism & Special Needs Center

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 7/23/19 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 7/30/19 AT 10:00 A.M.)

Community Housing Network

Community Housing Network’s mission is to strengthen communities by connecting people to housing resources. The group’s passionate advocates are devoted to providing homes for people in need and access to resources to create sustainable communities. They provide affordable housing and resources to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, people with disabilities, low income, those facing foreclosure and other vulnerable members of the southeast Michigan community.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County


– Cleaning supplies/ Personal care items
– Gift cards (major grocery & retail stores)
– Household items (kitchen items, bedding, & towels)
– Welcome Home Baskets (laundry basket filled with basic necessities)
– Adopt a family or individual for the holidays

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are needed to provide administrative office support, fundraising and donation procurement.

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 13 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult) 

Play-Place Autism & Special Needs Center

The goal of Play-Place Autism and Special Needs Center’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: State of Michigan


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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Play-Place Autism and Special Needs Center 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 serve more than 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 in our family Bistro. 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!

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

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