#Charituesday Contest – Detroit Institute for Children vs. The Rainbow Connection

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 8/20/19 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 8/27/19 AT 10:00 A.M.)

Detroit Institute for Children

For almost 100 years, we have provided services to children with special needs, their families and professionals who support them. In 2017, we launched a Summer Learning Program, SLIDE, designed to provide continuation of therapy services for children with special needs during the summer months.

Offered at no cost to families, the program allows children who would not receive services to continue to develop their skills. We make summer a time for fun and development for special kids!

We provide workshops to help educate those who care and support children with special needs so that each child can reach their greatest potential. We ARE what special needs!

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Genesee County

AGES SERVED: Birth to 19 years old

– Art supplies for children
– Children’s sport equipment
– Tablets (IE: iPad, Kindle, etc.) for use in therapy

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assistance with our Summer Learning Program.

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

The Rainbow Connection

The Rainbow Connection is a compassionate wish-granting organization dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Since 1985, we have granted the wishes of over 3,500 children and have remained true to our promise of never turning away an eligible child in need of a wish.  In addition to our wish-granting services, The Rainbow Connection offers additional support programs for our wish families including referrals to organizations for needed financial assistance, respite activities through our Enhancement Program and college scholarships.  The Rainbow Connection has received Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for the seventh consecutive year, an honor only 5% of rated charities across the U.S. achieve.  86 cents of every donated dollar is spent on our wish-granting services. 

AREAS SERVED:  State of Michigan

AGES SERVED: 2 to 18

Volunteers are an essential part of The Rainbow Connection family, contributing more than 5,000 hours annually. Depending on your skills, preferences and available time, you may enjoy one of the areas identified below.
– Host a Fundraising Event – visit https://www.rainbowconnection.org/ways-to-help/fundraising/host-a-fundraiser/
– Assist at one of our fundraising or wish events 
– Provide office support – Help with mailings, handy-work, gardening and other important office functions.
– Crafts – Help create special favors for our event guests, wrap gifts or help us with our holiday decorating

WISH LIST: Gift cards for restaurants, gas, grocery stores and local shopping stores


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