#Charituesday Contest – NAMI Michigan vs. Penrickton Center for Blind 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 9/17/19 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 9/24/19 AT 10:00 A.M.)

NAMI Michigan

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. NAMI Michigan and its affiliates are dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for persons, families and others, who are affected by mental illness, including children with serious emotional disorders, through support, education, advocacy and research.

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan


WISH LIST: Office furniture and equipment, marketing and other professional services


AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older 

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

Penrickton Center for Blind Children serves children who are blind and multiply handicapped, including developmental delay, orthopedic problems, autism and seizure disorders. Our center’s mission is unique in that we are provide a five-day residential, day-care and consultation program to help each child become as independent as possible through the Active Learning Theory. Penrickton Center is a non-profit agency that receives no state, federal or United Way funding. There is no charge to the families of the children we serve. All of the money is raised from individuals in the community, service clubs and other groups.

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

AGES SERVED: 1 – 12 years old

– Diapers (sizes 4,5,6)
– Baby Wipes
– 100% Fruit Juice
– Canned Peas
– Canned Corn

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Penrickton Center depends on volunteers to fulfill multiple needs. These include working around the building and grounds with general upkeep such as painting, yard work, etc. Tasks include stuffing mail and educational materials, volunteering at large fundraising events, providing life experiences such as music and horseback riding, and working directly with the children (following intensive training).

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older 

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