#Charituesday Contest – Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program vs. Gift of a Helping Hand Charitable Trust

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 to our community. #GWCommunityHelp

(VOTE ONCE PER DAY FROM 10/29/19 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 11/5/19 AT 10:00 A.M.)

Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program

The Downtown Boxing Gym is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing a free, after-school academic and athletic program to Detroit students ages 8-18. Founded in 2007 by CNN Hero Top 10 finalist Coach Khali Sweeney, the program focuses on books before boxing and includes tutoring, mentorship, enrichment programs, college and career readiness, healthy meals, transportation, community service opportunities and athletics all year round. Since the gym opened its doors, 100% of participating students have graduated from high school. The program is housed in a former bookbinding factory on East Vernor Highway in Detroit. The program currently has 170 participants and an 1,300 child waiting list.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County


COMPUTER EQUIPMENT: Laptops, Headphones, USB Drives, Computer chairs 

CLASSROOM/OFFICE SUPPLIES: Electric pencil sharpener, Lucite frames 8×11, Colored file folders (green, purple, orange, red, light blue, yellow), Tape dispensers, Refill tape, Yard sticks, 3-fold project boards, Educational games, Chess sets, Post-it notes

ATHLETIC SUPPLIES: First aid supplies – antibiotic ointment, gauze, peroxide, ice packs, Water bottles, Timers, Gorilla tape, Boxing hand wraps

KITCHEN/BATHROOM SUPPLIES: Melamine dinner plates, Paper towels, Toilet paper, Paper plates, Cups, Napkins, Wipes, Bathroom mirrors

AMAZON WISH LIST: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1534XPXE63ZJK

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Tutoring, mentorship, field trip chaperones, event helpers, clean up helpers

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 12 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult) 

Gift of a Helping Hand Charitable Trust

We provide safe and affordable housing for veterans, domestic violence survivors and homeless women and their children. We foster technology, health education, career and financial educational training and computer classes for economically disadvantaged youth, girls, women, veterans, domestic violence survivors and underprivileged individuals. We help them to become self-sufficient and learn the skills for career advancement. In addition, we provide basic needs and care packages to thousands of families, veterans and individuals all around the world requesting our assistance during these challenging times. 

AREAS SERVED: State of Michigan


WISH LIST: Commercial & residential building, gift cards, e-cards, auction items, memorabilia, frequent flyer miles, stocks and bonds, recreational vehicle, gift certificate, free advertising, free publicity, free commercial, sponsorship

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Computer Instructor, financial advisor and counselor, Professional PR and fundraiser

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 10 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

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