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 1/21/20 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 1/28/20 AT 10:00 A.M.)
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
The mission of Operation Graduation is to create life changing opportunities for underserved youth in metro Detroit through scholarships and education programs that support the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA). JRLA is an open enrollment, tuition free public charter high school on the Northwest side of Detroit. The Academy currently serves over 400 ninth through twelfth grade scholars (and over 400 alumni) and provides a leadership focused education that engages and inspires youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree.
AREAS SERVED: Wayne County
AGES SERVED: 14-22
WISH LIST: Financial support for our capital campaign to build a high school gym as well as soft costs associated with this project (painting services, lockers, weight room equipment, bleachers, water fountains, flooring, etc). In addition, we would like to add window roll shades to existing classrooms for added security.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Mentoring & tutoring
AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older
Neighborhood House, a nonprofit human service organization founded by communities of faith in 1968, assists our neighbors during times of hardship. We collaborate with the community and other social service providers to help those neighbors in financial crisis toward self-sustainability. We assist families and individuals in crisis move toward long-term success through rent and utility financial assistance, food, clothing, counseling, a bike program, transportation services, and educational classes. Neighborhood House believes that neighbors helping neighbors is the model of a strong community.
AREAS SERVED: Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Oakland Township, and Addison Township
AGES SERVED: All ages.
WISH LIST: Please visit www.ranh.org/wish-list for the most up to date information. Our most frequently used items are food, clothing, blankets, sheets, and small household items.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We welcome and need your assistance at Neighborhood House! Volunteers share their time and talents on a regular basis at the Clothes Closet, Food Pantry, and at our Main Office. We also have opportunities for volunteers to help with special projects and events. In 2018, our volunteers gave over 15,400 hours to help their neighbors in need!
AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)