#Charituesday Contest – HAVEN vs. COTS

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 4/14/20 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 4/21/20 AT 10:00 A.M.)


For 45 years, HAVEN has been Oakland County’s only agency that provides comprehensive services for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. We provide safe emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy and educational programming to nearly 30,000 people each year. Our mission is to empower survivors to heal and to engage all individuals and communities to address and prevent physical and sexual violence. Everyone deserves to live a life without fear and with the support of our community, we will continue providing free, critical & necessary services to survivors and their children.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County


– Cereal
– Paper Products (cups, bowls, plates)
– Diapers
– Baby wipes
– New socks
– New towels (full-size)
– Gift cards in the amount of $20 (Meijer, Target, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Gas Stations, Grocery Stores)

– First Response Advocacy
– Child Mentor
– Administration
– Fundraising Events
– Garden (Seasonal)
– Host an arts & crafts or movie night
– HAVEN’s Annual Gift Giveaway

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults 18 and older (volunteers ages 13-17 must be supervised by an adult)


For more than 35 years, COTS has been committed to serving the most vulnerable members of the Detroit community. COTS provides shelter, housing, and support to more than 1,200 people annually – 60 percent of whom are children. Through its Passport to Self- Self Sufficiency™, COTS assists families in reaching their housing, economic, health, education, and career goals through mobility coaching, mentorship, and support as they strive to overcome homelessness and break the cycle poverty for the next generation and beyond.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County


– Baby supplies (enfamil ready to use formula, diapers)
– Bus passes
– Gift cards in the amount of $25 or less (CVS, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Gas Stations, Meijer, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart)
– New linens (twin mattress covers, twin sheets, pillows, blankets)
– New socks and undergarments
– Season clothing

– Food Service
– Clothing Boutique
– Children Activities
– Literacy & Education
– Administration
– Events & Fundraising

AGE OF VOLUNTEERS: Adults and children 15 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

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