#Charituesday Contest – Downtown Boxing Gym vs. FAR Therapeutic Arts & Recreation

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 8/18/20 AT 10:00 A.M. THROUGH 8/25/20 AT 10:00 A.M.)

Downtown Boxing Gym

The Downtown Boxing Gym is a free after-school academic and athletic program for Detroit students ages 8-18. We provide tutoring, mentorship, college and career readiness, transportation, healthy meals, enrichment programs (like computer coding, cooking classes, music, etc.) athletic programs and so much more all year round. We are proud to have a 100% high school graduation rate since we opened our doors in 2011. The Downtown Boxing Gym is building future leaders and providing a launching pad for their success. By supporting our program, you are helping to change lives and make it all possible. Thank you.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County


SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Computer equipment, headphones, mini video projector, SAT study guides, zipper binders, educational games, etc.

ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT: Free weights, jump ropes, boxing gauze, boys and girls athletic clothing (leggings, T-shirts, etc.)

OFFICE SUPPLIES: Post-it notes, tape, folders, staplers, paper, push pins, dry erase markers, power strips, extension cords, etc.

OTHER: Boys suits, hygiene items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, shower caddies, 65-gallon trash bags

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: All of our students receive daily academic support, annual assessment, and assistance with their homework, studying, and project work. We are looking for volunteers to tutor our students in all subjects. Tutors are needed Monday through Friday, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. We ask that you commit to at least one day per week. The Downtown Boxing Gym also hosts several different events each year. We’re always looking for help with registration, concessions, event set-up, and committee roles. Also! Our students love to learn new things, meet new people, and be exposed to different careers, arts, athletics, and hobbies. Interested in coming to visit one day to share your career with our students? We want to hear from you!

FAR Therapeutic Arts & Recreation

FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation gives adults and children with special needs a way to express themselves, explore their artistic gifts and communicate in new ways. Through creative arts and recreation therapies, FAR clients learn much more than how to play a musical instrument, paint a picture or learn the latest dance moves. They gain ground developmentally and socially. They meet therapeutic goals. They make friends. They create. They connect.

AREAS SERVED: Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

AGES SERVED: All ages, all diagnosis

– Amazon Gift Cards
– Art Supplies for Art Therapy Sessions
– New or Gently Used Instruments
– Paper Products for Events
– Volunteers

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: FAR relies on volunteers to assist with programs, special events and to help with administrative projects that arise from time to time. An application form must be completed prior to volunteering. A criminal background check is run on all applicants. Applications can be found on our website at: https://www.far-therapy.org/volunteers/


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