Thank you to everyone who came out to Celebrate Twinkle Town at Gardner White! If you didn’t have a chance to vote for your favorite tree or if you were unable to attend you still have the ability to let your voice be heard. You can vote online now at gardwhit.co/twinkle or stop by our Warren store to see the trees in person and vote by scanning the QR code that can be found at every tree.
Voting goes through December 13th and the winning participant’s charity of choice will receive a $10,000 donation.
Creator: Amyre Makupson
Charity of choice: Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Michigan
The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Michigan is the premier source of information and support for Michigan residents living with dementia and their families and caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association offers a broad range of free programs and services, funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research, and advocacy efforts on behalf of Michiganders.
Charity of choice: Humble Design
Humble Design is a Pontiac-based nonprofit that helps those transitioning out of homeless shelters by providing furnishings and design services. Their goal is to turn empty houses into clean, dignified, and welcoming homes by custom designing and fully furnishing home interiors for individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness.
Creator: Haneen Matt
Charity of choice: ChadTough Foundation
ChadTough Foundation’s mission is to inspire and fund game-changing research to discover effective treatments for childhood brain cancers like DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) and DMG (diffuse midline glioma), while offering direct help to families currently in the fight.
Saturday Morning Cartoons
Creators: Brandon Hudson, Roop Raj & Taryn Asher of Fox 2
Charity of choice: Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center
The Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center focuses on the safety, social and emotional health, and stability of children and families throughout Wayne County. The Kids-TALK CAC offers comprehensive services in coordination with a network of experts to guide suspected victims of abuse and trauma through the investigation, assessment, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment.
For The Love Of Sports
Creators: Rick Mahorn + Family
Charity of choice: Gleaners Food Bank
Gleaners Food Bank is a Detroit-based nonprofit organization that works to solve hunger in southeast Michigan. They provide food to more than 400 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, schools, and other agencies across the region, and supplement the efforts of those partners by offering direct service drive-up grocery distributions.
The 6mas Tree
Charity of choice: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan has led the way in providing comprehensive, specialized health care for children. Their mission is to integrate clinical care, education, research, and advocacy to advance the health status of children, women, and their families and communities statewide.
Creator: Sarah Schneider
Charity of choice: SCAMP
Clarkston SCAMP is a five-week summer day program developed and designed for children and young adults with special needs covering a wide variety of both emotional and physical diagnoses. The camp offers music and art therapy, field trips to a large variety of venues, beach/boating days, gross motor activities, and socialization with both their peers and within the community.
Peace, Love, and Rescue
Creator: Mr. Fluffypants, Michigan Humane Ambassador
Charity of Choice: Michigan Humane
Michigan Humane was founded in 1877 and is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state. Each year, Michigan Humane achieves 100% adoption of more than 8,000 healthy and treatable animals through compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for humane treatment.
Creator: Mike Duffy from WXYZ
Charity of choice: Forgotten Harvest
Forgotten Harvest is a non-profit food rescue organization that collects food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to organizations feeding the hungry in Metro Detroit. Their food helps bridge the income gap for tens of thousands of people, allowing them to secure some basic life necessities for themselves and their family.
Creator: Ben Sharkey
Charity of choice: Michigan Foster Care Closet
Michigan Foster Care Closet is a non-profit based in Washtenaw County that provides clothing, shoes, toys, linens, nursery furniture, strollers, car seats, school supplies, hygiene products, safety equipment, and more to foster children and their families FREE of charge. MFCC gives foster children a sense of value and control in their lives so they can feel confident and accepted.
Charity of choice: Give Merit
Give Merit is a non-profit that exists to enhance and extend educational opportunities to underserved youth through innovative enrichment and mentorship activities. Its mission is to provide resources and opportunities for these youths to embrace education and become world-class citizens, with a goal to motivate each student to graduate high school and attend college.
Creator: Kimberly Dobine
Charity of choice: Money Matters for Youth
Money Matters for Youth is a Detroit-based financial literacy program for children that teaches the basis of economics and financial responsibility. Their goal is to provide a program that is committed to fostering the social, emotional, and cognitive growth of young people while preparing them to have professional and personal success all while giving back to their community.
Charity of Choice: Sparky Anderson’s CATCH Charity for Children
CATCH is dedicated to improving the quality of life for pediatric patients and their families at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital. Through an ongoing series of special fundraising activities and the development of a board-designated endowment fund, CATCH provides for children whose special needs might otherwise fall through the cracks.
Creator: Calvin Johnson Jr.
Charity of choice: Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation Inc.
The Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to the education, training, and social development of at-risk youth. They promote causes such as supporting those less fortunate, pancreatic cancer research scholarships, graduating senior football athlete scholarships, health and physical fitness awareness, and providing financial support to nonprofit organizations.