The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center host clothing and shoe drive

 This holiday season, The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) has teamed up with Gardner-White Furniture to host a clothing and shoe drive. Running now through the year end, community members will have the option to donate gently-used clothing and shoes to any of Gardner-White’s 8 metro Detroit locations in addition to the 34 metro Detroit Salvation Army family thrift store donation centers.

“We’re so thankful for this partnership with Gardner-White,” said Merle Mille, administrator of The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center. “The success of our stores and ARC programs are dependent on the generosity of the community’s donations and purchases. The addition of these extra donation sites will truly be an asset to our holiday collections this year.”

All donations to the 34 Salvation Army thrift stores directly benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Centers’ independently funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation programs for adults.

In addition to helping the ARC change people’s lives, Gardner-White shoppers who make a contribution to the clothing and shoe drive will receive a Best Buy electronics gift from Gardner-White.

“Gardner-White is delighted to partner with the Salvation Army to continue providing critical services to needy members of the community, and also to make giving more accessible for metro Detroiters so that we can together build the type of community we want to live in,” said Rachel Tronstein, vice president of Gardner-White Furniture.

Donations will be accepted at each of Gardner-White’s metro Detroit locations during normal business hours. To find a Gardner-White Furniture store near you, visit

Donations of gently used clothing, linen, household appliances, furniture, toys, shoes, purses and housewares are accepted year-round at all Salvation Army thrift store donation centers. For specific hours of a donation center near you, please visit the website at

Founded by William Booth in London, England, in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. The ARC is an integral part of  TSA’s mission, and offers substance-abusing adults the opportunity to rebuild their lives through a voluntary, short-term residential self-help program designed to establish a sense of dignity, self-esteem and personal strength that will allow them to resist the desire to abuse a substance and regain their rightful place as contributing members of society. Completely self-funded, the ARC draws its entire operating budget from the revenue of the 34 Salvation Army Thrift Stores located in Southeast Michigan. For more information visit or call 313.965.7760.

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