SOURCE: Art Van Furniture

Art Van Furniture

August 03, 2009 05:05 ET

Art Van Furniture to Give Away One Million Dollars to 50 Charities Over 50 Hours at Press Conferences in Metro Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Traverse City and Lansing

WARREN, MI--(Marketwire - August 3, 2009) - Art Van Furniture


How do you give away $1 Million in just 50 hours to 50 worthy organizations? Come see for yourself!

Join Art Van founder Art Van Elslander at a press conference for the Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge Marathon as disbursements are made to 50 worthy charities over a 50-hour period, criss-crossing the state of Michigan! It's a whirlwind tour of goodwill!

Who else but Art Van Elslander of Art Van Furniture could give a million dollars to 50 charities in only 50 hours? In honor of its 50th anniversary, Art Van Furniture has committed to supporting Michigan-based children, health and human services programs by providing $1 million to fund 50 grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.

The event kicks off both Art Van's Million Dollar Charity Challenge and Art Van's 50th Anniversary. Art Van has designed the grants as Challenge Gifts in order to encourage others to donate and maximize fundraising opportunities. Last month, hundreds of organizations across the state entered for a chance, and Art Van will be announcing the area's grant recipients at this Art Van location. Come join in the excitement as Art Van gives back to the community in this exciting way.

Detroit:             Monday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.
Art Van Furniture - Warren
6500 14 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48092

Flint:                Monday, August 3, 1:00 p.m.
Art Van Furniture - Flint
G-4577 Miller Rd
Flint, MI 48507

Grand Rapids:     Tuesday, August 4th, 10:00 a.m.
Art Van - Grand Rapids
4375 28th St. S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Traverse City:     Tuesday, August 4th, 1:00 p.m.
Art Van - Traverse City
1775 Oak Hollow Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Lansing:        Wednesday, August 5th, 10:00 a.m.
Art Van - Lansing
8748 W. Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

About Art Van Furniture

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Art Van Furniture is Michigan's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer, operating 30 stores in 29 communities throughout Michigan, a full service e-commerce website plus a new freestanding bedding store in Canton Michigan, 'Pure Sleep by Art Van.' The company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. For more information, visit

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