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Conductive Learning Center to compete in Art Van social media challenge

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The Conductive Learning Center (CLC) is asking for your support - not in dollars, but in votes.
Underwriting support from:

Voting information

Voting is happening here May 18-31.

Participants may cast only one vote.

Art Van Furniture will announce the winners on Friday, June 1, 2012.

The Conductive Learning Center is in the running for grants up to $50,000 in the Art Van Charity Challenge. Public vote will decide the winner in the 4th annual Million Dollar Charity Challenge campaign. Beginning Friday, May 18 and running through May 31, CLC is asking you to vote for them as your favorite Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge organization. 

The top three charities with the most votes will win grants of $25,000, $15,000 or $10,000.

To cast a vote supporters must simply the Art Van Charity Challenge. Participants may cast only one vote. Art Van Furniture will announce the winners on Friday, June 1, 2012.

Parents of children with motor disorders such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida often struggle with wondering if there is something more they can do for their child. The Conductive Learning Center serves children birth to age 26 with motor disorders related to complications of prematurity, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida or brain injury. For these children with motor disorders, even the smallest tasks – eating, buttoning a shirt, sitting in a chair –can be monumental. The Conductive Learning Center (CLC) can change that. 

With increased mobility, strength, problem-solving skills, confidence and self-esteem, the child’s quality of life be improved, and so will whole families.

Conductive education methodology has a transformative effect on mobility and independence. Using a holistic and intensive approach that combines medical knowledge with educational methods, a child can gain control over his or her body – and accomplish tasks many never thought possible. This is a unique program and a gem in West Michigan, drawing families from all over the country, in order to avail their child the hope for independence. The focus at CLC is on what a child can do, or can learn to do, and not on what their disability prevents them from doing. It is a place of hope, a place of small daily miracles, a place that changes lives for children with motor disorders.

A vote for CLC can help fund these programs that help a children reach their full potential.

The Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge is an innovative program presented by Art Van Furniture that awards challenge grants from $5,000 to $50,000 to support Michigan-based nonprofit organizations that focus on children, health and human services programs. Within the last three years, 150 Michigan charities have been awarded a total of $3 million dollars. Through the challenge component, $10 million has been raised since the program began in 2009. A complete list of Art Van Million Dollar Charities can be found on the company's website.

About Art Van Furniture

Art Van Furniture is Michigan's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 34 stores in Michigan, a full service e-commerce website, plus six freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Canton, Troy, Rochester Hills, Brighton, Ann Arbor and New Hudson, Michigan. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Mich. 

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