(WXYZ) - Art Van Furniture honored five Michigan residents on Thursday night at the Art Van Furniture Award of Hope ceremony.
The company saluted the five for their commitment to family and community.
The celebration also served as the official kick off for the Art Van Million Dollar Charity Bonus Challenge; Michigan charities will compete for $50,000 in grants.
You can vote for the various charities here: www.artvan.com
The 2013 Art Van Award of Hope honorees were:
Cecilia Chesney, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan in Traverse City
Chuck Saur, Conductive Learning Centers in Grand Rapids (in memoriam, Susie Saur)
Sheilah P. Clay, Neighborhood Services Organization in Detroit
Sheri Mark, North Star Reach in Ann Arbor