Days of our Lives Nadia Bjorlin & Shawn Christian with Art Van Furniture Aid Detroit Rescue Mission

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Shawn Christian (Daniel, Days of our Lives)This past November stars from Days of our Lives traveled to Detroit for the Days of our Lives Talent and Fan Search. While there, Days celebrities met with some amazing charities and people that affected everyone involved. It moved them all. But it's not ending there.

Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) and Shawn Christian (Daniel) are returning to Detroit Thursday, January 14th to attend the Charity Preview at the International Auto Show this Friday night. They will also be doing meet and greets at four (4) Art Van Furniture stores over the

weekend. More importantly, this Monday they will revisit the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries Genesis House III with 50 brand new mattresses for the women and children they met on their last trip. If you are in the area, please come on out and meet Nadia and Shawn to show your support for this worthy cause.

Here are the details:

Art Van Furniture is teaming up with cast members "Days of our Lives" and local NBC affiliate WDIV Channel 4 to help Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries - Genesis House III. Truckloads of furniture including 50 mattress sets, bed frames, night stands and dressers will arrive next week at the Genesis House III compliments of Art Van Furniture.

Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, Days of our Lives)To celebrate this campaign and draw attention to the cause, "Days of our Lives" cast members Shawn Christian ("Dr. Daniel Jonas") and Nadia Bjorlin ("Chloe Lane") will make personal appearances at four Art Van Furniture stores for autographs and photos on January 16 (12 noon to 1pm at the Warren store and 3pm to 4pm at the Taylor store) and January 17 (12 noon to 1pm at the Lakeside store and 3pm to 4pm at the Novi store).

Directions and details can be found at

Guests can also enter to win a trip for two to Los Angeles for a special tour of the set of the popular daytime drama, thanks to WDIV and the Producers of "Days of our Lives". The trip will be awarded to one lucky winner who enters now through January 18th, either in store at any Art Van location, or on the website at

Everyone is invited to help make a difference, through donations of toiletries and cleaning supplies at all Metro Detroit area Art Van Furniture stores from January 8th through January 18th. Donation items needed include travel sized shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, soap and washcloths, as well as laundry and dish soap.

"These donations will benefit the lives of hundreds of homeless women and children," said Art Van Elslander, Chairman and Founder of Art Van Furniture. "Providing a few of the comforts of home - even just the little things- can make a big difference."

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries - Genesis House III provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, treatment and case management services to women and children in need. The actors became involved in the cause during an earlier visit to Detroit, when they toured the facility and participated in a food donation drive for DRMM.

Shawn Christian, a Michigan native, commented "It was an amazing experience travelling to Detroit this past November. I felt like we did a lot for the community but realized that there was much more that could be done."

Fellow cast member Nadia Bjorlin added "In Detroit, I met many truly inspirational people who were struggling to put their lives back together. I choose to put my focus here in an effort to help them where I can. The important thing, though, is to be cognizant of the need for community service in Detroit and around our entire nation."

Days of our Lives General Schedule - Detroit Trip 2

Friday 1/15/10
7:00-9:00PM Attending the Charity Event at the Detroit International Auto Show (Cobo Center - 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226)

Saturday 1/16/10
12:00-1:30PM Public autograph signing/meet-and-greet at Art Van Furniture -Warren store (6500 14 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48092)
3:00-4:30PM Public autograph signing/meet-and-greet at Art Van Furniture - Taylor store (22035 Eureka Road, Taylor, MI 48180)

Sunday 1/17/10
12:00-1:30PM Public autograph signing/meet-and-greet at Art Van Furniture -Lakeside store (14055 Hall Road, Utica, MI. 48315)
3:00-4:30PM Public autograph signing/meet-and-greet at Art Van Furniture -Novi store (27775 Novi Road, Novi, MI 48377)

Monday 1/18/10
10:00AM-2:00PM Delivering furniture/mattresses/donated items to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Genesis House III