Art Van Furniture Kicks Off 2012 Million Dollar Charity Challenge

Art Van Furniture launched their annual giving spree today, and thousands of dollars will be donated.

The 2012 Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge kicked off today in Lansing, and four charities were honored with the Award of Hope, one of them being Michael's Place shelter in Traverse City.

Here's how the challenge works. Out of the four charities, the top three will receive a $25,000, $15,000, or $10,000 grant from Art Van. The winners are chosen based on your votes.

You have until May 31st to vote for your favorite charity, visit: