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The Art Institute of Michigan — Troy Makes Donation to Operation: Kid Equip

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At its grand opening celebration on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, The Art Institute of Michigan – Troy, an additional location of The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago, presented Operation: Kid Equip, a Detroit-based organization that provides basic school needs for children of low-income families, with a donation of 200 boxes of Crayons and a check for $500.  

“At The Art Institute of Michigan — Troy, we are committed to providing students with educational opportunities that will help prepare them for creative and rewarding careers,” said Turner Berg, campus director for The Art Institute of Michigan — Troy.  “We are delighted to support a worthwhile nonprofit organization like Operation: Kid Equip that shares our philosophy for helping students to succeed.”

The Art Institute of Michigan — Troy hosted the fundraiser  October 10-25 and encouraged faculty, staff and students to reach out to their families, friends, churches and local community organizations for help in collecting the crayons.  Present at the event to receive the donations was Operation: Kid Equip President and CEO, Menachem Michael Kniespeck.  

“We are truly humbled by the continued support from the community and valued partners like The Art Institute of Michigan — Troy,” said Kniespeck.  “Unfortunately, many local families are faced with limited resources when it comes to providing the tools for students to succeed and at Operation: Kid Equip we are proud to do our part.”  

The Art Institute of Michigan — Troy, an additional location of The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago, is one of The Art Institutes (, a system of more than 45 educational institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University.

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