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Focus: HOPE selected as the Grand Prize winner of 2015 Make My NonProfit Run Better Contest

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Michigan Office Solutions

For Immediate Release –   March 13, 2015

Contact:  Shelly Bernecker, Marketing Manager



Focus: HOPE selected as the Grand Prize winner of 2015 Make My NonProfit Run Better Contest 

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DETROIT, MICHIGAN (March 13, 2015) –   After more than 10,500 total online votes were cast,
Focus: HOPE was announced as the winner of the MOS Make My NonProfit Run Better Contest!

Officials from MOS, leading provider of Xerox, 3D technology printer and managed print services, announced this morning that Focus: HOPE – a nonprofit organization based in Detroit is the grand prize winner of a $25,000 office technology makeover.

In total, three nonprofits from across the Detroit Metro area were awarded office equipment prizes totaling over $50,000 in value. 

After more than 10,500 votes were cast, the finalists are:

The contest provides nonprofit organizations in Metro Detroit the opportunity to raise awareness for their nonprofit organization and a chance to win office equipment and technology solutions to help them run better.

MOS representatives will visit the three prize winners in the upcoming week to assess technological needs, and install equipment to fulfill each organization’s office and technology needs. 

“This contest is really exciting for us.  It is such an amazing way to give back to local nonprofits and thank them for what they do,” said Ralph Slider, President of MOS.  “The organizations involved and the public really stepped up in promoting the contest to generate online votes.  The most fulfilling part of this contest though, is how these makeovers allow nonprofits to improve their day-to-day functions, run more efficiently and better serve those who use their services.” 

The 2015 Make My nonprofit Run Better contest began with 35 nonprofits entering from across the Detroit Metro area for their chance to win a $25,000 office technology makeover.  Organizations then encouraged their supporters to vote online at  Votes were counted electronically, and the contest was narrowed to 5 finalists after the first round of online voting.

MOS partnered with Local 4 Click on Detroit, Microsoft, The Detroit Red Wings and The Skillman Foundation for this year’s Make My NonProfit Run Better contest.

For more information about the contest please contact Shelly Bernecker, MOS Marketing Manager at 616-785-7866.


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