INKSTER, Mich., April 1, 2010 — Inkster, Mich.-based Starfish Family Services (Starfish), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating brighter futures for the children of at-risk families in metropolitan Detroit, was chosen as a finalist in the AIREA/Kimball® Extreme Office Makeover Contest. Starfish Chief Executive Officer Ann Kalass made the announcement.
“It is an honor to have been selected as a finalist in the AIREA/Kimball® contest,” said Kalass. “This is a unique opportunity and we look forward to involving the community in local nonprofit activity.”
The office space makeover contest is co-sponsored by AIREA, a leading furnishing and design dealer in Farmington Hills, Mich., and Kimball® Office, a business unit of Kimball® International. The award gives one deserving local nonprofit organization the opportunity to win an office makeover.
The winner will be determined through online voting, which will take place from April 5th through the 23rd. Voting is open to the public and the winner will be announced on May 6th at the AIREA Showroom during an afternoon reception for industry leaders and community members.
Founded in 1963, Starfish Family Services is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by creating family success. Based in Inkster, Mich., Starfish serves vulnerable children and families throughout metropolitan Detroit, providing early childhood and parenting programs, after school programs, children’s mental health services, and emergency shelter to teens and youth in crisis. Each year, Starfish helps more than 9,000 individuals, children and families.