He helped coordinate a $11,000 donation in equipment to the collision program at Oakland Schools Tech Southwest Campus in Wixom, MI, and also personally donated $5,000 to the Foundation.
The $11,000 donation provided to the school’s collision program was the effort of several industry organizations. Dedoes Industries donated a paint mixing machine system, various cabinets and additional painting supplies. Matrix Systems supplied all the automotive refinish paint to the school, and The CRC Line Inc. donated masking paper, plastic sheeting and mixing cups.
Brunori’s personal donation of $5,000 will help purchase requested tools, equipment and supplies for a Michigan school that applied for the Education Foundation’s 2012 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant, as well as assist with the organization’s Collision Repair Education Campaign general operating fund.
“We have been very lucky to receive these donations. In times where there is very little money available for our collision program, it is great to know that there are companies that can help,” said David Hollinger, collision instructor at Oakland Schools Tech Southwest Campus.
“It is amazing to me how a few gallons of paint can make a huge difference to a group of teachers and students,” said Brunori. “Technical campuses around the United States are in desperate need of corporate and personal donations to ensure our industry continues to educate the next generation of technicians. One could say it is our corporate responsibility to get involved. I knew immediately our donations were deeply appreciated just by the looks on the kids’ faces. It is a great feeling to know you made a difference.”