ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading diversified developer and marketer of wireless communications today announced its continuous commitment to give back to the community in helping children worldwide by donating $1 of every sale via the company websites (www.smithmicro.com, www.allume.com and www.devdepot.com) over the next 30 days. This year Smith Micro's 6th Annual Charity Campaign "Champion for Children" will raise funds for KIDPOWER and Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Orange County and the Inland Empire.
At Smith Micro we believe in creating a positive contribution to the community from which we have derived so much from", said William W. Smith, Jr., President & CEO of Smith Micro Software. "We hope to raise awareness and assist in the efforts of these important charities that impact the lives of children throughout the world by continuing to be a good corporate citizen."
"We are tremendously grateful to partner with Smith Micro to teach kids to use their power to stay safe! We share Smith Micro's commitment both to quality and to community. Thanks to this generous contribution, thousands more children close to home and around the world will have the chance to learn KIDPOWER skills for building their confidence and their ability to protect themselves from harm." said Irene van der Zande, Executive Director and Co-Founder of KIDPOWER.
Said Mark Pilon, Make-A-Wish chapter CEO/President "The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Orange County and the Inland Empire is very excited to be teaming with Smith Micro to help make wishes come true. Smith Micro's philosophy of community involvement matches our belief in bringing joy to the courageous children facing life-threatening medical conditions by granting their most heartfelt wish."
About Smith Micro Software:
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, develops and markets wireless communication, broadband and utility software products. The company designs integrated cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal and business computing worldwide. With a focus on wireless, broadband and Internet technologies, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, file and image compression, digital image and music management. The award-winning software solutions empower Windows and Macintosh users in the areas of information access, removal, recovery, security, and Internet distribution. Smith Micro's leading brands are QuickLink®, StuffIt®, CheckIt®, Internet Cleanup™ and Spring Cleaning®. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise Group, Consumer Group, OEM Sales Group, direct from our websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs) channels. Smith Micro's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI.
KIDPOWER's vision is to create cultures of caring, respect and safety where children can thrive. Since 1989, KIDOWER has empowered over a million people of all ages and abilities to speak up for themselves and to take charge of their emotional and physical safety. Through work with families, schools, community groups and committed individuals, KIDPOWER programs give adults positive and practical tools for building their children's advocacy, self-protection, personal safety and confidence.
The generous support of people from around the United States and in many countries is helping KIDPOWER to reach out to those most in need. In addition to KIDPOWER's work with the general public, professionals from community service organizations in developing countries are learning how to teach KIDPOWER skills to young people whose lives are in danger in places like Peru, Vietnam, India and Pakistan. Visit www.kidpower.org to learn how to bring more KIDPOWER into the world.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation®:
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Born in 1980 when a group of caring individuals helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 69 chapters in the U.S. and its territories.
Locally, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire has granted over 3,500 wonderful wishes to children in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. To refer a child, or to learn how you can help, visit the organization's Web site at: www.wishocie.org. Phone: (714) 573-WISH (9474). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"$1 of every sale completed between September 11 and October 11, 2006 will be shared equally between Make-Wish-Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire and Kid Power. To reach the charities, please contact www.wish.org or www.kidpower.org."
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