ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading diversified developer and marketer of wireless communications and utilities products today announced the results of its 6th Annual Charity Campaign "Champion for Children," which raised $25,000 for KIDPOWER and Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Orange County and Inland Empire.
This year's event was held September 11th - October 11th and marks the sixth consecutive year that Smith Micro raised money for various charitable causes. Previous fundraising efforts have included support to fight Parkinson's disease, Lupus, breast cancer and aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
"At Smith Micro, our commitment reaches beyond our products to enriching the lives of children," said William W. Smith, Jr., President & CEO of Smith Micro Software. We are honored to support these two charities and we hope our actions will bring smiles to children's faces in addition to preventing violence and abuse towards children."
"At Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire, it is our vision to grant a wish to every eligible child," said Mark Pilon CEO/President. "Smith Micro's philosophy of community involvement has helped grant the wishes of two very deserving children: McKayla, age 7, will receive her wish to travel on a fun-filled Disney Cruise and visit with her favorite characters Donald, Mickey and Snow White. While Anthony, age 9, will explore volcanoes, attend his first-ever luau and surf the big waves in Hawaii. We are truly grateful to have Smith Micro join us in bringing joy and granting wishes to these courageous children who are facing life-threatening medical conditions."
Said KIDPOWER Executive Director/Co-Founder Irene van der Zande, "Smith Micro is a treasured partner, and we are especially impressed at their commitment to the community which is engrained in their company culture. Thanks to their extraordinary generosity, Smith Micro is helping to protect children from violence, abuse, kidnapping and other threatening acts and replacing it with self protection, self confidence, and violence prevention skills. This big-hearted contribution will help KIDPOWER to increase its ability to provide services to children and youth locally, nationally and internationally."
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.
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.
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 or call 800-467-6997 to learn how to bring more KIDPOWER into the world.
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