ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of innovative software solutions and services for the wireless market, today announced beginning September 11, 2007, the company will be donating $1 of every sale via the company websites (www.smithmicro.com, www.allume.com and www.devdepot.com) to children charities over the next 30 days. This year Smith Micro's 7th Annual Charity Campaign "Kids First" will raise funds for KIDPOWER and Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Orange County and the Inland Empire.
"Smith Micro Software strongly embraces the concept of giving back and we believe it is our responsibility to lend support to important charitable organizations such as Make a Wish and KIDPOWER," said William W. Smith, Jr., President & CEO of Smith Micro Software, Inc. "It is hard not to be inspired by these organizations and we are deeply impressed by the passion of their commitment to the safety and dreams of children worldwide".
"Last year Smith Micro Software granted the wish of Anthony, a 11-year old boy living with an immune deficiency whose wish was to go to Hawaii and McKayla, a 7-year old girl who received her wish to go on a Disney Cruise," said Mark Pilon, CEO/President of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire. "In the past year, we have granted 300 wishes and in the coming year we will grant 300 more as we begin celebrating our 25th year. It is with the help of community partners such as Smith Micro Software that we are able to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions".
"On behalf of everyone at KIDPOWER, we want to extend an enthusiastic "thank you" to Smith Micro Software for their continuous support of our mission to bringing safety and confidence to families, schools, and communities - skills that can make a difference immediately and can last a lifetime," said KIDPOWER Executive Director/Co-Founder Irene van der Zande "With the help of their contribution, far more people, especially children and youth facing a high risk of violence, have learned how to protect their emotional and physical safety in communities not just in the Monterey Bay Area, but also throughout California, in regions all over the United States, and in many countries around the world."
This year's event will be held from September 11th - October 11th, 2007 and marks the seventh 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.
"$1 of every sale completed between September 11 and October 11, 2007 will be shared equally between Make-Wish-Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire and KIDPOWER. To reach the charities, please contact www.wishocie.org or www.kidpower.org."
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 and will begin celebrating 25 years of granting wishes. 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.
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops and markets wireless multimedia and communications solutions, mobile device management products, image and data compression solutions and many award winning software products. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise, Channel and OEM Sales Groups, and direct from our websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs) partners. Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI.
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