VTech Helps Grant Wishes through Donations to Make-A-Wish
Beaverton, Ore – VTech Communications, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Ltd. (HKSE: 303) and the largest U.S. cordless phone manufacturer, today announced a campaign to raise money for Make-A-Wish by donating US$2 from every phone, baby monitor and qualifying accessory purchase made on certain VTech's websites. VTech also invites shoppers to help grant wishes by including a personal contribution to their purchase.
From July 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012, VTech will donate US$2 for every phone, baby monitor and qualifying accessory sold on www.vtechphones.com and www.babymonitors.vtech.com to Make-A-Wish® with a minimum guaranteed donation of US$50,000. The donations will be distributed among the 62 chapters of Make-A-Wish, depending on where the purchases originate, to grant local wishes.
"Giving back to important children's causes has always been a part of VTech's culture," said Matt Ramage, senior vice president, VTech Communications, Inc. "We make products that help people share important moments in their lives, and now we have the opportunity to help create important moments in the lives of others and share the power of a wish®."
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Their mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
"VTech's support means a great deal to the children we serve," said David A. Williams, Make-A-Wish America president and chief executive officer. "Currently, for every child we reach, another is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition and needs a wish. With VTech's help we can work towards fulfilling our ultimate vision of making every eligible child's wish come true."
VTech is the world's largest manufacturer of cordless telephones and a leading supplier of electronic learning products. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. Founded in 1976, the Group's mission is to be the most cost effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high quality consumer electronic products and to distribute them to markets worldwide in the most efficient manner.
For further information on VTech and its array of products, please visit www.vtechphones.com.
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Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 212,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2011 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.