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Reply.com to Host "Christmas with a Purpose" Benefit for Mona Foundation With Rainn WilsonDecember 20th Luncheon in Palo Alto, California Will Benefit Socioeconomic and Educational Development Programs for Women Around the World (December 15, 2011)
SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/15/11 -- Reply! Inc., the leading marketplace for the acquisition of locally-targeted consumer traffic, today announced it will host an invitation-only event to benefit the Mona Foundation, an organization that supports socioeconomic and educational development programs for women around the world. The "Christmas with a Purpose" luncheon will be held on December 20th at 12pm PST at the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel in Palo Alto, CA. Rainn Wilson, a long-time Mona Foundation supporter who is best known for his role as "Dwight" in NBC's hit television show "The Office," will headline the event.
The Mona Foundation seeks to establish long-term partnerships with locally based educational initiatives in the USA and around the world, with its main objectives being to provide quality education to all children, with a focus on raising the status of girls and women. The luncheon, which will also bring together executives from many of Silicon Valley's leading companies, will include discussions and ways to support communities in becoming agents of change in their own social and economic development.
"A few years ago Reply.com sought out Mona Foundation and began supporting them to achieve a truly meaningful goal of setting up educational resources in underserved communities around the world. We chose to focus on education for women in third-world countries, because we believe mothers as the first educators can make a huge impact on the future of their children and the progress of their societies," said Payam Zamani, CEO of Reply!, Inc. "Rainn and I have personally visited several schools we support in Haiti and Tanzania, spending time with the teachers and administrators to really understand their needs and to see first-hand the profound impact the Mona Foundation is having on the lives of thousands of children."
"The more I investigated Mona Foundation, the more I liked it. I realized I'd stumbled upon the perfect charity, one that's simple in its design but broad in scope: to find grassroots organizations around the world that are already serving the needs of their population and get money to them to address their needs," said Rainn Wilson. "I also like the fact that all of the money donated to the Mona Foundation goes to benefit the groups that really need it. In this way, even small contributions can have a direct impact on making the world a much better place."
Participating sponsors for "Christmas with a Purpose" include Davis & Gilbert LLP, Marin Software, RR Donnelley, Merchant e-Solutions, Payne & Fears, Heffernan Insurance, Probity Insurance, Targus Info, Caspio Inc., Realty Store, Stone Communication, DLA Piper, AutoUSA, RootSquare and PRG. Attendees will get to hear first-hand stories and presentations, as well as have the opportunity to contribute to the cause. One hundred percent of contributions to Mona Foundation go directly to projects in the form of sponsorships, with no donations going to administrative or overhead fees.
About the Mona Foundation
Founded in 1999, the Mona Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports grassroots educational initiatives across the world. Its main objectives are to provide quality education to all children, to raise the status of women and girls, and to build community capacity in areas where its partner projects are located. The Mona Foundation achieves these objectives by giving 100% of designated funds, and 97% of general funds, directly to its projects to-date impacting the lives of more than 40,000 children, women and their families. Some of the projects supported include a school for children of immigrant farm workers in California, a secondary school in Tanzania that now provides a dormitory making it safe for girls to attend, a school in Haiti for street children, and a training institute in India that teaches women practical income-generating life skills. For more information about Mona Foundation and the projects it supports visit www.monafoundation.org.
About Reply!, Inc.
Reply.com operates the leading auction marketplace that enables advertisers to acquire locally-targeted and category-specific customer prospects on a cost-per-Enhanced Click or cost-per-lead basis. By eliminating the need for advertisers to develop and maintain complex, expensive online marketing infrastructures and teams of experts to source online consumer traffic from many different channels, Reply.com simplifies online locally-targeted marketing for businesses of all sizes. To learn more about Reply!, visit www.reply.com. Additional information is available at blog.reply.com.
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