WSI Donates $8,000 to Help Restore Grace Children's Hospital After the Earthquake in Haiti

WSI Makes a Donation towards 'Hockey for Haiti' through its Make Child Poverty History Program

Toronto, Canada --(PR.com)-- WSI, the world's #1 Internet services franchise, according to industry leading Entrepreneur Magazine, donated $8,000 through its Make Child Poverty History (MCPH) Program to support "Hockey for Haiti." NHL veteran Georges Laraque and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) teamed up with World Vision to launch "Hockey for Haiti," a fundraising initiative to help rebuild Grace Children's Hospital in Port au Prince, which was damaged after the earthquake that struck Haiti in January. The initiative is also helping to fund health projects that are part of World Vision's Haiti earthquake response.

Ron McArthur, President of WSI, says, "One of WSI's core principles is social responsibility, and therefore, we strive to serve as a catalyst to help end child poverty around the world through our Make Child Poverty History Program. After the earthquake struck Haiti earlier this year, affecting more than 3 million people and leaving thousands of children orphaned, WSI's immediate reaction was to launch our MCPH: Haiti Relief Fund. Our donation towards rebuilding Grace Children's Hospital is just one of WSI's many initiatives to help make a difference in the lives of those in need. We are proud to stand behind the 'Hockey for Haiti' program by contributing what we can to support this cause."

The donation, which was made through the company's Make Child Poverty History (MCPH) Program, was presented to World Vision Canada yesterday in Toronto, Canada. Richard Chapman, Development Advisor at World Vision Canada, joined WSI for its quarterly company-wide meeting to officially accept WSI's donation. Rebuilding Grace Children's Hospital will likely take a few years to complete, but more than $400,000 in total has already been raised and the efforts are looking promising.

Richard Chapman, Development Advisor at World Vision Canada, says, "WSI has been a generous contributor to World Vision's humanitarian efforts for years. After the earthquake in Haiti, immediate financial assistance was needed to help deliver emergency relief supplies to children and their families. Without hesitation, WSI rallied its franchise network and partners to raise funds. World Vision is also grateful for WSI's latest generous contribution to help rebuild Grace Children's Hospital, an effort that's very important to us. World Vision is thankful to have such a faithful and committed partner as WSI."

WSI has always been an active force in its initiatives to help sponsor children around the world through the international charity organization, World Vision. Over the past 6 years, as a founding member of the Make Child Poverty History, WSI continues to support those in need by organizing fundraising campaigns such as charity golf tournaments and build-a-school programs. WSI continues to raise funds to sponsor more children each year and support humanitarian programs, such as "Hockey for Haiti".

Founded in 2004 by WSI, Make Child Poverty History is an ongoing global initiative that mobilizes resources and brings together individuals and organizations in an effort to end child poverty. For more information about the MCPH program, please visit www.makechildpovertyhistory.org or contact Maribel Guiste at 1-905-678-7588 ext. 1231.

About WSI – we simplify the Internet:

WSI is the world's #1 franchise offering Internet marketing services to suit the needs of multiple industries. The company has the world's largest Internet Consultants' network and a strong head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Internet Marketing Consultants have helped thousands of small and medium-sized businesses realize their online marketing potential. By using innovative Internet technologies and advanced Internet marketing strategies, businesses can have a WSI Internet Marketing System tailored to their individual needs to elevate their Internet presence and profitability to new levels. In 2009, WSI was the proud recipient of 5 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). WSI has been ranked the #1 Internet Services Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 listing for 10 years in a row. Entrepreneur Magazine also ranks WSI at #13 among the Top Home Based Franchises and #49 in America's Top Global Franchises. With the support and cooperation of its customers, franchise network, employees, suppliers and charitable organizations, WSI aims to help make child poverty history through its global outreach program.

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