SOURCE: Charles Vista, LLC.

Charles Vista, LLC.

September 14, 2011 19:44 ET

Charles Vista LLC. Partners With NYC Charities to Deliver Backpacks to Students in Need

NYC Brokerage Firm Donates Bags Filled With School Supplies for Homeless Children

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - Charles Vista, LLC., a full service broker dealer and premier investment banking firm today announced that its employees stuffed backpacks full of supplies for students attending schools throughout New York City. In conjunction with the TR Foundation and the Greater New York chapter of Volunteers of America, Charles Vista answered the call of Operation Backpack, a volunteer initiative that fills thousands of backpacks each year with the tools children in need require for a successful school experience.

"We see Operation Backpack as a fantastic opportunity to give back to our community," said Gregg Lorenzo, founder of Charles Vista, LLC. "Too many students in New York City lack the basic supplies they need to be successful in school. With these tools in hand, more children will be able to focus on their school work and grow to reach their academic potential."

Operation Backpack and its affiliated charities seek to serve the thousands of school-age children living in New York City homeless shelters on any given day. Many of these children begin school each September without the basic writing utensils, notebooks and other items they need to be successful in the classroom. Each year, non-profit organizations and corporate donors come together from around the city to fill as many as 8,000 backpacks with everything from coloring paper and #2 pencils to graphing calculators and USB flash drives.

"I support Operation Backpack and the unique organizations involved on this mission because I believe with all my heart that these kids' lives are being impacted by the small changes we provide," said Levi Rachmanov, director of the TR Foundation and a Financial Consultant at Charles Vista, LLC. "By reaching out to these families as an Operation Backpack sponsor, Charles Vista and its employees have shown their dedication to the community and to creating positive change."

For more information about Operation Backpack, please contact the Volunteers of America of Greater New York.

About Charles Vista, LLC.

Charles Vista, a member of FINRA/SIPC, is a full-service broker dealer and premier investment banking firm, offering superior services to high net-worth clientele. We focus on late-stage venture capital, private placements and alternative investments in sectors such as green technology, social media, entertainment and other emerging industries.

Our success comes from the success of those we serve. To that end, we focus on fostering strong relationships, creating client centric opportunities and delivering a range of offerings -- from late-stage venture capital and private placements to bridge financing, private investment in public equity (PIPEs), reverse mergers, and debt and equity financing.

Charles Vista is solidly focused on pursuing its core mission: to identify companies with extraordinary growth potential and to provide the best client service. Headquartered in the heart of Manhattan's financial district, Charles Vista is reshaping the financial industry, one company and one client at a time.

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