SOURCE: Foliage

September 25, 2007 08:48 ET

Foliage Upgrades Home for Little Wanderers' Big Wishes Campaign Database by Donating Technical Resources and Services

Foliage Sponsors Back to School Supply Drive to Benefit Children Affiliated With The Home

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - Foliage, a technology consulting and product development company, today announced that it will provide both technical resources and software development services to the Boston-based Home for Little Wanderers. These services will focus primarily on enhancing the organization's Web site and database for its Big Wishes for Little Wanderers annual holiday gift drive. In addition, Foliage recently spearheaded a back to school supply drive in Burlington, Mass. to collect school supplies for children enrolled in The Home's various programs throughout Massachusetts.

Earlier this year, Foliage executives met with representatives from The Home to discuss technical improvements to its annual Big Wishes for Little Wanderers holiday gift drive Web site and database. To date, Foliage has donated 100 hours and once completed, the new Big Wishes Web site will provide a more streamlined and user-friendly interface enabling volunteers and donors to more easily navigate the site to select items for donation.

In addition to the preliminary work on the database and Web site, Foliage participated in The Home's second annual back to school campaign. From August 20-30th Foliage organized an office park-wide supply drive at the Northwest Office Park located in Burlington. Companies such as Minutemen Senior Services, Signiant and Tribotek, Inc. participated in the drive. Donated supplies ranged from backpacks full of school supplies to monetary contributions which were delivered to representatives from The Home on Friday, August 31.

"Working with The Home for Little Wanderers provides us with a great opportunity to put our technical expertise to use for a good cause," said Ron Rubbico, co-CEO of Foliage. "We hope this effort will enrich both our employees and the community that The Home for Little Wanderers serves by providing much needed technical resources that enable the organization to support Boston-area youth as it has done for over 100 years."

"We are excited about the services that Foliage is donating to The Home. We look forward to the technical upgrades and enhancements that they are providing for our Big Wishes database. With their help we will be able to create a Big Wishes database that is easier to use and maintain moving forward," said Bob Sherburne, corporate relations manager, Home for Little Wanderers. "The volunteer assistance that we receive from companies like Foliage is vital to our success and helps us serve thousands of children annually in the Boston area."

Established as an Orphanage in 1799, The Home now serves thousands of children (from birth to age 21) who have been neglected or abused, offering more than 20 rehabilitative programs in 13 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts. The Home is focused on helping children achieve independence and success despite seemingly insurmountable difficulties.

About Foliage

Foliage, the driving force behind many of today's life- and mission-critical products, provides clients with the business sense, industry insight and technology expertise needed to bring the right products to market faster. Since 1991, Foliage has provided clients with vital insight into the product development process, facilitating better-informed business decisions across the organization. Foliage enables its clients in the aerospace, financial, industrial equipment, medical and semiconductor industries to capture market share and maximize profitability. A privately held company, Foliage has offices in Burlington, Mass., Westford, Mass. and Mesa, Ariz. For more information, visit www.foliage.com.

About The Home for Little Wanderers

The Home for Little Wanderers is the nation's oldest private, not for profit, child and family service agency and one of New England's largest, providing services to thousands of children and their families through 20 programs each year. The mission of The Home is to ensure the healthy emotional, mental, and social development of children at risk, their families, and communities through an integrated system of prevention, advocacy, research, and a continuum of direct services. For more information, visit www.thehome.org.

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