SOURCE: Firefly Mobile, Inc.

November 03, 2005 07:00 ET

A Good Call: Clothes Off Our Back Foundation Puts Celebrity Autographed Firefly Phones up for Bid to Raise Money for Kids' Causes

Teri Hatcher, Jane Kaczmarek, Bradley Whitford, Eric McCormack, Patricia Heaton, Lori Loughlin and Stars From "Zoey 101," "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and "That's So Raven" Autograph the Firefly Phone, the Mobile Phone for Mobile Kids

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 3, 2005 --Clothes Off Our Back, a non-profit organization co-founded by Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm In The Middle") and husband Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing"), hosted the Firefly Halloween Festival in Hollywood on Saturday, October 29th to raise money for this year's beneficiaries, Half the Sky, UNICEF and Cure Autism Now. Co-host Firefly Mobile, the first mobile phone for mobile kids, donated $250 for each guest, raising $25,000. With kids and families at the heart of Firefly Mobile, the company chose to partner with Clothes Off Our Back because of the wide-ranging beneficiaries supporting kids.

Funds are also being raised for Clothes Off Our Back through an online auction of 14 celebrity-autographed phones at www.clothesoffourback.org through Wednesday, November 9th, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. EST. Bids begin at $100.00. Celebrity phones include:

--  Teri Hatcher - "Desperate Housewives"
    
--  Jane Kaczmarek - "Malcolm In The Middle"
    
--  Bradley Whitford - "The West Wing"
    
--  Eric McCormack - "Will and Grace"
    
--  Patricia Heaton - "Everybody Loves Raymond"
    
--  Lori Loughlin - "Full House" and "Summerland"
    
--  Devon Werkheiser - "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"
    
--  Ashley Tisdale - "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
    
--  Jennifer Tisdale - "Dark Ride"
    
--  Christopher Massey - "Zoey 101"
    
--  Kyle Massey - "That's So Raven"
    
--  Lauren Storm - "Flight 29 Down"
    
--  Rob Pinkston - "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"
    
--  Kristy Frank - Universal recording artist
    
Winners will win one Firefly phone, a celebrity-signed glow in the dark skin, a personal thank you note from Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford, Firefly backpack, backpack clip, phone charger and 30 minutes of air time (additional minutes of airtime must be purchased separately through 1-800-firefly or www.fireflymobile.com).

About Clothes Off Our Back

Founded by Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford, the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation works with celebrities, designers and high profile individuals to share their good fortune and donate clothing and accessories for auction to benefit children's charities. The items are put up for bid to the public -- all in the name of charity. Over 175 celebrities have participated in Clothes Off Our Back auctions since its inception in 2002, helping raise nearly $500,000 for various children's charities. Additional information can be found at www.clothesoffourback.org.

About Firefly Mobile

Firefly Mobile is a privately held company with worldwide headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, and a regional office in Northern California. Firefly Mobile designs, develops and sells the Firefly phone, accessories and airtime services. The Firefly phone was designed from the ground up to address the needs of pre-teenage kids and their parents. Kids love the Firefly phone because it's designed just for them and allows them to stay in touch with their family and friends by pressing a few keys. Unlike adult mobile phones, the Firefly phone provides parents with the control features they need in order to conveniently manage calling costs and access to calling features. Firefly phones are currently sold in the U.S., Mexico and South America. For more information regarding Firefly Mobile products visit the Firefly Mobile web site at fireflymobile.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Clothes Off Our Back
    Michel Schneider
    818.753.2404
    Email Contact

    Firefly Mobile
    Danny Kraus
    Grow Marketing
    415.440.0705
    Email Contact