SOURCE: Universal Express, Inc.

April 30, 2007 12:14 ET

Universal Express Names 5 Charities Participating in Jackson Family Memorabilia Auction

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 30, 2007 --Universal Express Inc. (OTCBB: USXP) Chairman and CEO Mr. Richard A. Altomare today announced the charities that will benefit equally from Universal Express' allocated charitable 10% contribution from the Jackson Family Memorabilia Auction scheduled for May 30 and 31st at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.

"These five charities were selected due to their important services for children in need. I selected the following charities also for their published celebrity leadership," said Mr. Altomare.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility anywhere. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

We are where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do more science, more quickly. Where doctors across the world send their toughest cases and most vulnerable patients. Where no one pays for treatment beyond what is covered by insurance, and those without insurance are never asked to pay. We've built America's 3rd-largest health-care charity, with a model that keeps the costs down and the funds flowing, so the science never stops.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Published Associated Celebrities: Ferrari Enzo, Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Faith Hill, Jimmy Buffet

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 144,000 children around the world. Although it has become one of the world's most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.

A network of more than 25,000 volunteers enable the Make-A-Wish Foundation to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.

As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish®.

Make-A-Wish Foundation, Published Associated Celebrities: Mariah Carey, Jeff Gordon, Jennifer Garner, Donald Trump

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow -- all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids.

Programs Include:

--  Character & Leadership
--  Education & Career
--  Health & Life Skills
--  The Arts
--  Sports, Fitness & Recreation
--  Specialized Initiatives
    
Boys and Girls Club of America, Published Associated Celebrities: Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby, Denzel Washington, President Clinton, Michael Jordan

Ronald McDonald House

By creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is working to better the lives of children and their families around the world. The three core programs of RMHC -- the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile -- are focused on helping families in need. Our cornerstone Ronald McDonald House program began in 1974 based on a simple idea: Provide a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Since that time, more than 10 million families around the world have benefited from the comfort provided by a Ronald McDonald House.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room program extends the comfort of a Ronald McDonald House to a hospital setting. Typically located just steps from neonatal or pediatric intensive care units, the Family Room provides a place to escape the stress and tension of the hospital.

Ronald McDonald House, Published Associated Celebrities: Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Celine Dion, Paul Newman, Serena and Venus Williams, Dustin Hoffman

Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 28 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 110 countries to ensure the well-being of children. The history of Save the Children is a story of positive change and people -- millions of people in thousands of communities around the globe -- working together to create opportunities for the world's children to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. In January 1932 in a small room in New York City, a group of concerned citizens gathered to respond to the needs of the proud people of Appalachia hard hit by the Great Depression. Working with families to define and solve the problems their children and communities face and utilizing a broad array of strategies to ensure self-sufficiency is the cornerstone of all Save the Children's programs. Through the decades, we have evolved into a leading international relief and development organization. Countless events and achievements have shaped the development of our organization and helped change the lives of the children we serve.

Save The Children, Published Associated Celebrities: Forest Whitaker, Gwen Stefani, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightly, Lindsay Lohan, Teri Hatcher, Sacha Baron Cohen

"Universal Express is inviting the celebrities of each charity to the auction on behalf of their charity. Luggage Express will deliver the suitcase of each of these celebrities as well as deliver any items won at the auction, anywhere in the world," continued Richard A. Altomare.

"We are informing each of these charities of their selection and directing them and any worldwide bidders to the Jackson Family Memorabilia viewing area at http://www.usxp.com/jackson," concluded Mr. Altomare.

About Universal Express

Universal Express, Inc. is a 23-year-old logistics and transportation conglomerate with multiple developing subsidiaries and services. For additional information please visit www.usxp.com

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements contained herein, which are not historical, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, certain delays beyond the Company's control with respect to market acceptance of new technologies, products and services, delays in testing and evaluation of products and services, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Contact Info:

    Mark Falk
    Universal Express, Inc.
    561-367-6177
    Email Contact