SOURCE: WildPackets


September 22, 2009 09:01 ET

WildPackets Routes Web Traffic for Charity

WildPackets Website Encourages Donations to Youth Homes, a Non-Profit Agency Serving At-Risk Foster Care Children in Contra Costa County

WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2009) - WildPackets, Inc. (, a leading provider of network and application performance analysis solutions, today announced that it is encouraging their more than 100,000 monthly website visitors to donate $2 to Youth Homes, a non-profit organization serving the needs of abused and neglected children and adolescents in Contra Costa County. These efforts work to offset the recent $140,000 cut from Youth Homes' funding due to the California budget crisis.

"Thousands of people each day are downloading our drivers," said Tim McCreery, President and CEO at WildPackets. "So, we're more than happy to use the WildPackets website for a good cause and encourage visitors to contribute just a little to a worthwhile organization like Youth Homes."

Youth Homes is the oldest, continually operating residential facility for foster youth in Contra Costa County. The organization serves more than 400 children and their families each year; all of the foster youth the agency serves are considered at the poverty level.

"The gap between government funding and the actual cost of services continues to widen. Effective October 2009, funding for foster care families was reduced by 10% and the Youth Homes' contract to provide crisis and emergency shelter care for foster children was cut," said Stuart McCullough, Executive Director of Youth Homes. "Through hard work to raise private donations, we've been able to absorb 25% of the cost, but there's still a large void left. We're grateful for organizations like WildPackets who not only contribute themselves, but actively encourage others to do so as well."

For more information about the Youth Homes program, click on the Youth Homes banner at

About Youth Homes, Inc.

Youth Homes Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in continuous operation since 1965, helps abused and neglected children and adolescents in Contra Costa County by providing high-quality residential and mobile counseling treatment programs that promote the wellbeing of individuals and families. Youth Homes offers a safe and supportive environment 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, in each of our five state-licensed residential homes located in Concord, Lafayette and Pleasant Hill, CA. In addition to residential care, Youth Homes assists children placed with foster families, those at risk of being removed from their families and young adults recently aged-out of foster care. Youth Homes' treatment programs, delivered by a professional and dedicated staff, touch the lives of over 400 children and families each year.

About WildPackets, Inc.

WildPackets develops hardware and software solutions that drive network performance, enabling organizations of all sizes to analyze, troubleshoot, optimize, and secure their wired and wireless networks. WildPackets products are sold in over 60 countries and deployed in all industrial sectors. Customers include Boeing, Chrysler, Fidelity, Motorola, Nationwide, and over 80 percent of the Fortune 1000. WildPackets is a Cisco Technical Development Partner (CTDP). For more information, visit

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