SOURCE: MarketTools

December 05, 2007 09:00 ET

Zoomerang Announces "Zoom for Change" -- Online Holiday Wish List for Local Bay Area Charities

Zoomerang Celebrates One Millionth Customer in the Season of Giving, Connecting Consumers Online With Local Charities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - MarketTools, Inc. today announced that Zoomerang, the market leader in self-service online and mobile surveys, is celebrating reaching the milestone of one million unique customers. In honor of this event, Zoomerang created Zoom for Change, an online wish list that captures the most current needs of San Francisco Bay Area-based charities this holiday season.

Zoom for Change offers an online resource for charities to provide updated information to potential donors about their varying needs. These items and services range from toiletries and sweaters, to earthquake preparedness kits and donations for escorted rides for disabled adults. Participating organizations include: Delancey Street Foundation; Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Homeward Bound of Marin; Jewish Family and Children's Services, and La Casa De Las Madres.

"Reaching one million unique Zoomerang customers is a major milestone. Because of this, we decided that in addition to making donations to these local charities, we would also provide them with Zoomerang online tools to help them this holiday season and throughout the next year," said Dana Meade, general manager of Zoomerang. "With 'Zoom for Change,' we're giving the community the most up-to-date information on the needs of valuable community organizations which provide food, shelter, education and resources."

In conjunction with the Zoom for Change campaign, Zoomerang conducted a survey in November forecasting the donation plans San Francisco Bay Area consumers have for this holiday season. The survey found that:

--  83 percent of those surveyed are planning on donating their time or
    money to charity.
--  75 percent said they are planning on giving to Bay Area-based
    organizations.
--  30 percent said they are planning on increasing their donation from
    last year.
    

"We sincerely appreciate Zoomerang supporting us in our efforts to bring a gift to each and every club member of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco this holiday season," said Erica Pérez, volunteer and corporate outreach manager, Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco. "Zoom for Change will help make this a very memorable holiday season for our Club Members considering that without this effort, many of our youth may not receive a gift. We thank them for being a part of our tradition of giving."

To view the "Zoom for Change" wish lists, learn more about the organizations, and make donations, simply visit http://info.zoomerang.com/zoomforchange.

About MarketTools and Zoomerang

MarketTools, Inc. is the defining provider of on-demand market research, giving companies and individuals the ability to continuously understand their target customers through innovative approaches based on advanced technology, research expertise, global market reach and an online panel community of over 2.5 million individuals worldwide. Through Zoomerang, the pioneer in online surveys, MarketTools also provides the leading self-service platform and services for fast feedback. MarketTools' full-range of research applications and services provide organizations from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and non-profits with unique access to their target markets to uncover unmet needs, reduce time to market and capture market share. Learn more at www.zoomerang.com and www.markettools.com.

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