SOURCE: Zwaggle

June 09, 2008 10:00 ET

Zwaggle.com and National Head Start Association Prove Sharing Not Only Feels Good, It Does Good

National Partnership Provides Innovative New Way for Families to Pass on Extra Toys, Books and Clothes to Preschoolers in Their Communities

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - Zwaggle.com -- the new website that is changing the way people pass along hand-me-downs -- and the National Head Start Association (NHSA) today announced the roll out of a national partnership that connects families in need with the gear they need for their growing children online at www.zwaggle.com. Beginning this month, Zwaggle members will have the opportunity to donate their Zwaggle points -- or Zoints -- to local NHSA chapters. Chapters may then exchange their accumulated Zoints for the books, backpacks, clothes and other gear the children they support need most.

"Zwaggle is an online community where families share the goods they no longer need with others. The site is built on the belief that we all can, and should, do our share to support each other, our community and our environment," said Zwaggle CEO and Founder Adam Levy. "These beliefs are shared by the Head Start organization, which has made a difference in the lives of more than 1 million underprivileged children. We're thrilled to partner with such a worthy organization and are excited to offer our members another way to share their no-longer-needed items with other families."

Announced in April at NHSA's annual conference in Nashville, Tenn., this is the first national charitable partnership of its kind for Zwaggle. Initially the program will support ten local chapters in select cities around the country, including: Denver; San Francisco; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Chicago; Austin; Texas; Baltimore; Los Angeles; and Minneapolis. The partnership will extend into other cities throughout the year; NHSA is comprised of more than 2,600 chapters across the country and Zwaggle hopes to expand its local chapter support as quickly as possible.

"Head Start is a vital part of communities across the country and our non-profit partners are critical to our success. Zwaggle is one of the rare companies that really walks the walk -- their socially responsible practices truly align with their charitable partners," said Michael McGrady, NHSA Executive Director.

Community support is an integral component of Zwaggle's mission. NHSA joins a growing list of charities supported by Zwaggle.com, including the Junior League of Denver, Single Mothers of Color and Project PAVE, Inc. Additional information on all of Zwaggle's charitable partners can be found online at http://www.zwaggle.com/charities.

About Zwaggle.com

Launched in 2007, Zwaggle is an online community of socially responsible parents -- just like you -- who want to do their share to give back to other parents, their kids and the environment. At Zwaggle, parents get what they want and get rid of what they no longer need, all while saving time, money -- and the most important thing of all -- resources. Offering secure transaction support, integrated shipping, privacy protection and a rich variety of newly posted items every day, Zwaggle was built on collaboration, not cash, so your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Share, shop and learn more at www.zwaggle.com.

About National Head Start Association

The National Head Start Association (http://www.nhsa.org) is a private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. It represents more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 2,600 Head Start programs in the United States. The Association provides support for the entire Head Start community by advocating for policies that strengthen services to Head Start children and their families; by providing extensive training and professional development to Head Start staff; and by developing and disseminating research, information, and resources that enrich Head Start program delivery.

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