Leading Operator of Online Dating Communities Makes Donation to Support 9/11 First Responders and Victims of Terrorism
December 21, 2011 – Beverly Hills, Calif. –This holiday season, Spark Networks, owner and operator of dozens of online communities including, JDate®.com, the leading community for Jewish singles, and ChristianMingle®.com, the largest and fastest growing Christian singlescommunity, is sharing the love by donating more than $32,000 to Tuesday’s Children, a non-profit family service organization committed to serving those impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and terrorist incidents worldwide. The funds will be allocated to help underwrite Tuesday’s Children’s First Responder Alliance program, which serves 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who suffer from physical and mental health issues related to the disaster, as well as their families.
“As a company whose mission is building families and communities, we are proud to partner with Tuesday’s Children,” says Greg Liberman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spark Networks. “For us and the millions of members of our communities, the holidays are all about giving and we are honored to be able to make this impactful gift to help support Tuesday’s Children and, specifically, its First Responder Alliance Program.”
The contribution is of the result of a 9/11 giving-back initiative Spark Networks ran on two of its premier websites, JDate and ChristianMingle, through which Spark donated a percentage of all new subscriptions purchased on September 11, 2011, to Tuesday’s Children.
Terry Sears, Executive Director of Tuesday’s Children said, “Spark Networks’ generosity will have a tremendous impact on the programs and services that we deliver for the families and children so terribly impacted by the events of September 11th and in particular for the brave and heroic 9/11 responders. Tuesday’s Children is thrilled to be supported by Spark Networks.”
Spark Networks’ mission is to help people make connections and foster meaningful relationships through its portfolio of online communities. The company’s emphasis on family building and community aligns with Tuesday’s Children’s objective to strengthen families affected by terrorism, giving this donation great significance to Spark Networks.
About Spark Networks
Spark Networks, Inc. (www.Spark.net) is one of the world’s leading providers of online personals services. Spark Networks’ shares trade on the NYSE Amex under the symbol “LOV” (NYSE Amex: LOV). The Spark Networks portfolio of consumer websites includes, among others, JDate.com (www.JDate.com), ChristianMingle.com (www.ChristianMingle.com), BlackSingles.com® (www.BlackSingles.com) and SilverSingles®.com (www.SilverSingles.com).
About Tuesday’s Children
Tuesday’s Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long term commitment to every individual impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and more recently those who have been impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide. Since 2001, Tuesday’s Children has promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills and creating community through programs, mental health support and family engagement opportunities.