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For Immediate Release

November 15th, 2011

Media Contact: Camilla Lombard
Events and Publicity Manager
(415) 974-8985 ext.201
camillal@goodvibes.com

Good Vibrations Joins the Fight Against Hunger in its Five Retail Stores and online

Pioneering Sex Positive Retailer's GiVe Program Makes Giving Feel Great

San Francisco, CA -- (November 15th, 2011):Good Vibrations, the trusted San Francisco-based company that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, is delighted to announce a new partnership with three regional nonprofits united in the fight to end hunger as part of their corporate giving initiative, GiVe.   Beneficiary organizations are Meals on Wheels San Francisco, the Berkeley Meals on Wheels, or the Greater Boston Food Bank.

From November 15th to December 31st Good Vibrations’ customers can support these regional nonprofits in Good Vibrations retail locations: San Francisco, Berkeley, Massachusetts and online.  Shoppers can make a financial gift at the time of their Good Vibrations purchase and 100% of your contribution goes to the nonprofit of your choice. 

Meals on Wheels of San Francisco is committed to the belief that all seniors have the right to live independently with dignity and respect in their own homes for as long as it is safely possible. It is their mission to provide isolated homebound seniors in San Francisco with nutritious meals, daily human contact and supportive services to prevent their premature institutionalization.  MOWSF serves two meals daily to over 1,800 seniors. 

Berkeley Meals on Wheels provides over 50,000 hot and tasty meals to homebound seniors each year, offering a nutritious meal and daily check-in to frail seniors so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes.  A team of dedicated volunteers delivers meals to seniors throughout Berkeley---and in true Berkeley style, deliveries are made through the use of cars, bicycles and feet (pedestrian delivery routes!) 

The Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB acquires and distributes more than 36.7 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to 550 member hunger-relief agencies and 30 direct service programs throughout eastern Massachusetts in a dedicated partnership to end hunger in our community. This provides enough meals for as many as 545,000 people. GBFB is a member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network.

GiVe” is Good Vibrations' extensive donation and sponsorship program. For over 30 years Good Vibrations has partnered with hundreds of local and national non-profit organizations donating products, advertising and sponsorship for fundraisers and has provided much needed support for women’s shelters, HIV/AIDS research, art programs, LGBT benefits, breast cancer awareness and much more.  Additionally, every several months Good Vibrations partners with a different nonprofit organization and encourages their customers to contribute directly to them at check-out, online and in the stores.  

Good Vibrations  firmly believes in the power of community to uplift our individual and collective experience.  This partnership creates an opportunity for people to give back and affect change in a meaningful way.  Good Vibrations C.O.O. Jackie Strano states, “The season of giving for our GiVe partners is the entire calendar year as they work tirelessly to share warmth and human kindness with an often forgotten part of our society. We are proud to help them and partner with them and draw attention to their work.”

Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen says, “While we enjoy each other and our individual communities in this season of giving, we invite people to see how good it feels to give something to those people who we can’t see, people who are home bound for whatever reason and the good people who visit them every day. We are honored to be able to bring the GiVe program to this remarkable group of nonprofits.”

To learn more about Good Vibrations GiVe program and to see this year’s beneficiaries, visit  our GiVe Partner pageor contact Camilla Lombard at 415/974-8985 x201 or camillal@goodvibes.com.

About Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations is the premier sex positive retailer trusted since 1977 to provide high quality products, education, and information that promotes sexual health, pleasure, and empowerment. We invented the concept of the clean, well-lighted vibrator store and we're proud to provide a safe and welcoming environment where customers can shop for sex toys, books, movies, and attend workshops.

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For more information, please visit our beneficiary sites directly at
mowsf.org
ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=3968
gbfb.org/index.php

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