Compassion, DaySpring Cards Announce E-Card Alliance

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Compassion

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Compassion, a leader in
 international child development, is partnering with DaySpring Cards, the
 world's largest publisher of Christian greeting cards, in a strategic alliance
 of e-cards on compassion.com offering a value added service to child sponsors
 and others.
     A large selection of DaySpring e-cards, for everyday sending situations
 including birthdays and encouragement, and special occasions like the National
 Day of Prayer, Mother's Day and Father's Day, is available beginning today on
 the Compassion Web site.  The service is provided to anyone who would like to
 send an e-card. By "surfing" Compassion's Web site, people also will be able
 to learn how they can help a child living in poverty.
     "E-cards have become a popular and convenient way for friends and family
 to stay in touch," said Tom Emmons, Internet marketing specialist for
 Compassion.  "At Compassion, we hope that our child sponsors and Web site
 visitors will take advantage of this service, and in turn their friends and
 family will become familiar with Compassion and how they too can change the
 life of even one impoverished child.  This is a win-win partnership."
     "We are pleased to partner with Compassion and feel there is a strong
 connection between the two companies in that we both are about offering hope
 and encouragement," said Stephen Bos, business development manager for
 DaySpring Cards.  "Compassion offers a child hope for a better existence and
 DaySpring products offer hope and encouragement in daily relationships."
     Headquartered in Siloam Springs, Ark., DaySpring Cards, Inc. is the
 world's largest publisher of Christian greeting cards.  The company produces
 over 180 million products each year.  DaySpring products are sold to more than
 10,000 retail outlets worldwide, including Christian bookstores, card and gift
 stores, and mass merchants. DaySpring employs over 400 people.
     DaySpring Cards, founded in 1971, also produces stationery, journals, fine
 art and other gift items, all featuring non-denominational, evangelical
 Christian messages.  Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards, Inc. acquired DaySpring
 in July 1999.  For more information visit www.dayspring.com.
     Founded in 1952, Compassion is a Christian not-for-profit organization
 dedicated to the long-term holistic development of children living in poverty.
 Working with more than 200 different denominations in more than 2,100 church-
 based projects, Compassion is reaching out to nearly 400,000 children in 22
 countries, including the United States.
 
 

SOURCE Compassion
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Compassion, a leader in
 international child development, is partnering with DaySpring Cards, the
 world's largest publisher of Christian greeting cards, in a strategic alliance
 of e-cards on compassion.com offering a value added service to child sponsors
 and others.
     A large selection of DaySpring e-cards, for everyday sending situations
 including birthdays and encouragement, and special occasions like the National
 Day of Prayer, Mother's Day and Father's Day, is available beginning today on
 the Compassion Web site.  The service is provided to anyone who would like to
 send an e-card. By "surfing" Compassion's Web site, people also will be able
 to learn how they can help a child living in poverty.
     "E-cards have become a popular and convenient way for friends and family
 to stay in touch," said Tom Emmons, Internet marketing specialist for
 Compassion.  "At Compassion, we hope that our child sponsors and Web site
 visitors will take advantage of this service, and in turn their friends and
 family will become familiar with Compassion and how they too can change the
 life of even one impoverished child.  This is a win-win partnership."
     "We are pleased to partner with Compassion and feel there is a strong
 connection between the two companies in that we both are about offering hope
 and encouragement," said Stephen Bos, business development manager for
 DaySpring Cards.  "Compassion offers a child hope for a better existence and
 DaySpring products offer hope and encouragement in daily relationships."
     Headquartered in Siloam Springs, Ark., DaySpring Cards, Inc. is the
 world's largest publisher of Christian greeting cards.  The company produces
 over 180 million products each year.  DaySpring products are sold to more than
 10,000 retail outlets worldwide, including Christian bookstores, card and gift
 stores, and mass merchants. DaySpring employs over 400 people.
     DaySpring Cards, founded in 1971, also produces stationery, journals, fine
 art and other gift items, all featuring non-denominational, evangelical
 Christian messages.  Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards, Inc. acquired DaySpring
 in July 1999.  For more information visit www.dayspring.com.
     Founded in 1952, Compassion is a Christian not-for-profit organization
 dedicated to the long-term holistic development of children living in poverty.
 Working with more than 200 different denominations in more than 2,100 church-
 based projects, Compassion is reaching out to nearly 400,000 children in 22
 countries, including the United States.
 
 SOURCE  Compassion