Jawa Announces Its Corporate Membership With the Phoenix Zoo

Jun 17, 2010, 13:34 ET from Jawa

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Jawa, a Scottsdale software and interactive media firm, has joined the Phoenix Zoo's Corporate Member Program. Jawa's cash donation will assist the zoo in its efforts to care for the hundreds of endangered and threatened species that are currently part of its collection of 1,300 animals, in addition to maintaining the upkeep of the zoo for the more than one million visitors it receives each year.

The sponsorship is part of Jawa's corporate philanthropy program, 'Jawa Gives' which allows employees to nominate non-profit organizations and causes that have positively impacted their lives. This month, the Phoenix Zoo was selected not only for the cultural attraction it provides Phoenix, but also because the partnership allowed Jawa to give back to its employees.  As part of the Corporate Membership, every employee at Jawa will receive complimentary zoo tickets to share with their families.

"We had so many nominations for animal-related organizations that we decided to donate to the one closest to our community and also one that allows us to say 'thank you' to Jawa staff.  The Phoenix Zoo was recently voted one of the Nation's Top 5 Zoos for Kids and I hope employees and their families will take advantage of their zoo passes," said Jason Hope, Jawa CEO.

The Phoenix Zoo joins a group of well-deserving charities and organizations that have received donations as part of Jawa's 'Jawa Gives' program including: the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Desert Mountain States Chapter, the Donor Network of Arizona and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.

About the Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo is a non-profit zoological park that serves 1.5 million guests annually. Home to more than 1,300 animals and many endangered and threatened species, the Zoo is dedicated to providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.

About Jawa

Founded in 2005, Jawa develops software and media solutions enabling people to stay connected to information, entertainment, and communities while on the go. Jawa is a privately held company headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information on Jawa, visit http://www.jawa.com.