EL SEGUNDO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- Fuhu, Inc., the creator of award-winning nabi tablets, today announced that it has donated $500,000 to support the HollyRod Foundation and its on-going efforts to positively impact the lives of families living with autism by providing support through funding therapy costs for families with little or no healthcare insurance, gifting tablets, and building an autism care center. This donation is the just the beginning of a deeper partnership between Fuhu, Inc and HollyRod Foundation.
"We are so thankful to Fuhu for their significant donation, and for their ongoing support of the HollyRod foundation. Our families share a mutual understanding of the importance of resources for autism and a desire to see results that can help them now," said Holly Robinson Peete, HollyRod Foundation co-founder. "Together we are committed to shining a light on autism and this generous donation will allow us to serve even more children and parents living with this growing disorder."
The HollyRod Foundation is dedicated to providing those living with autism a better quality of life through support and resources for individuals and their families.
"We were deeply moved by the overwhelming feedback we received from our community of the benefits nabi tablets have with children with autism, such as communicating with their parents and siblings, and often times communicating for the first time. We are inspired to further support these families and help make a difference in the autism community," said Jim Mitchell, CEO at Fuhu. "With this donation, we are pleased to support the groundbreaking work being provided by the HollyRod Foundation."
In addition to the donation, Fuhu is also supporting families affected by autism through its Inspire program (www.nabitablet.com/inspire). nabi Inspire offers direct assistance to children with ASD by contributing percentage of sales to the cause, making tablets accessible and affordable, as well as developing tools and services for those living with ASD.
nabi offers families an ecosystem of innovative lifestyle solutions that are powerful and entertaining enough for adults but made just for kids. nabi tablets are full-featured Android tablets for kids that deliver rich and engaging experiences. It provides kids with a platform to learn with education programs like Wings (Fuhu's tablet-based adaptive learning system based on common core state standards), and enjoy console-quality entertainment powered by NVIDIA® Tegra® processors. Recently launched are nabi Headphones, the first dual-mode and volume limiting studio quality kids headphones, and nabi Square HD, 1080p HD mountable camcorder made waterproof and shockproof for kids.
About Fuhu, Inc.
Fuhu, Inc., creator of the nabi tablet, is a leading designer, seller and innovator of thoughtful consumer products and services for children. Fuhu is committed to creating children's solutions that are: (1) socially responsible, (2) made right, (3) make a difference in people's lives, (4) for parents by parents, and (5) dedicated to the intellectual development of children. Fuhu is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with other U.S. offices in Denver and San Jose. For more information, visit www.fuhu.com and www.nabitablet.com.
About the HollyRod Foundation
The HollyRod Foundation was founded in 1997 by NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and actress Holly Robinson Peete. The foundation is dedicated to providing help and hope to those living with autism and Parkinson's disease. Efforts of the HollyRod Foundation are providing a better quality of life through support and resources for individuals and their families. In 2012, the HollyRod Foundation became a charitable services Fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). For more information please visit www.HollyRod.org.
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