Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $22K in Free PR Grants and Marketing Support

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Los Angeles PR Firm to Donate Services to Worthy Causes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, is donating $22K in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 22nd anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years. Organizations may apply for this program starting Jan 28.

"This is our way of supporting the numerous organizations we feel need help to 'get the word out' about their efforts," said Neotrope president and founder, Christopher Simmons. "This has been particularly true this winter. Because so many have been making generous donations for Tsunami and disaster relief, many smaller non-profits have been suffering from lower revenues."

Neotrope, and its division Send2Press Newswire (, is a contributing sponsor of the 12th Annual Inspired Art Auction, organized by Inspiration Corporation ( with over 100 artists contributing to help the homeless in Chicago. Neotrope has also provided discounted newswire services to Necessity Housing ( which is dedicated to providing economically and environmentally sustainable housing in areas of the world where disaster has left people without adequate shelter; and to Global Resource Alliance (, who is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for Tanzanian AIDS orphans.

Non-profit organizations may apply for free services starting Jan. 28th through Feb. 28th. Organizations will be selected as applications are received, and amount donated to each selected non-profit will vary by need. Additionally, all 501(c)(3) organizations qualify for a 15% service discount program.

The 2005 free services application can be found at

The 15% discount program for all non-profits is at:

Already selected for the 2005 free services program is the Native Voices Foundation ( "Thank you so much for putting Native Voices Foundation under your wings and on the U.S. map as never before," said Suzy Chaffee ("Chapstick"), Olympian, and Co-chair of NVF. "Your encouragement, savvy coaching, and access to the major newspapers in America, has been priceless in getting out our message of the beautiful progress between our cultures, led by U.S. skiers, Olympians, and European royalty. Plus now we can partner with the tribes to help prevent natural disasters."

About Neotrope(R)

Since 1983, Neotrope ( has been helping small-to-medium businesses, OTC firms, and entertainment companies establish their brand and grow revenue. Neotrope has developed over 500 websites since March of 1995. The Neotrope marketing team includes Christopher Simmons, who is an award-winning designer, photographer, and digital artist, a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and ASCAP. Also on the team are Beverly West, a best-selling author whose series, "Cinematherapy, the Girls Guide to Movies for Every Mood," has spawned six sequels and daily TV show in primetime on WE, Women's Entertainment; and Vickie Jenkins, an award-winning broadcast journalist with 20 years on-air experience in major broadcast markets.

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The news release from Aug. 2000, announcing Neotrope's donation of $25K in services can be found at:

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