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Monday, April 21, 2003
Blackstone (, a pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, continued it’s support of the United Way by providing volunteers at this year’s Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt. According to Clare Morgan, Blackstone’s director of corporate communications, “As a company, ‘Blackstone Cares’ supports charities that match our corporate personality. This particular event is a favorite of ours – the children’s faces light up when they see the Easter Bunny and the laughter as they search for Easter eggs is truly rewarding for the volunteers.” The children were able to have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny, enjoy traditional Easter baskets donated by Publix Super Markets, and feast on lunch donated by Pizza Hut while Blackstone volunteers painted their faces. This year’s event hosted approximately 150 children searching for Easter eggs hidden throughout the beautiful grounds of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Children participating in the egg hunt attend programs at United Way-affiliated agencies and otherwise would not have an opportunity to enjoy an event of this kind. The United Way is the largest private funder of human services in Miami-Dade County. United Way contributions reach people in need through more than 250 health and human care programs, agencies and community initiatives. Dollars raised through the United Way are distributed among our six impact areas: helping children achieve success; making families strong; caring for our elderly; staying healthy and well; promoting economic independence; and responding to emergencies. A pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, Blackstone is currently one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid products and services through over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1995, Blackstone provides innovative solutions to local, national and international companies seeking to maximize their full potential – from calling cards, POS terminals, merchant processing, marketing & distribution to self-service, interactive kiosks – Blackstone offers a complete array of services to design, integrate and maintain high-impact, strategic business solutions via our global network of alliances and resources. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services visit or call 1-800-639-9590. Blackstone POS are trademarks of Blackstone Communications Co.; US and foreign patents pending.