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Network Performance and Vermont Children's Aid Society to Honor Martin Luther King Day with Volunteer Computer Effort

January 13, 2003

Network Performance Inc (NPI) is pleased to announce a significant donation of services to assist Vermont Children's Aid Society (VCAS) with its mission to help Vermont's children and families. Martin Luther King Day (January 20th) is a day to honor and serve our communities. In the words of Coretta Scott King, "[Dr. King] had a great dream of a...nation that has a place at the table for every child of every race and room at the inn for every needy child": a dream in which VCAS serves a great role. The entire NPI firm will use Martin Luther King Day to improve and network the VCAS technology resources. Each of the computers will be cleaned, updated, fine-tuned and networked to maximize the performance and allow them to run at peak efficiency. These services will aid VCAS in its mission to help the children and families of our communities. This effort represents over 100 hours of skilled technical services valued at over $10,000.00 and is part of NPI's on-going mission to help improve local community services. For more information call John Burton at 802-859-0808 x211 or e-mail jburton@npi.net.

Network Performance is a Vermont-based service company, providing design, installation, support, and training for computer networks and software. NPI designed and built many of the most complex networks in the region. The company has 7 technicians and 3 office staff. NPI is certified in technical topics including Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft, Check Point, and NetScreen. The NPI services are provided through on-site, remote access, and telephone support. One of the company goals is to give back to the local community. Past community projects have involved assistance for the Vermont Foodbank, the Community Health Center of Burlington, and Spectrum Youth and Family Services.

VCAS is a private, non-profit agency providing an array of child centered social services for Vermont families. VCAS was founded in 1919 to find permanent families for children orphaned during the last influenza epidemic which swept Vermont and the rest of the United States. The VCAS mission is to preserve and strengthen families and to provide safe, loving, and nurturing homes for all of Vermont's children. VCAS provides child and family counseling, birth parent and pregnancy counseling, adoptions (domestic and international), post-adoption counseling, Camp ForMe (a camp for adopted children), and Operation Santa Claus which this year provided holidays gifts for almost 700 children statewide. VCAS services the entire state through its offices in Winooski, Woodstock and Bennington.

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