FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ft Lauderdale, FL – December 2006 – HGX Creative, a full-service marketing, design and promotions company, is the proud recipient of the Arroba de Oro award in the Asociaciones (Foundations) category for www.lachureca.org.
The prestigious award was accepted by Guillermo Castillo, administrator and co-founder of La Ciudad del Nino La Chureca, at a gala event on December 13, 2006. “It is with pleasure that I celebrate with the HGX Creative team who dedicated their time to design and construct a site that this contest has enabled many to visit and learn about the desperation of the children in Managua,” he said.
“The best part of winning this award is that the prize money benefits the children of La Chureca directly.” HGX Creative believes wholeheartedly in giving back and views their role assisting La Chureca in completing the community center in Managua as an opportunity to uplift humanity as a whole by helping the most helpless – children in a desperately poor country. “Being acknowledged by the Latin American equivalent of the Webbys is obviously tremendously encouraging for us as an agency,” says HGX Creative’s CEO, Debbie Nierman. “However, our sincere hope is that this recognition will serve to raise public awareness of the plight of little kids growing up in the garbage – enough to really make a difference in their lives.”
About HGX Creative:
Serving the east coast with locations in Boston and Fort Lauderdale, HGX Creative is proud to have clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. HGX is a recent recipient of the 2006 PPAI Bronze Award for Outstanding Use of Promotional Products in a Campaign, a 2006 American Graphic Design Award (Web site design) and the Load of Gold 2006 award for Best Web Site, Asociaciones.
About Arroba de Oro 2006:
The Arroba de Oro contest is open to any company, organization or individual who has a Web site with content that is directed to or primarily benefits Hispanic residents of Latin American countries – El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Argentina. The top three Web sites in each of 16 categories were determined from over 1,300 entries in an online voting poll. A panel of international judges selected the winners based on best navigation/usability, design, creativity and content. Prizes consist of proprietary statuettes and cash awards. For complete information please visit www.arrobadeoro.com.
About La Chureca:
La Ciudad del Nino La Chureca is a community center under construction whose ultimate goals are to provide healthcare, education and skills to the children living on the trash heaps of Managua. Once operational, the center will help 200 children every day! For complete information please visit www.lachureca.org.
Contact: Ceri Usmar
508-405-4506 (p); 508-405-4509 (f)