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TransPerfect Donates Translation Services To Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte


Wednesday, 30 January, 2008

NEW YORK, NY  – TransPerfect, a leading provider of multilingual communication services worldwide, today announced that it is donating translation services to support the efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte.

Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing for families all over the world. The organization has provided more than 1 million people in more than 3,000 communities with affordable homes. The organization has a presence in more than 90 countries, including all 50 states in the US, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

TransPerfect will provide Habitat for Humanity with translations of housing applications for applicants whose language preference is not English. All applicants to the Habitat for Humanity program must fill out this application, which requests employment and rental history, income information, and a list of family members, among other information.

According to TransPerfect Co-Founder Phil Shawe, “We applaud the efforts of Habitat for Humanity. It is an honor for us to play a small role in furthering their efforts to provide affordable housing to those in need.”

Habitat Family Selection Coordinator Jill Franklin, added, “We can’t thank TransPerfect enough for their support. Providing families with applications in their own language goes a long way in facilitating the application process and reaching out to the widest possible audience of families who may wish to participate in our program.”

About Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte
Founded on a Christian ministry, Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to develop community with people in need by building and renovating homes, so that people can live and grow into all that God intended. In 24 years, Habitat Charlotte has built more than 750 homes. Habitat Charlotte was also the first affiliate to partner with youth and completely build a home, blitz build 22 homes in a week, host a Women Build event and complete 100 homes. For more information, visit www.habitatcharlotte.org.

About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses in nearly 100 countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.

About TransPerfect
TransPerfect is a family of companies including TransPerfect Translations, Translations.com, and Deal Interactive, as well as specialized Staffing, Deposition Services, Document Management, Transcriptions, and Multicultural Marketing divisions. With 2007 annual revenue of $156 million and more than 750 full-time employees, TransPerfect is the largest privately held language service provider in the world. From over 50 offices on 4 continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in over 100 languages to multinationals worldwide. These services include translation, interpretation, transcription, multilingual typesetting/graphic services, staffing solutions, website globalization, software localization, subtitling/voice-overs, multicultural marketing, document management, and litigation support. With a network of over 4,000 linguists and subject-area specialists worldwide, TransPerfect is the largest translation company to be fully ISO 9001:2000 certified. TransPerfect is headquartered in New York and has regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our websites at www.transperfect.com and www.translations.com.