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Issue Date: Vol. 50, No. 5, May 2010, Posted On: 4/14/2010

Associations Contribute $15,000 To Aid Haitian Children

by Staff Reporter
Amusement and Music Operators Association, AMOA, merican Amusement Machine Association, AAMA, Jack Kelleher, Coin-Op Cares, amusement industry, vending, vending machine business

CHICAGO -- The Amusement and Music Operators Association and American Amusement Machine Association together raised more than $15,000 to contribute to relief efforts for young earthquake victims in Haiti.

A 7.0 magnitude quake struck the Caribbean island nation on Jan. 12, killing an estimated 230,000 people and impacting the lives of more than three million -- including over one million who are now homeless.

Immediately following the quake, the board of directors of AMOA's Coin-Op Cares Foundation pledged $5,000 to support the efforts of Save the Children and UNICEF, with a challenge to commit up to another $5,000 in matching contributions. See story here.

AAMA's charity arm responded with a $5,000 donation of its own. In addition, numerous individual members of the amusement industry made solo contributions, helping to bring the total to $15,242.

AMOA said all raised funds are being divided between the two children-focused charities. The association is still accepting contributions. Checks should be made out to Coin-Op Cares. Print "Haiti" in the memo section and send checks to AMOA, 33 West Higgins Rd., Ste. 830, South Barrington, IL 60010.

Call (800) YES-AMOA to make a donation by credit card or request a donation fax-back form. Forms can also be downloaded from AMOA's website.

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