PickupPal Powers-Up New Groups Ridesharing Revolution

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WWF-Canada Uses PickupPal Groups to Help Green CN Tower Climb Fundraiser

As an organization clearly we are concerned about the effects of global warming, and wanted the fundraising event to be as close to carbon neutral as possible

PickupPal, the leading affinity-based rideshare system in the world, today announces the release of functionality which revolutionizes the carpooling market, and potentially contributes more to the reduction of carbon emissions from automobiles than anything in the previous century: Introducing PickupPal Groups.

PickupPal Groups is a powerful new feature-set allowing anyone, anywhere to create, administer and invite others to a private or public rideshare group. Groups of all types and sizes, including universities, corporations, charitable organizations and sports leagues, can now securely connect their members to share rides to and from classes, work, fundraisers and events.

PickupPal Groups allows a person, group, organization, business, event or community to create a distinctive, geographically defined and access controlled ridesharing group. Additionally, all of the current PickupPal features and user profile preferences are embedded in this release - so chatting; sharing photos; route matching; and social networking interaction with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace are all included.

Rachel Naipaul, Administrator - Volunteer Resources for WWF-Canada, recently utilized PickupPal Groups for their 19th Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb for WWF-Canada fundraising event. "As an organization clearly we are concerned about the effects of global warming, and wanted the fundraising event to be as close to carbon neutral as possible", she said "PickupPal Groups enabled us to create a private rideshare site for our Volunteers, which was helpful for them to get to the event at an early hour. It was easy to do and beneficial all around."

"PickupPal Groups takes that final little unknown out of the ridesharing equation - you now see familiar faces - drivers or passengers who have been invited by an administrator known to you for a specific reason," comments Eric Dewhirst, CTO of PickupPal. "PickupPal Groups really ties someone's day-to-day transportation needs together in a secure, one-stop online application. We expect very rapid adoption, and already are getting phenomenal feedback."

Learn more about PickupPal Groups here: http://www.pickuppal.com/pup/groups.html

PickupPal was launched in January, 2008 and is a privately held corporation. PickupPal leverages social networking to provide on-line matching for drivers and passengers to find others going to the same destination, or anywhere along their route. PickupPal is a free service and is easily customizable for any individual, group, organization, sports team, corporation or event. The service is used by organizations such as USA Triathlon; Clean Air Foundation; Home Depot; Nike; Virgin; ReverbRock; Live Nation and AEG Live.

For more information, contact PickupPal at media (at) pickuppal.com

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