United Marketing Group Supports Shelter, Inc.

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United Marketing Group (UMG) - an affinity marketing company - participates in charity ball in Schaumburg.

As the population of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago grows, so do its problems. The children and adolescents in our community need Shelter, Inc. more than ever.

United Marketing Group, Inc. (UMG) recently participated in Shelter’s recent 22nd Annual Charity Ball called “Rock the Casbah” on Friday, November 20, 2009, at the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Woodfield.

Shelter, Inc. is a nonprofit child welfare agency. Since 1975, Shelter has provided community-based, emergency and temporary housing for children and adolescents from birth through age 17 in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision.

Children and adolescents who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision are cared for in Shelter’s Emergency, Traditional and Home-of-Relative Foster Care Programs, and in three Group Homes, which include the Boys Group Home in Palatine, the Jennings Home for Girls in Schaumburg, and the Older Adolescent Group Home in Arlington Heights for boys, ages 16 to 17. Shelter also provides the only Healthy Families program in the Northwest Suburbs, a home visitation and parenting education program for first-time parents.

“As the population of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago grows, so do its problems. The children and adolescents in our community need Shelter, Inc. more than ever,” said Alan Portelli, CEO and President of United Marketing Group.

At the Charity Ball, a special raffle offered guests the opportunity to win a $2,500 gasoline card, courtesy of United Marketing Group and The Reunion Group; as well as a $500 Target Card, provided by UMG’s sister company Teleformix LLC. All proceeds from the raffle benefited Shelter, Inc.

For more information about Shelter, Inc. visit their website at http://www.shelter-inc.org.

ABOUT UNITED MARKETING GROUP

United Marketing Group (UMG) is a leading direct marketer of affinity membership programs and merchandise products. Membership programs such as UMG Buyer’s Edge (http://www.thebuyersedgeclub.com) offered by United Marketing Group provide consumers savings in all major lifestyle spending categories, as well as peace of mind in key areas of consumer concerns.

Unlike many other organizations, United Marketing Group specializes in utilizing all direct marketing media – the industry’s inbound calls, outbound calls, direct mail and e-commerce tools -- to maximize Partner earnings. The company has been in business for more than 35 years and enjoys innovative and long term relationships with numerous Fortune 500 Partners. UMG can be contacted toll free at 1-800-513-9000 or http://www.unitedmarket.com.

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