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Childhelp Receives 2013 Arizona Excellence Award

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 -- Childhelp®, the nation's oldest and largest non-governmental nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children, has been selected for the 2013 Arizona Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCI).

Each year the USTCI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Arizona is renowned for across the country.

Childhelp has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by USTCI marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

"We are honored to receive this award in recognition of Childhelp's business ethics," stated Sara O'Meara, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Childhelp. "We strive to always be honest in our dealings and transparent about our finances. Maintaining the trust of our partners, the public, and the children in our care is the only way that we stop the epidemic of abuse in our country. Today, five children die every day from abuse and neglect and we believe that five is Five Too Many™."

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a yearlong immersion in the business climate of Arizona.

About USTCI:

The USTCI is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.

Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership. More information on USTCI can be found at www.USTCI.org.

About Childhelp:
Since 1959, Childhelp® has brought the light of hope and healing into the lives of countless children as a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children. Childhelp's programs and services include residential treatment services, children's advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp created the Childhelp National Day of Hope®, held each April during National Child Abuse Prevention Month that mobilizes Americans to join the fight against child abuse. For more information, log on to www.childhelp.org or facebook.com/childhelp.

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