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Signarama partners with Habitat for Humanity to build homes across the country

Worldwide sign franchise to participate in various initiatives to help families in need of better homes

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 23, 2012)- SIGNARAMA, a full-service sign business, today announced a $250,000 partnership with Habitat for Humanity to help build and rehabilitate affordable homes across the United States and around the world. Through financial support, in-kind donations and hands-on building projects, SIGNARAMA will help advance Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build homes, communities and hope.

“We are very excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity and help families in need realize their dreams of homeownership,” said “JT” Jim Tatem, president of SIGNARAMA. “As the world’s largest signage franchise, serving our communities has been a long-standing tradition at SIGNARAMA, not only because it makes good business sense, but more importantly, because it’s the right thing to do for our customers and those living in the areas we serve.”

As part of the commitment, SIGNARAMA employees and franchise operators will volunteer in regional team builds throughout the course of the year and participate in marketing efforts to raise funds for Habitat’s work. In addition, SIGNARAMA corporate and local operators will also donate materials and signs in support of various Habitat for Humanity initiatives, including wrapping 14 Nissan Frontier trucks across the country to increase consumer awareness.

“In order to serve more families in more communities faster, we rely on creative partnerships like SIGNARAMA’s,” said Kymberly Wolff, senior vice president of development, Habitat for Humanity International. “We’re grateful for their support, which will mobilize volunteers and resources while raising awareness of Habitat’s vital work in communities across the country.”

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that has helped to build more than 500,000 decent, affordable houses and has served 2.5 million people worldwide.

About SIGNARAMA (SAR)
SIGNARAMA is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group. As part of the $30 billion-plus worldwide sign market, SIGNARAMA has been at the forefront of the sign industry for more than two decades providing cost effective advertising and branding solutions for companies to increase recognition. Approaching 900 locations in more than 50 countries, SIGNARAMA uses cutting-edge industry software programs to provide a full range of comprehensive sign and graphic services to both the private and commercial segments of the business community. For franchising information, please call 800-465-0362 or visit www.signarama.com.

About the United Franchise Group (UFG):
United Franchise Group
, the Global Leader for Entrepreneurs, is a $500 million franchising expert with 30 years of experience and 1,400 franchise locations in more than 50 countries. Brands include SIGNARAMA, EmbroidMe, Billboard Connection, Plan Ahead Events, SuperGreen Solutions and Transworld Business Advisors. Information on franchising opportunities is available at 800-286-8671 (U.S.) or 001-561-640-5570 (international).

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.