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NAMI Receives Net Services Software Donation from Novell

For Immediate Release, October 13, 2000
Contacts: Mary Rappaport (703) 312-7886

Arlington, VA - Productivity is on the rise at the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) thanks to a $17,000 donation of Net services software from Novell, Inc.

"We are honored that Novell, Inc., has selected our organization for this generous donation," said NAMI Executive Director Laurie Flynn. "The Net services software will help us greatly increase our efficiency, which translates into better service for the millions of Americans who struggle with the challenges of severe mental illnesses."

Novell's software donations are part of its community relations program, which seeks to fulfill the company's corporate social responsibility by enhancing the quality of community life. Novell's product-giving program focuses on the areas of education, critical community needs and cultural development. Gifts In Kind International, the world's leading charity in product philanthropy, manages Novell's product-giving program, coordinating distribution of Novell software to a network of 50,000 charities across the country.

"Novell's generosity sets an outstanding example for the software industry," said Susan Corrigan, president and chief executive officer of Gifts In Kind. "Novell's products enable charities to take advantage of all the benefits technology has to offer and allows them to do a more effective job of helping those who need it most."

"Novell is dedicated to improving the lives and futures of children and families," said Linda Linfield, director of Novell internal communications and community relations. "We salute NAMI for sharing our commitment to children and families."

Novell Inc. ( is a leading provider of Net services software that delivers services to secure and power all types of networks - the Internet, intranets and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public - across leading operating systems. Novell's Net service software provides the foundation for one Net - a single global network that makes Net business simple and secure for organizations of every kind and size.

Gifts In Kind International ( partners with businesses and charities to provide quality products and services that improve lives in communities around the world. Gifts In Kind provides charities access to $350 million annually in product and service donations. Manufacturers and retailers, including 30 percent of the Fortune 500 companies, rely on Gifts In Kind's free services to design and manage the donation process.

Companies interested in exploring Gifts In Kind donations with NAMI should contact Amy Fischer at (703) 516-0684.


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