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Community Sponsor of Seattle-based Nonprofit

Frederick, Maryland, USA – June 12, 2008 – Welocalize, Inc., a leading provider of integrated globalization services, was a sponsor to the Chaya Annual Dinner & Auction held in Seattle, WA on Saturday, May 31st. Chaya is a community based nonprofit organization supporting South Asian survivors and families impacted by domestic violence and abuse. Chaya is the only organization in Washington State that offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services to South Asian communities.

Chaya held their Annual Dinner & Auction at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle on Saturday, May 31st. The event raises a third of Chaya’s operational budget. All funds raised go directly toward serving the community, as all event costs are covered by sponsors. The Auction brought together over 430 influential community members representing the region’s business and professional communities, including law, medicine, high-tech and bio-tech industries, foundations and social justice organizations, as well as cultural and community-based organizations and survivors of domestic violence.

Welocalize was one of six Community Partners to sponsor the event. “We were delighted to have such a wonderful turnout, and are grateful for the generous contributions of Welocalize and other sponsors,” said Pradeepta Upadhyay, Executive Director of Chaya. “It is truly an honor to have so many people in the community come together to support Chaya and commit to ending violence in our communities.”

“Chaya has done a great job of building a network of people who understand cultural differences and challenge stigmas often associated with domestic violence,” said Chris Grebisz, COO of Welocalize located in Portland, OR. “It is reassuring to know such programs exist right in our backyard. We are honored to be a part of it.”

About Welocalize

Welocalize offers integrated globalization services for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. In response to unique customer needs, we provide globalization consulting, translation, localization and testing solutions that manage risk, improve repeatability and ensure transfer of knowledge from project to project.

Our clients include Autodesk, Inc.; Canon; Cisco Systems; Computer Associates; IBM; Microsoft; Sun; Symantec and Xerox. With over 400 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains 9 offices in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China . Please visit www.welocalize.com for more information.

About Chaya

Chaya is a community-based organization that started in 1996 as a volunteer-led response to South Asian women experiencing domestic violence. Today, it is the only organization in Washington state that offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services to South Asian communities, including advocacy-based counseling and support for South Asian survivors of domestic violence, and programs, workshops and events to foster dialog, awareness and mobilization in South Asian communities. To learn more, visit www.chayaseattle.org.

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