SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World Singles Networks, a leading provider of niche and international online matchmaking services, launches its second 'iCare' Initiative to raise funds and awareness on behalf of charitable organizations and groups that have a special focus on issues affecting children around the world.

The latest of several upcoming iCare partners to be announced is Orphans In Need. Orphans In Need was established with the mission to help some of the world's most vulnerable and needy people. While the group is committed to the alleviation of all forms of poverty and deprivation, in all parts of the globe, their primary goal is to empower orphans and widows; often the most vulnerable members of any society, and the most affected by the scourge of poverty. Currently Orphans In Need is initiating, operating or financing a number of projects in Asia and Africa with designs to help whole communities and areas 'lift themselves' out of the cycle of deprivation; whose effects invariably have a disproportionate impact on widows and orphans.

As part of the partnership, WSN's site, a growing online Muslim matchmaking service, will spotlight to its many members the wonderful work that Orphans In Need does internationally. "We are positively encouraged by the growing response and contributions of our members who have been inspired by the opportunity to do good works. The addition of Orphans In Need to our charitable partnerships should resonate well," says Darren Romeo, COO and Partner of World Singles Networks.

"We are delighted that users of will be offered this opportunity to find out more about Orphans In Need and support the work that we do.  We hope that this relationship will allow us to support many more destitute orphans and widows across the world," said Tufail Hussain, CEO of Orphans In Need.

World Singles Networks' iCare Initiative provides various touch points for members on WSN sites to learn about charitable work that is being done in their own communities and ways to participate.  Members who make donations will have the option to display an iCare badge on their member profile.  The graphical badge, equipped with a tool tip that provides additional information and links to the associated charity, helps get the word out while providing an opportunity for singles to express more of who they are by sharing with others what they care about.

Christina Cody

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