updated 9/16/2010 2:16:26 AM ET 2010-09-16T06:16:26

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Joining a vast network of people across the United States working to make the world a better place for children, John Mattera starts his volunteer initiatives today.

About UNICEF: Working in over 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, protection, emergency relief, and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Despite extraordinary progress, 24,000 children still die each day from preventable causes. Our mission is to do whatever it takes to make that number zero by giving children the essentials for a safe and healthy childhood.

"I am pleased with UNICEF, their volunteer partners and programs," said John Mattera as he pledged his continuous support.

John Mattera is an Inventor, Financier and an International businessman who has a background in a wide variety of industries that he has had the privilege of working within. John Mattera is currently the Chairman and CEO of The Mattera Reserve, Inc. a Worldwide Private equity firm with investments in 23 countries.

About the Mattera Reserve:

John Mattera founded The Mattera Reserve in Boca Raton, Florida.

Established in 2004, by John Mattera, The Mattera Reserve is one of the world's leading private investment firms. The Mattera Reserve is a firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic equity investments, equity private placements, and growth capital financing

For more information, visit www.matterareserve.com .

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