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Hood® Simply Smart® Milk Recognizes Fairfield Woman for Her Dedication to Making a Difference

Lynnfield, MA (August 15, 2012)

Hood® Simply Smart® Milk and Chris Evert, Simply Smart spokesperson and tennis legend, announced that Carla Miklos, Executive Director of Operation Hope of Fairfield, CT, is one of three recipients of a $5,000 donation from winning Hood Simply Smart Milk's "Make a Difference, Taste a Difference" campaign.  "We are thrilled to be recognized by Hood Simply Smart Milk and excited about meeting Chris Evert," said Carla Miklos.  "It is our vision that every person in our community has a place to call home, supportive relationships and hope for the future.  Operation Hope is committed everyday to helping our neighbors in need and I am proud to be a part of this vital organization."The Simply Smart "Make a Difference, Taste a Difference" program recognizes local women making a difference in their communities. Two other women were also chosen for making a difference in their communities - Debbi McCarthy, Director of Development for Feeding America Tampa Bay in Tampa Bay, FL, and Samantha Eisenstein Watson, Founder of The SAMFund in Boston, MA. In celebration, Chris Evert will deliver the donation and participate in activities to congratulate the winning organizations at a later date. Winners were chosen based on the number of votes received on the Simply Smart Milk Facebook page."It's a true honor to recognize Carla as part of the Hood Simply Smart 'Make a Difference, Taste a Difference' program with a $5,000 donation to Operation Hope," said Chris Evert. "It is important for everyone to not only make a difference in their community but also for their families in their everyday choices. The women being recognized by Hood for their efforts are true examples of how their dedication and hard work are leaving a lasting imprint on their communities.""With Simply Smart Milk, you can taste a difference - all the taste without all the fat. We're proud that consumers helped 'Make a Difference' in their local communities by honoring three exceptional women and the organizations they support," said Lynne Bohan, HP Hood spokesperson. "It is important to acknowledge Carla, Debbi, and Samantha for the work they do to help local women make the right choices for themselves, their families and their communities."For more information, visit