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Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) celebrates volunteerism with

October 15th, 2009

The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), joined by The Corporation for National and Community Service, will launch the “I Participate” campaign October 19-25. 

Nationally, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC will support the campaign by airing celebrity Public Service Announcements encouraging viewers to tune in beginning October 19th when more than 60 network television programs will feature a volunteer or service related message in their story lines.  Locally, statewide television and radio stations have pledged their support by agreeing to run the Public Service Announcement. 

Local television stations advocating volunteerism in Maine by promoting include:  WABI-TV 5 (CBS-Bangor), WAGM-TV 8 (CBS-Presque Isle), WGME-TV 13 (CBS-Portland), WVII-TV 7 and WFVX-TV 22 (ABC/FOX- Bangor), and WMTW-TV 8 (ABC-Portland).  Additional local media support for provided by, HRTimes, Time Warner Cable, WRMO, and the Blueberry Broadcasting Networks.

VolunteerMaine ( is an online resource that promotes nearly one thousand statewide non-profits from Aroostook to York and thousands of volunteer opportunities across the state.  It is a comprehensive volunteer resource for the entire state.  

Lauren Kelly, AmeriCorps Marketing VISTA with the Maine Commission for Community service “is delighted with the outpouring of support offered up by the local media.  Because of their efforts, will receive some much appreciated publicity that will benefit the volunteers and not-for-profit organizations throughout the state”.

The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine\'s volunteer sector by funding service programs, developing volunteer managers, raising awareness, and encouraging an ethic of service. To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit our web-site at