Charity Music, Inc. Joins With President Bush's Council on Service and Civic Participation to Deliver President's Volunteer Service Award

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Charity Music, Inc. today announced it has teamed with the White House to become a Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service.

Charity Music, Inc. today announced it has teamed with the White House to become a Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service. Established in 2003, the AWARD was created by President George W. Bush to give Presidential recognition to individuals, families and groups who meet requirements for volunteer service, measured by the number of service hours performed over 12-months.

Charity Music is among hundreds of organizations nationwide that have joined forces to deliver the President's Volunteer Service Award and honor the volunteers who strengthen our Nation. As a designated Official Registered Certifying Organization for the Award, Charity Music is responsible for verifying service hours, nominating potential recipients and delivering the Award to Volunteers throughout the State of Michigan.

"We are extremely proud to recognize our most outstanding volunteers with the President's Volunteer Service Award," said Charity Music President Roger Fachini. "Charity Music volunteers are role models in our community, donating their time, energy and talent to bring us closer together as neighbors and a nation. The Award is our way of thanking these volunteers and inspiring everyone in our community to make volunteering a central part of their lives."

"Being designated as a Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award will now allow us to give much deserved recognition to the other Volunteers and Organizations in our community" added Fachini.

"Even if you've never volunteered before, the President's Volunteer Service Award is within your reach," Fachini said. "There are so many ways to contribute, and every volunteer hour makes a difference in improving the quality of life for others. We encourage everyone to get involved and to bring along your family, friends and neighbors. Together, we can strengthen America -- one hour at a time."

The Award is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, a group convened by President George W. Bush to help foster and encourage a culture of volunteer service and civic participation among Americans. Chaired by two-time Super Bowl Champion Darrell Green, with former U.S. Senators Bob Dole and John Glenn as honorary co-chairs, the Council is composed of leaders in government, media, entertainment, business, education, nonprofit and volunteer service organizations and community volunteering.

Charity Music had previously been recognized at the Federal level by the "America Supports You" organization for conducting statewide Musical Instrument Donation Drives entitled "Notes of Appreciation."

Currently underway, and in conjunction with Armed Services Day and Michigan Week, the "Notes of Appreciation" Musical Instrument Donation Drive is being held throughout the State of Michigan May 20, through May 28, 2006.

Consisting of over 35 statewide Musical Instrument Drop Off Locations, all donated Musical Instruments collected will be made available, at no charge, to the spouses and dependents of those Michigan residents serving on active duty in Our Military.

"In addition to Volunteers, we are currently in need of any and all musical Instruments, regardless of age or condition," stated Fachini.

For more information about volunteering with Charity Music, and to find out how to identify additional volunteer opportunities in your area, visit http://www.CharityMusic.org or call 586-808-7445.

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