Award-Winning Charity Community Voice Mail Launches CVM Connect, A Monthly Donation Program Featuring Free Ecards

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Award winning charity Community Voice Mail, ( providing free voicemail service and phone numbers to the homeless, jobless, abused and victimized in 39 cities and 19 states across the U.S., introduces CVM Connect. The CVM Connect year-round program of giving makes a positive impact in the life of a person in crisis for a small monthly donation. For the price of a takeout lunch each month, donors receive the satisfaction of making a difference and receive free animated Ecards all year as a thank-you. The holiday '06 free Ecard debuts today.

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Just in time for the holiday season when folks remember those less fortunate, Community Voice Mail introduces CVM Connect, a year-round giving program that delivers big results for people in crisis for just a small monthly donation. has details.

Operating in 39 cities and 19 states, Community Voice Mail provides people in crisis such as the homeless, jobless and the abused a free, private phone number with voicemail. Called the "chugging little charity that could," CVM played a critical role in the Hurricane Katrina disaster, partnering with the Red Cross to distribute thousands of voice mail boxes and phone numbers to evacuees.

"When you join the CVM Connect monthly donation program, for as little as $7, the equivalent of one takeout lunch a month, you can make a tremendous impact in the life of a person in need," says Jennifer Brandon, Executive Director of Community Voice Mail National. "As a thank-you to CVM Connect donors we have commissioned talented multimedia artists to produce a series of elegant free Ecards for sending to family and friends throughout the year. The holiday '06 card debuts today."

The CVM Connect monthly donation program has several tiers of giving:

  •     $7 helps one person in need -- send 5 Ecards per month
  •      $14 helps two people -- send 10 Ecards per month
  •     $21 helps three people -- send 20 Ecards per month
  •      $28 helps four people -- send 40 Ecards per month
  •      $35 helps five people -- send 80 Ecards per month

It's easy to register online to become a CVM Connect participant. Simply go to, choose your donation level, input your credit card in the secure ecommerce system, and create a password-protected account. Then login anytime, -- 24/7 -- to send your Ecards and peruse the latest designs.

Named "Outstanding Philanthropic Organization of the Year 2005" by the Washington chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Community Voice Mail is distributed by over 2000 social services agencies nationwide, with a 70% success rate in helping clients achieve housing, jobs, health, hope and stability.

Jennifer Brandon, Executive Director of Community Voice Mail, is available for interviews, which must be scheduled in advance.

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