Friday, May 15, 2009

Hands On Atlanta Calls on Facebook Friends for Votes

Target Selects HandsOn Network As One of 10 Charities to Receive a Portion of $3 Million

HandsOn Network is one of 10 nationwide charities selected to participate in Bullseye Gives, Target’s first-ever Facebook giving campaign. Through May 25, HandsOn Network’s and Hands On Atlanta’s Facebook fans, constituents, donors and supporters can vote for the organization at Bullseye Campaign page to win a portion of a $3 million charitable donation. The more votes, the larger the donation.

“At Target, our reputation is built on our legacy of service, and Bullseye Gives is an incredible opportunity for us to continue to engage the public in our giving,” said Laysha Ward, president of community relations, Target. “This is a unique way to help raise awareness of the important work these deserving charities do and increase local volunteerism nationwide.”

Each charity will receive a portion of $3 million, based on the percentage of votes received per charity. All votes and dollars allocated will be updated in real time on Target’s Facebook page throughout the course of the contest and site visitors can vote once a day, every day, throughout the contest. Final donation allocations will be announced May 26. Hands On Atlanta is proud to support this campaign and is spreading the word across its 40,000- member volunteer base. As an affiliate of HandsOn Network, Hands On Atlanta stands to receive a portion of Hands On Networks’ earnings from this campaign.

The selected charities fall within Target’s core areas of giving, as well as causes that are of specific interest to its guests. The other nine charities participating include the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Feeding America, Kids In Need, Parent Teacher Association, National Park Foundation, Operation Gratitude, Red Cross, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, and The Salvation Army.

About Hands On Atlanta

In the late 1980s, Hands On Atlanta sparked a grassroots volunteer movement in Atlanta, igniting a dynamic service model that has since spread to communities across the country. As one of the nation’s largest community-based volunteer service organizations, Hands On Atlanta brings people together every day to transform neighborhoods, support nonprofit organizations and strengthen our city’s public schools.

Hands On Atlanta is an affiliate of HandsOn Network, an international alliance of volunteer organizations with affiliates in the U.S., the Netherlands, the Philippines, Brazil, China and South Africa. For more information on Hands On Atlanta, call 404-979-2800 or visit

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