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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Media Contact: [preferred contact email here]
[City, State] - Local volunteerism is the power behind long-lasting change, and by introducing a new, dynamic online platform to our community, [your organization] is the driving force for volunteer engagement, donations, and impacting change on our community. On [launch date], nonprofits and other agencies in the area began posting their volunteer opportunities, special events, and corporate engagement activities online in hopes of increasing the variety of ways for locals to get involved. This mobile-friendly and web-based system, which is administrated by [your organization], is called “[Connect product name].”
Galaxy Digital, which hosts the new site, is a software company that supports volunteer centers and organizations across the country. Its products are designed to engage volunteers, give users an enjoyable experience, and make good things happen in communities of all sizes.
[Your organization]’s new platform will do more than just create matches among the service community and private citizens; it will also help to build lasting relationships.
Opportunities currently listed online include [supply examples of things your agencies have asked for here—be sure to include a variety of needs affecting a variety of issues]. Users can go to [web address here] to respond to these needs.
Responding to needs is easy and can change a life. [Give a quote from a development person or a case manager at a local agency about how need responses can make a difference.]
For more information about [product name] or to schedule an interview with [your organization]'s staff/board, please contact [name of staff/board member] at [contact email and/or phone].