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TimeDance Lends a Hand to Hands On San Francisco; Leading Online Invitation Site Joins Hands to Help The Community.

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2000

TimeDance (www.timedance.com), the leading provider of online invitations and activity planning services, announced today it is partnering with Hands On San Francisco (www.hosf.org) to become the exclusive invitation provider for Hands@Work Day.

The purpose of Hands@Work Day is to provide much needed services to those in need in the San Francisco community. Projects for Hands@Work Day include painting houses in low income neighborhoods, tutoring at-risk children, feeding the hungry, planting trees and much more.

Hands On San Francisco (HOSF) will organize over 750 volunteers to complete 35 service projects; resulting in more than 3,000 hours of service to the community. Project Open Hand, Edgewood Children's Center and Friends of the Urban Forest are just a few of the over 35 agencies receiving volunteer support on May 13. Proceeds raised during this day of service will go to help HOSF engage its 3,000-plus volunteers throughout the year in completing over 50 community projects each month.

According to Michelle Geller, volunteer chairperson of the event, "Hands@Work Day provides a way for companies and nonprofits to work together and complete important projects that may otherwise go undone. We chose to work with TimeDance because their service will increase momentum and enthusiasm for this event. TimeDance is assisting us in promoting a volunteer ethic throughout San Francisco by recruiting hundreds of volunteers, many for the first time."

"The basis of the TimeDance service is to get people together, whether it be for everyday activities such as lunch dates, coffee or movies, or for special occasions like holidays or celebrations. Our mission fits perfectly with Hands On San Francisco's intent to get people together to volunteer and make a difference with the Hands@Work Day event," says Mark Lazar, CEO at TimeDance. "Our organizations complement each other perfectly in this way. TimeDance is thrilled to support such a worthy cause - those in need in our community.

About TimeDance

TimeDance is the leading provider of online invitations and activity planning services. http://www.timedance.com is changing the way Internet users plan parties, weekend getaways, business meetings, and other activities. TimeDance offers an intuitive user interface featuring hundreds of exciting graphical invitation styles and a variety of easy-to-use tools for managing get-togethers: RSVP tracking, a private message board, integrated maps with directions, weather forecasts, plus scheduling tools to collect guest preferences and identify the best event time. These fun and useful features make TimeDance the complete activity planning service for consumers. With 1.2 million visitors in February 1999 and a 75% monthly growth rate according to PCData Online, TimeDance is one of the web's fastest growing sites. Major investors include two of the Internet's top venture capital firms, Institutional Venture Partners and Mayfield Fund. Major strategic partners include Egreetings and NBCi/Snap.com. TimeDance is privately-held and based in Redwood City, California.

About Hands On San Francisco (HOSF)

Hands On San Francisco (www.hosf.org) is a nonprofit organization that was formed in March 1994 to make it easier for caring people with busy schedules to make a positive impact on the community through volunteering. Over the past five years, HOSF's 3,000+ volunteers have contributed thousands of hours of community service to over 125 nonprofit agencies in San Francisco, and the organization completes over 50 projects each month. Volunteer projects include environmental efforts, tutoring at homeless shelters, working with Special Olympics participants, visiting the elderly, preparing food for people with AIDS and mentoring disadvantaged youth.
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