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WE'RE LOOKING FOR A LOT OF GOOD VOLUNTEERS; NEW TOLL-FREE NUMBER WILL HELP CHILDREN ACROSS THE COUNTRY

 WE'RE LOOKING FOR A LOT OF GOOD VOLUNTEERS;
 NEW TOLL-FREE NUMBER WILL HELP CHILDREN ACROSS THE COUNTRY
 PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent Gallup Poll on volunteerism trends indicates that people are three times as likely to volunteer when asked than when they are not.
 "Volunteers for Kids" is a national program that encourages individuals to donate time and services to the children of America. By calling 1-800-950-3453, from now until the end of the year, individuals can receive information about local nonprofit children's organizations that need help.
 Nationally, nearly 450 public and private organizations that serve children are participating in "Volunteer for Kids" and will directly benefit from increased volunteer activities. Sponsored by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and SmithKline Beecham Consumer Brands, the program is an effort to match social services agencies with people who want to lend a helping hand.
 "Many organizations that provide services for children have been faced with cuts in budgets, staffs and programs, while the need for children's services continues to grow. So there is an increased demand for volunteers," added David S. Liederman, executive director of the CWLA.
 "SmithKline Beecham is pleased to be able to provide the link between needy charitable organizations and the volunteers who can help in so many ways," said Maury Kelley, vice president and director of public affairs, SmithKline Beecham.
 The Child Welfare League of America is a 72-year-old federation of organizations and agencies that serve over 2 million children and their families.
 SmithKline Beecham, makers of Aquafresh, Aquafresh Flex Toothbrush, Tums, Geritol and Aqua Velva, and one of the world's leading healthcare companies, discovers, develops, manufactures and markets human and animal pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medicines and clinical laboratory testing services.
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 /CONTACT: Kelley Murray for SmithKline Beecham, 412-456-3963/
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