Seattle, USA – 2008/03/26
On a chilly evening in March, members of the Projectline team excitedly prepared for their first televised volunteer event at KCTS headquarters near the Seattle Center. KCTS is the Pacific Northwest’s PBS affiliate and brings public television to more than 2 million viewers each week, showcasing programs designed to inform, involve, and inspire members of our community. Because the station relies on funding from its viewers, KCTS holds quarterly televised pledge drives to bring in donations that keep public television on the air.
In the most highly attended volunteer event thus far, the Projectline team staffed the phone banks during a pledge drive that featured Elvis Lives, a musical event that was staged in Elvis’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, in commemoration of his death. Following a brief training and introduction to the KCTS staff, the Projectline team filed into a room filled with desks, phones, television cameras, and monitors. Within minutes, Projectline went “live” appearing on-air while the hosts of the pledge drive asked viewers to call in and show their support.
Phones throughout the room started to ring, and Projectline volunteers began taking pledges and chatting with viewers about KCTS programming. Overachieving tendencies intact, members of the group launched a fundraising contest, adding up individual pledges and charting which volunteers brought in the most donations At the end of the night, Projectline volunteers went home satisfied, raising $26,547 for KCTS and Public Television.
Each month, Projectline participates in a group volunteer activity at an organization nominated by employees and subcontractors. Monthly volunteering gives Projectline an opportunity to join together, give back, and focus on issues that matter in the community. Check out our Volunteer Happenings area for information on past and upcoming volunteer events!