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Raise Funds for MS with Windows LiveTM Hotmail® or Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft's i'm Initiative makes helping the National MS Society easy. Every time you use Windows LiveTM Hotmail® or Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft shares a portion of its advertising revenue with the Society.

Help build the global MS Movement through the Microsoft i’m initiative - now including Hotmail!

Microsoft’s i’m Initiative makes helping the National MS Society easy. Every time you use Windows Live™ Hotmail? or Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft shares a portion of its advertising revenue with the Society. You have to take a few simple steps to get started, but after that, the more messages you send, the more you help.

If you have not done so already, please sign up for Windows Live Messenger (Microsoft’s free instant messaging service) and Windows Live Hotmail (their free Web mail service). Then join the i'm Initiative and designate the National MS Society to receive your support. Here’s how to sign up:

Go to http://im.live.com/ to join. i’m™ starts with you. When you send a message you start giving.

1. Select your product to learn more: in this case, Windows Live™ Hotmail?

2. Already have a Windows Live Hotmail Account? If not, sign up for Windows Live Hotmail<http://get.live.com/mail/options> and join the i’m Initiative.

3. Once you’ve registered, go to the “i’m making a difference”<http://mail.live.com/?rru=options?subsection=35> options page and select the cause you would like to support and click “Save.” A special signature will be added when you compose an e-mail.

4. You are now a part of the i’m Initiative.

Send this information to all your personal and business contacts. Then just keep in touch with your online network, as you are probably already doing, because the more messages that get sent, the more Microsoft donates! Feel free to pass this information along to others who want to join the movement!

The i’m Initiative was introduced in 2007 when Microsoft began sharing advertising
revenue from Windows Live Messenger with nine of the world’s most prestigious
nonprofits — including the Society. In 2007 Microsoft donated $100,000 to the
National MS Society.

Now Microsoft is expanding the program to Hotmail, the email service it recently
acquired. There are approximately 70 million Hotmail accounts in the United States,
including one in every five college students. According to Microsoft, billions of emails
are sent daily. This means vastly more potential to generate funds for the Society.
Please take advantage of this opportunity and start using Windows Live Messenger
and Windows Live Hotmail. Enjoy keeping in touch with your friends and colleagues
while helping the MS movement!

 

 

 

 

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