Holiday card promotes Lifeline phone service |

Holiday card promotes Lifeline phone service

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A special 2004 holiday card is being inserted by charitable organizations on behalf of the California Public Utilities Commission into thousands of food, clothing and toy bags and boxes for low-income Californians.

The holiday greeting card features messages in nine languages as part of an ongoing campaign to educate eligible consumers about the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service program.

The card contains messages in English, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Spanish, Khmer, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese. One message is a traditional holiday greeting and the other encourages recipients to call a toll-free line for information and assistance on the Lifeline program.

The card features an image of the official state bird, the quail, by artist Matt Mitchell, and provided by courtesy of Hahn Ross Gallery of Santa Fe, N.M.

The Salvation Army, the Los Angeles Mission, Meals on Wheels, the Catholic Archdioceses of Los Angeles and San Francisco and many other nonprofit organizations have volunteered to distribute the special card to their beneficiaries.

Universal Lifeline Telephone Service provides certain discounts on telephone installation and monthly telephone service to income-eligible residential telephone subscribers.

Call 1-866-272-0349 or visit

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