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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 9, 2006

President Attends Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Conference
Washington Hilton Hotel
Washington, D.C.

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11:49 A.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: We just had a very interesting dialogue here. I want to thank members of the faith community, the community based action community, the corporate community, the foundation community for joining in a dialogue about how we can continue to foster the good works of millions of our fellow citizens who deeply care about the future of our country and the plight of their fellow citizen.

President George W. Bush meets with philanthropic leaders and social service providers, Thursday, March 9, 2006 at The White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the Washington Hilton Hotel. President Bush talked about the important philanthropic role individual volunteers, corporations and foundataions play in providing funding for social services, and the funding challenges faced by faith-based and community organizations.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt One of the things that always strengthens my belief in our future is my understanding of how many acts of kindness take place on a daily basis in the United States -- and it doesn't require any government edict or government law. People really care about the future of our country; millions of our citizens weep when they know somebody hurts. But, nevertheless, there still needs to be focused efforts on encouraging more giving of money and time.

So I want to thank you all very much for joining us. Appreciate your being social entrepreneurs. I thank you for really strengthening the heart of the United States of America. Thank you.

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