Miami Resident Recognized with Daily Point of Light Award for Work with Joshua's Heart Foundation
Points of Light Honors Emily Sanudo for Dedication to Volunteering
By: Joshua's Heart Foundation
Our Lady of Lourdes Academy Senior, Emily Sanudo was presented with the Daily Points of Light Award by Sister Kathryn Donze, school principal. Emily was nominated by Joshua Williams, Founder and Chief Changemaker of Joshua's Heart Foundation (JHF). Emily time and time again exhibits her selfless nature through her volunteering with JHF in their mission to eliminate poverty and Stomp Out World Hunger.
"I was honored to nominate Emily for this award and humbled by her active participation in our non-profit organization. It is always humbling to find people who believe in your cause and are willing to invest their time to work towards a goal of helping those who are less fortunate them," said Williams.
"Our Lady of Lourdes is proud to present this award to Emily Sanudo and encourages all our students to be selfness in nature. We hope Emily will be a shining example of what alumni and present students should be," said Principal, Sister Kathryn Donze.
"I am so honored to receive this award and grateful that Joshua nominated me for consideration. I will continue to serve my community and encourage others to serve to help those in need," said Emily. Emily has supported Joshua's Heart Foundation with sales from her Pieces 4 Hope jewelry. To support Emily and her mission, go to https://pieces4hope.weebly.com/
Daily Point of Light Awards are given five days a week in the United States and the United Kingdom to honor individuals and groups creating meaningful change to meet community needs; efforts which often lead to long-term solutions and impact social problems in their local communities. President George H. W. Bush was the first president in American history to institute a daily presidential recognition program from the White House, conferring 1,020 Daily Point of Light Awards on citizens and organizations making a big difference in other people's lives and solving community problems. Points of Light continues the recognition and honorees receive a signed certificate from President Bush. The 5000th award was presented at a special ceremony at the White House with President Barack Obama and President George H. W. Bush co-presenting. The nonpartisan award was adopted by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron in 2014, and the tradition has continued with his successor Theresa May. More than 6,500 Daily Point of Light Award recipients have been recognized in the United States and the United Kingdom.
"The Daily Point of Light Award recognizes exceptional individuals who are using their time, talent, voice and treasure to improve the lives of others," said Jaqueline Innocent, vice president, Recognition Programs of Points of Light. "These points of light, like Emily Sanudo, make an impact on individuals while also helping build resilient communities."
Emily Sanudo continues to inspire others with her work and hopes to show others they can make a difference in their communities too.
"I urge young people to get involved in projects and organizations in your neighborhood. I love the time I spend working at Joshua's Heart and we always need more volunteers. You can get involved by calling 305.788.8295 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org." To learn more about Joshua's Heart Foundation's work, visit www.joshuasheart.org.
About Points of Light
Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages four million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people where it's needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.
Joshua's Heart Foundation (JHF) was founded in 2005 in Miami, Florida by Joshua when he was four and a half years old and is dedicated to the fight against global hunger and poverty. JHF is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, which empowers needy people to improve their quality of life by providing necessities like groceries and personal items. We also effectively engage and educate young people in committing to fight hunger and poverty on a global basis.
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