Yours Humanly Announces Two Recipients of its Children Have the Power to Empower® Award
Award recognizes outstanding acts of goodness performed by young people
By: Yours Humanly
The Children Have the Power to Empower® Award showcases "service to others" in a meaningful way and demonstrates to family, friends, and community that even children have the power to empower when they lend a helping hand and an open heart.
Jenesis Shaw, 9, of Rochester, NY, received the award for raising awareness about childhood cancers and for creating, assembling, and providing "Team Jenny Bean" survival bags filled with children's necessities that bring the comforts of home to hospitalized children. She was inspired to help other children while she, herself, was hospitalized during chemotherapy treatments for cancer of the kidney. Shaw has raised more than $70,000 and given away more than 200 survival bags and 1,000 toys to children in need.
Shaan Patel, 17, of Austin, TX, received the award for the work he does through the Shirts for Hunger project. The proceeds from the sale of specially designed t-shirts benefit the hungry, here and abroad. In addition to providing food and school supplies, Patel created innovative ways to make education fun for children of the Mother Teresa Orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia, by organizing spelling competitions and teaching math and geography in engaging ways. He has helped more than 150 children, and by extension, their families and communities.
"We commend these young people for their compassion and hard work, and for being the kind of people who think of others before self," says Yours Humanly Founder & CEO Sunny Singh. "They are making a difference in the lives of others and we encourage them to continue to do what they can to ease life's journey for those who struggle."
Award recipients receive a personalized certificate and medal, and are profiled on the Yours Humanly website and through social media. To read more about award recipients, and for award rules and an application, visit www.YoursHumanly.org and click on the Power to Empower tab.
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