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Yours Humanly Announces Three Recipients of its Children Have the Power to Empower Award
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.
David Lauritzen, 9, of Katy, Texas, received the award for the work he performs through his nonprofit David's Toy Project, helping to bring smiles to the faces of pediatric cancer patients during times when smiles are hard to find. He has raised more than $50,000, which has allowed him to purchase and donate tens of thousands of toys to children.
Owen Jassak, 11, of Sauquoit, New York, received the award for helping American military veterans receive the care they deserve by raising vital funds for Sitrin Health Care Center's Military Rehabilitation Program in Upstate New York. Jassak has raised more than $40,000 for veterans and has been the top fundraiser for his local Stars & Stripes Run/Walk.
Devin Moore, 15, of Bay Shore, New York, received the award for the work he performs through his organization #RaceToSpeakUp, an anti-bullying organization that advocates for laws that would help keep children safe from bullying and harassment. With passion and dedication, Moore raises awareness of the pervasive and destructive nature of bullying among children of all ages.
"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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Driven by the belief that quality education is a basic human right, Yours Humanly funds local and global efforts to provide underprivileged children in underserved communities access to educational programs and resources. By doing so, Yours Humanly is lifting children out of poverty and other challenging situations and empowering them to achieve better, brighter futures.
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