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Yours Humanly Announces Three Recipients of Its Children Have the Power to Empower Award
Quarterly award recognizes outstanding acts of goodness performed by young people
By: Yours Humanly
The Children Have the Power to Empower Award showcases "in 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.
Maya Blake, 9, of Montrose, Colorado, received the award for the outstanding acts of goodness she continues to perform year after year by asking family and friends to donate to others in need in lieu of personal birthday gifts meant for her. Her compassion and selflessness have helped thousands of men, women, and children in communities across Colorado, and those in need in Guatemala.
Renee and Rhea Mendonca, 17-year-old twin sisters of Staten Island, New York, received the award for the outstanding acts of goodness they continue to perform making surprise deliveries of groceries, flowers, and essentials to elderly neighbors who are isolated and unable to leave home during the pandemic. Renee and Rhea have raised tens of thousands of dollars and made more than 1,000 deliveries to elderly friends and neighbors, homeless individuals, and families who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus.
"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.
About Yours Humanly, www.YoursHumanly.org
Driven by the belief that quality education is a basic human right, Yours Humanly funds global efforts to provide children in need access to quality education and equitable resources. While the programs and resources it provides vary among the countries and cultures in which it works, Yours Humanly's focus is always on transforming the lives of children in need through education. 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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Page Updated Last on: Oct 09, 2020