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Yours Humanly Announces Two Recipients of Its Children Have the Power to Empower® Award
Quarterly award recognizes outstanding acts of goodness performed by young people
By: Yours Humanly
Nika Hirsch, 10, of Northfield, Minnesota, received the Children Have the Power to Empower® Award for the outstanding acts of goodness she performs by collecting clothing and books for children entering foster care; hosting a Giving Tree to provide free mittens, hats, and scarves to others in need of warm clothes; managing an annual 100 Kind Deeds Day, gathering friends and social media followers to perform 100 (and more) acts of service in 24 hours; and raising thousands of dollars for several nonprofits.
Riley Pryor, 12, of Edmond, Oklahoma, received the Children Have the Power to Empower® Award for the outstanding acts of goodness he performs by collecting clothing for children in need and inspiring friends and community members to join the clothing drive. This winter, Riley went door to door, collecting winter coats, sweatshirts, pants, shoes, and other cold weather items for scores of children served by Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma City's only school that serves homeless children.
"We commend Nika and Riley for their compassion and hard work, and for being the kind of young people who think of others before self," says Yours Humanly Founder & CEO Sunny Singh. "Our Children Have the Power to Empower award recipients are making a difference in the lives of others."
Award recipients receive a personalized certificate and medal, and are profiled on the Yours Humanly website and through social media. To learn more, 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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