Good Deeds Day Wins Award For Doing Good Through Volunteering
HandsOn Network honors the annual celebration through the George W. Romney Award at the 2016 Points of Light conference.
Good Deeds Day, which saw over a million volunteers involved in 75 countries in 2016, has been awarded the George W. Romney Award at the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service. The 2016 conference in Detroit, Michigan was attended by 3,000 people from service organizations from 24 countries around the world. The award is the pinnacle of excellence in the sector, and is presented to honor the success of an affiliate in making a meaningful difference through volunteering and service.
Initiated by businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison, Good Deeds Day won the award for leveraging, engaging and managing local change makers, and illustrating how individuals are motivated to collectively create change to address community needs.
"It is an honor to receive this notable award on behalf of Good Deeds Day, we are delighted each year to see how the simple idea of doing good connects people from all over the world, reaching 75 countries across the globe, helping millions of people contribute to their respective communities,” said Kaynan Rabino, VP Vision Ventures, The Ted Arison Family Foundation. “We will continue to do a world of good. Together.”
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