DETROIT, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year during the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, which is attended by 3,000 individuals from 24 countries, the HandsOn Network honors the outstanding work of an affiliate through the George W. Romney Award. The award is the pinnacle of excellence, presented to honor the collective success of an affiliate in making a meaningful difference through volunteering and service in their community and across the sector.
Good Deeds Day, initiated by businesswomen and philanthropist, Shari Arison, won the award due to exhibiting outstanding excellence in 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. We will continue to do a world of good. Together." Said Kaynan Rabino, VP Vision Ventures, The Ted Arison Family Foundation.
The George W. Romney Excellence Award was established in 1996 to honor Governor Romney and his personal commitment to volunteer service. Governor Romney was chairman and CEO of American Motors, three-term governor of Michigan and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He was also founding chairman of the National Volunteer Center and a founding member of the board and executive committee of Points of Light.
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