HOUSTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Annise D. Parker issues proclamation declaring Friday, June 24 as "Houston Philanthropic Society Day". This annual day of recognition is set aside in June to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in our city by honoring Everyday Heroes.
"The philanthropic community is large and yet varied, and each individual voice is equally important on this special day of recognition," states Annise Parker, Mayor of the City of Houston. "Individuals, groups and corporations are encouraged to show their appreciation for Houston's Everyday Heroes who give back each and every day."
We know many individuals work tirelessly to help their fellow neighbors in need. Anyone interested in honoring these local Everyday Heroes can get involved by joining an online community on Facebook (4everydayheroes) and Twitter (4everydayheroes) to share their stories. Houstonians can send flowers, write thank you cards or create awards to show their appreciation. Recommendations on additional ways to thank heroes are posted at www.houstonps.org.
"We are honored to have the City of Houston recognize the importance of creating awareness and appreciation of individuals in our great city who respond to the call of duty to give back to promote common good." said Deena Carstens Munn, President and Founder of Houston Philanthropic Society. "We invite Houstonians to celebrate this city-wide day of appreciation by simply thanking Everyday Heroes that they know and see in action."
Houston Philanthropic Society proudly honors local philanthropists for the generosity of their time, money and talents and for their dedication to the growth and development of local 501(c) 3 public charities. Houston Philanthropic Society sponsors include MasterWorks International, Patel Warren & Ervin PLLC and PR Newswire.
About Houston Philanthropic Society (Houston PS)
Founded in 2009, Houston Philanthropic Society is a registered non-profit organization focused on connecting and educating our community to promote philanthropy in Houston. Houston PS works with local 501(c) 3 charities at no charge to help keep Houstonians up-to-date and connected to charity news, events, jobs, wishes and educational tools for donors. Members include local philanthropists, non-profit employees, social entrepreneurs, corporate philanthropy professionals, industry service providers and an array of individuals who provide support to local charities. For more information, please visit www.houstonps.org.
SOURCE Houston Philanthropic Society