A Northern California-based nonprofit group dedicated to assisting underprivileged children in underserved communities is recognizing the efforts of two Bay Area youths – one of them a 7-year-old Orindan – for their work on behalf of others.
The nonprofit group, Yours Humanly, will present their Children Have the Power to Empower Award to Caden Morrow of Orinda and Shay Patel, 13, from Menlo Park. The pair will be officially recognized at the group’s annual Break a Sweat for Education 5K Run and Walk in Walnut Creek on Oct. 8.
Yours Humanly founder Sunny Singh said the group’s award showcases kids and their “outstanding acts of goodness in a meaningful way, and it will demonstrate to family and friends and community that even children have the power to empower when they lend a helping hand and an open heart.”
Morrow raised funds for orphaned children of Haiti and donated those funds through the Center of Hope–Haiti. His fundraising efforts included a holiday bake sale and impacted the lives of children “by helping to provide them with shelter, education, nutrition, healthcare, and life skills,” according to Yours Humanly.
Award recipients receive a personalized certificate and medal, and are profiled on the Yours Humanly website and YouTube channel and through social media.
The Children Have the Power to Empower Award is open to children 15 years and younger, across the United States. Nominations must be made by an adult and within one year of the act of goodness. For award rules and an application, visit www.YoursHumanly.org, and click on the Power to Empower tab.