Every community or neighborhood has someone who gives of their time to help others. Maybe it is a relative, a co-worker, a neighbor or a friend.
Thirteen years ago the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation began the Champions of the Community Award to honor these unsung heroes of the greater Phoenixville region, whether that be Phoenixville, Royersford, Spring City, Limerick, Mont Clare, Collegeville – or anywhere in between. Since that time fifty-five people have been honored as community champions.
Lynn Pike Hartman, Vice President for Programs and facilitator of the Champions of the Community program said, “We need the community to help us find these quiet heroes. Perhaps you know of someone who deserves to be recognized – someone who made a personal sacrifice to improve the lives of others, or someone who served as a mentor to youth or a role model for others, or someone who provides spiritual or moral leadership in the community, or simply someone who has been kind and helpful to others throughout their life”.
The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation is currently seeking nominees for the 2013 Champions of the Community Award. This award program honors people of any age who volunteer, or otherwise give of time and talents, in service to the communities of the greater Phoenixville area. Please contact the Foundation for a nomination packet, or you can access the nomination forms from the Foundation web site. Up to four “Champions” will be chosen. These individuals, as well as all nominees, will be honored at a special luncheon in November. As part of their award, the Foundation will provide a $2,000 grant, in the awardees’ name, to the designated charitable organization of their choosing.
The Foundation also strives to be a champion of community health … not just for the physical and mental health of the people who live in the Phoenixville region, but also the social, economic, and civic health through quality of life and cultural diversity. Louis Beccaria, President & CEO of the Foundation has said, “In keeping with the Foundation’s mission to advance the quality of life of the greater Phoenixville area, we are searching for those residents of our community, who are often overlooked for their efforts to make the greater Phoenixville region a better place in which to live, work, play and do business”.
The nomination deadline is Friday, September 20 2013. So look around your community … chances are you know someone who is very deserving of a nomination. For more information, please call Lynn Pike Hartman, Vice President-Programs at 610-917-9890 or LPHartman@pchf1.org , or access the Foundation’s web site at www.pchf1.org.