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Annual Mayor’s Volunteer Houston Awards Set For May 1 – “Houston Spirit of Volunteerism” Reception Will Honor Youth Volunteers

Who:
Houston Mayor Annise Parker

What:
Annual Mayor’s Volunteer Houston Awards Presentation
“Houston Spirit of Volunteerism” Reception

When:
Tuesday, May 1, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Houston Public Library – Julia Ideson Building, 500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77002

Notes:

The City of Houston’s “Houston Spirit of Volunteerism” reception will honor more than 200 volunteers who have been nominated for the 28thAnnual Mayor’s Volunteer Houston Awards. Mayor Annise Parker will present medallions to five local winners of the Jefferson Awards Youth Service Challenge. The awards recognize exemplary student-led volunteer public service in communities across America. Nominees for the award include the Mayor’s Youth Council, Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, Lemonade Day, TAPS and the Hashoo Foundation. All nominees will receive certificates of appreciation for their volunteer service.

YSC is a national youth community service program coordinated by the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. The program strives to build year-round public service and promote student leadership. Activities focus on three public service categories: “End Hunger,” “Save the Environment” and “Promote Health and Wellness.” Students are encouraged to follow their passions in serving their communities.

The “Houston Spirit of Volunteerism” reception is sponsored by the Mayor’s Volunteer Initiatives Office and Volunteer Houston.

For more information, call 832.393.0971 or visit www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods.

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Contact:
Evangelina Vigil
evangelina.vigil@houstontx.gov
832.393.0832

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