Flooring The Consumer on Simple Marketing Now

Please visit Flooring The Consumer's new home on SimpleMarketingNow.com where you can subscribe to receive updates to blog articles in real time!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

2007 Stand On A Better World Winners

Le store originally uploaded by Brigitte Chanson.
Mannington Mills has recently announced the winners of the Stand On A Better World awards for 2007.

If you remember, I wrote about the 2007 program in Flooring It Differently By Standing On a Better World. Now, we get to learn about the winners.

This is the third year of the Stand On A Better World awards, and it's humbling to witness the good that so many women around us do.

Drum roll, please!

Per the press release, "Whether it’s giving a child a second chance at life, helping blind children learn to read, or providing healthcare to desperate families in Latin America, the three recipients of the 2007 Mannington Stand On A Better World Awards are working to change the future."

"...The awards are given in three categories: Local, National and Global. This year, a fourth category was added – the “Your Better World” Award – where the public voted online to pick their favorite candidate. More than 26,000 people voted for this new award."

And the award recipients are:

+ For the Local Award: Barbara Drennen – Kent, Wash. She formed the Pediatric Interim Care Center Pediatric Interim Care Center, which - per Floor Covering Weekly 's article "Mannington awards honor women" from 12/19-26/2007 - "is the first and only 24-hour, non-profit center that provides short-term care for drug-exposed infants."

+ For the National Award and the "Your Better World Award": Debra Bonde – Livonia, Mich. who founded Seedlings Braille Books for Children to make low-cost/high quality Braille books available to children. [This is something I've always been in awe of as my French grandmother routinely translated books into Braille. I have memories of her, seated in her room, with special paper, a guide and a pick-like instrument to poke holes into the paper. And when she finished, she would hand deliver the book.]

+ For the Global Award: Nancy Press, Ph.D. – Portland, Ore. She launched Child Aid to help families in Latin America gain access to healthcare and education, first with hearing aids, and now with a multitude of programs.

As announced at the November 15th award ceremony, the grand prize winner is Barbara Drennen – Kent, Wash.

I'm inspired!

If you know of a woman who should be nominated, the next opportunity will be for the 2008 Stand On A Better World Awards in early April 2008.

For information about the 2006 program, see Enhancing The World Around Us and Making The World A Better Place.

Disclosure: Mannington is our customer on the contract carpet side of our business.

Technorati Tags:

Del.icio.us Tags:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Reminder: Please, no self-promotional or SPAM comments. Don't bother if you're simply trying to build inauthentic link juice. Finally, don't be anonymous: it's too hard to have a conversation. Thanks, CB

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...