Stronger families, stronger communities
by Toby Barazzuol on Thursday Jun 17, 2010
Last week, Eclipse Awards entered a four-year sponsorship agreement to support the Adoptive Families Association of BC (AFABC). We really enjoyed working with them last year, and will continue to do so, providing recognition awards to help them appreciate the people and organizations that are supporting the good work of the AFABC.
Why is this important to us? At Eclipse Awards we contribute a large amount of our resources towards building a stronger community. We believe that strong communities are the foundation of our society, and that strong families are the foundation of strong communities. All of this is tied together through the power of love and the bonds that we share as people. Adoption brings together the power of love and family in a healthy and important way. It provides children with families and a safe place for them to grown and develop. So supporting adoption supports strong familes, which supports stronger communities.
This year's awards helped to celebrate the people and organizations who are making a difference through volunteerism and leadership:
Tania Elvin accepts her award from AFABC Board Member Sarah Phillips
2010 Spirit Award - Corporate
Presented to a Business who has made a contribution to activities of AFABC
2010 Adoption in Action Award
Recognizes a BC business or organization that offers excellent adoption benefits.
Winner: Ernst & Young
2010 AFABC Champion Award
Acknowledges the dedication, hard work and outstanding contribution of a volunteer.
Winner: Tania Elvin
2010 Helen Mark Excellence in Adoption Award
This lifetime achievement award recognizes an outstanding contribution to children and families and to adoption in BC.
Winner: Lex Reynolds
Christine Little accepting the Adoption in Action Award on behalf of Ernst & Young from AFABC Board Director & Award Commitee Chair Susi Proudman
We congratulate all of the award winners and nominees for their thoughtful and selfless efforts to build stronger communities by building stronger families!
Be sure to keep an eye out in 2011 when nominations for their awards open again.
As with any cause or movement - be it adoption, the environment, volunteerism, safety, excellence, leadership or equality - recognition can help to create new leaders and empower emerging ones. It's important to take the time to appreciate and value the behaviour you want to see - whether it's in your team, your organization, your community, or our society as a whole.
Everyone appreciates being recognized for their efforts. Who are the heroes in your community?